“Let’s stop introducing the people we love based solely on what they do, who they cash their checks from, or what’s on their twitter profiles. Let’s instead start reminding them of who they are. Let’s start conversations that don’t begin and end with who has the most interesting job in the room.” – Cadence Turpin
For 20 years I was a stay at home mom. During that time I experienced the sense of isolation Cadence Turpin describes on countless occasions. I often felt uninteresting in new groups because I didn’t have a career to identify myself by.
Cadence Turpin’s article, “A Better Way to Introduce Your Friends at Parties” is a breath of fresh air that invites everyone to be known by who they are rather than by what they do.
Her post challenges all of us to build community in a better way, “Networking builds an empire, but thoughtful introductions build a community. Where will you lay your bricks?”