My connections typically fizzle. I try to show interest and not go too overboard. Do I have to just run the numbers? Is it timing? Are there secrets to making lasting connections?
It depends a little on what kind of connections you're trying to make. When young relationships fizzle, I see it mostly because you didn't provide value in the relationship. Here's someone who can teach you how to be a great connector. Ginger Johnson
You don't have to hire her, you can just read all the stuff she writes. Ginger knows what it takes to connect with other people and you can learn from her example. It may feel corny for a while because you're uncomfortable, but she really knows her stuff.