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March 28, 2024 3 mins

Picture this: a world where technology keeps us connected 24/7, but somehow leaves us feeling more disconnected than ever. I've been hitting the event circuit hard lately, from star-studded Super Bowl parties to industry conferences, and I've come to a powerful realization about the irreplaceable value of human connection.

In this motivational moment, I'm going to share some eye-opening insights about why getting out there and interacting with people face-to-face is the secret sauce to building meaningful relationships and unlocking new opportunities. We'll explore the limitations of virtual communication and the magic that happens when you step out of your comfort zone and into a room full of potential collaborators and game-changers.

So if you're ready to level up your networking game and tap into the power of in-person connections, get ready to take some notes. I've got some stories and wisdom to drop that just might change the way you approach your career and your life.


Host: Daymond John

Producers: Beau Dozier & Shanelle Collins; Ted Kingsbery, Chauncey Bell, & Taryn Loftus

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Speaker 1 (00:02):
What's up, everybody? It is the People's Sharks.

Speaker 2 (00:04):
Here Damon John back to you with another motivational moment
for you. Courtesy of that moment with Damon John, a
production of the Black Effect podcast network and iHeart Radio.

Speaker 1 (00:19):
Okay, So I.

Speaker 2 (00:21):
Want you to pay close attention to this about how
technology is changing the world, how you could take advantage
of the.

Speaker 1 (00:29):
Other aspect of technology.

Speaker 2 (00:31):
I went and did a really great pre Super Bowl
party event, and then I have been at so many
things from musical events to conferences and various other things,
and people ask me all the time, why do you
go so many places?

Speaker 1 (00:48):
Do you have Zoom?

Speaker 2 (00:49):
You have email, you have WhatsApp, you have everything? And
you know what, I realized lately that.

Speaker 1 (00:57):
As connected we are are not connected anymore. And I
have found that, especially.

Speaker 2 (01:05):
After the world moving to every corners of the world
and people having liberty to stay at home view with
their families when they work, people also are way more
eager that when they are in front of people.

Speaker 1 (01:18):
They can connect to people.

Speaker 2 (01:21):
And the deals and the catching up that I have
done in very small periods of time have paid huge
dividends over the last two years.

Speaker 1 (01:32):
Do you see some communities may meet.

Speaker 2 (01:34):
At churches, some meet on golf courses, some meet sports games,
and some meet other places and networking events. I'm not
really into sports, but I do love to go to the.

Speaker 1 (01:45):
Super Bowl pre event parties.

Speaker 2 (01:48):
Why because when you're on a zoom across from somebody,
they're not going to turn around and look and see
if anybody looking when you're at what ten people in
the room and say, you know, I don't really like
this deal. Yeah, they may hate you in a chat,
but they they may not want to do that because
somebody else may be looking at them. They also don't
want to say, hey, you know what you might after
this meaning we go somewhere to take a walk on.

Let me tell you what I really feel about this situation.
We are packed animals by nature, and when will somebody
just blurt out all of their concerns on a zoom.

Speaker 1 (02:19):
Well, you have a lot of things going on.

Speaker 2 (02:20):
First of all, they may have the dog in the background,
they may have a whole bunch of people watching them.
They don't want to be the person that holds up
the zoom. And by the way, it is four fifty
five and that zoom is supposed to be over five.
Take advantage of these opportunities and don't travel only.

Speaker 1 (02:35):
Within your own circle.

Speaker 2 (02:37):
If you are somebody like me in clothing and manufacturing, well,
I may want to go to a tech conference to
find out more about how to market I may want
to go to a music conference to find about who needs.

Speaker 1 (02:49):
To wear my clothes.

Speaker 2 (02:51):
Or I may need to go to maybe a construction
trade show because of the applications I use and my
clothes can actually go for uniforms or boots or what
people are using in the construction field. And you don't
need to know only people in fashion, because an accountant
can be an accountant in any field, a computer programmer,

a coder, a influencer, they can also cross fields. There
are the fundamental feels that work in every category of
where you are or where you're trying to go. So
I urge you to take that time and get out
of your comfort zone and go out there and shake
the hand, look somebody in the eye, give them a hug,

have a good old dad joke with them, and I
promise you you will move faster up the ladder than
your colleagues that are only saying you want to get
on a zoom I text.

Speaker 1 (03:45):
You then you see the email and there you have it.

Speaker 2 (03:47):
So tune in every week or more episodes of that
Moment with Damon John Peace
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