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The easiest time of the year to reconnect is the best time of the year to network. Visit


Hi!  This is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and you are listing to The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast. Welcome!  It is Thanksgiving week is I’m recording this that I just I would share an idea with youThat I think will be very helpful to you over the course of the next few weeks.

This is a time of year where, progressively, as we got closer to Christmas in the US, it is harder to do business, right?  However, it is easier to do networking.

It’s easier because people more receptive to personal contact.  They like talking to people who they haven’t spoken with in a long time, right?  It’s friendly time!  It’s family time. (I am speaking US centric) , whether you are Christian or Jewish, obviously with other faiths where are other times of the year where this makes sense . . . This is what came to mind now.

During this holiday time, it is a time to reach out to other folks, especially ones that you haven’t had contact with in a long time, drop them a quick email and say, “Hi!  I was thinking about you as we enter this time of year I thought I would just reach out to you and say, ‘hi,’maybe we can get together sometime in January, share little bit about yourself, what is going on in your family.”

Make it personal!  Don’t try to push for a sale or a meeting! Just be the one who is reaching out to connect.

It goes a long way toward opening the door to conversation again.  If your job hunter, this is a golden way to start putting your network into action again once we enter January.

If your business for yourself, especially you smaller business owners, it is a great way to start, recontacting old clients, people you have been involved with in the past who have fallen through the cracks and open the door again one more time.

Again, no big push before Christmas unless they say, “Hey!  Let’s get together before Christmas!”  Obviously do it.  Most of the time, you’ll be able to pick up the phone in early January, set up a time to speak or meet with them and is a terrific approach for building the network.

I hope you found this helpful.  If you’re interested my coaching you, reaching out to me.  My email address is  In the subject line, put the word, “Coaching.”I’ll circle back to you and will figure out a time to speak and see if it makes sense.

I hope you enjoyed today’s show and hope you have a great day.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for and He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

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