Last week I listened to a great speech from Carlos Hernandez at iRM Consulting.  He shared his expertise with the audience at a Career Strategy Forum hosted by the Northern Silicon Valley Partnership. 

Building Networks utilizing Social Networking tools – Carlos talked about Web 2.0 and the importance of utilizing the technology for networking.  He mentioned several great ways to use social networking tools to build social networks.

I think one of the most notable things he mentioned for me was that Social Media breaks down age barriers or perceptions of people.  This is definitely something I plan to share with the people in my Social Networks.  During his speech he also discussed other strategies for increasing networking opportunities.  The final note of his speech was of course to remind everyone not to discount the importance of old fashioned face to face networking.