On building a network for an introverted person
A little context to start with. I’m currently developing and maintaining WordPress products and platforms at the Sèmè City Development Agency. I think I’m the youngest person at the Agency. As a result, I think it encourages more people to give me advice that I often find very instructive.
Today, I spoke with a colleague about the importance of building a network. But more specifically, why I shouldn’t hide behind the fact that I’m an introvert to avoid meeting people.
I have rather high professional ambitions, you might say. But so far, I’ve more or less avoided networking and all that.
I realized that it wasn’t necessarily the right way. Humans shouldn’t be excluded from our interactions (when you put it like that, it sounds strange, but when, like me, we’re very « connected » it makes sense).
As a result, you might see me more and more at networking events and meetings in Cotonou and maybe in other countries of the West African sub-region.