Networking is that topic that everyone hears about, but few people actually embody.  The myths described in this article are a big reason why, and people get scared off by them.  Fortunately, they truly are "myths" and the article does a good job of debunking them:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140514212951-397562-four-networking-myths-debunked

 

Here are the myths:

 

Myth #1: Networking means you're looking to use people to achieve selfish goals, or opportunistically ask people for help.

Myth #2: You have to be a born networker or a natural at it.

Myth #3: You must have above average charisma to be a good networker.

Myth #4: You have to be a good talker or an overly chatty “schmoozer” to be a good networker.


You'll have to read the article to find out the truth!

 

4 Networking Myths Debunked | LinkedIn