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I've just answered a post by Matt Chester of Energy Central on the role of networking within EC. There are a lot of reasons to network: You want folks to buy something, you want to learn something from others, you want to share knowledge with others or maybe you want to start a conversation (kind of like what Matt has done here, right.) For me it is to connect with thought leaders and to create conversations or discussions about current or future issues. 

Energy Central is a great place for us to do that. After posting on EC, I've gotten both good and somewhat bad feedback. Good because they expanded my thinking and connected me to an expert who had a different but informed view of my post. Bad in that the respondent really must not have read the post. It happens. But even there, we connected and discussed. I learned. I hope someone else learned and I think our EC community grew as a result.

One final though; networking is all about community, and we need more of that in times like this. 

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Matt Chester on Feb 9, 2022

Thanks for sharing, Alan-- I agree with much of what you said. As for the networking on the Energy Central Platform, I always tell members I chat with that you get out of it what you put in. It's a participation sport, if you will-- so put your insights/questions out there, and even if you don't agree with what you get back, Alan provides keen insights on how that can still be built into a positive!


And anyone who wants to look at the Q&A asking about how Energy Central can help you to improve your networking reach, see the post here. 

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PJ Davis on Feb 9, 2022

Agreed! Nice point Alan. 


Thanks for posting!

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Thank Alan for the Post!
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