Elmer Letterman had a great strategy for networking: Help others succeed by connecting them with new partners. Every Friday, he connected three people that "should meet". In 10 years, he became a local life insurance rockstar, even though he never sold during his famous networking lunches.
You can do it too. Either face2face, via conference call or three-way email, you can/should/must commit to connecting three people a week. Find partners, jobs, projects or new friends for your network and watch it explode.
My new video: The Elmer Letterman Story (from the FIS Conference 2009)
The Elmer Letterman Story from Tim Sanders on Vimeo.