7-Points in Florence, Alabama
When you reach out to someone to start a relationship, they must accept your offer for a connection to take hold. Successful networking requires a two-way street. The easiest and most delightful networking often happens when two parties reach out simultaneously. Sometimes, even more people will get in on the act as multiple people decide that two people should meet. A two-way street is great, but sometimes networking can come together like the intersection of several roads. I fondly remember a place in my hometown, Florence, Alabama, where seven roads came together in one intersection. When many roads meet in one place, you can expect a lot of options to come together!
Recently, a Seattle Christian radio station owned by Salem Communications, KGNW (820 AM) hosted a pastor’s luncheon and invited me to attend. I had a great time at the event and met several of the people at the station. I met Stan Lander, Senior Marketing Consultant, and he worked with my assistant, Anne Kuchera to book me for two interviews with Doug Bursch, who hosts the Live from Seattle program during the all-important afternoon drive time slot (4:00-6:00 P.M.) After those interviews, they also scheduled me for an interview on their Spanish-language sister station in.
I totally like everybody at the station! Chuck Olmstead, the Director of Ministry Relations, is a real mensch! Stan Lander has become a genuine friend, along with his son, David. Doug Bursch, the host of Live from Seattle, who graduated from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where I used to serve as Academic Dean, does a fantastic job as host of the program, and his producer, Nick Shishkowski, bends over backwards to make things easy.
I must not have done too badly as a guest on the show, so the station invited me to host the show while Doug took some vacation time. My schedule would only let me accept one day. At the point where all the relationships converged, I got to host the show last Monday. I fell in love with radio!
Here’s the audio from my program. It focuses on the Faith at Work Movement in Seattle. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
For more ideas about networking, see The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus (My Healthy Church, 2013). Order it in paperback or Kindle edition at http://www.amazon.com/The-Kingdom-Net-Learning-ebook/dp/B00EDO1F6M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376544126&sr=8-2&keywords=Joseph+Castleberry.
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Dr. Joseph Castleberry, President of Northwest University in Kirkland Washington, is the author of Your Deepest Dream: Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life and The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus. Follow him on Twitter at @DrCastleberry and at http://www.facebook.com/Joseph.Castleberry.