Steve Dean

Matchmaking People and Ideas


Episode Notes (by minute):

-2:00: “I’ve built up connections over the years by doing a lot of favors for people helping with whatever they need.”

-3:30: How Steve thinks about framing yourself when you meet people to have people remember who you are and how they may be able to “refer you” to other people.

-6:00: Steve provides examples how specific types of people could best package and represent themselves when meeting new people

-8:00: How Steve thinks about social capital, and how multiple people have the potential to gain in social capital by virtue of a transaction or introduction.

-11:00: Steve provides an overview on Jobsuitors, a career development startup he cofounded, and overall thoughts on finding work.

-17:00: “as a freelancer, it really helps to think about what your core strength and desires are.”

-18:00: An overview on how Steve thinks you can help your friends help you

-20:00: Steve and David chat through an off-the-cuff, theoretical example of how to potentially talk about work you could do that could be referred to other people

-25:00: “all it takes sometimes is like that one flagship client that you can point to and be like, “look, I did the thing.”

-27:00: How Steve thinks about networking events and meeting new people generally

(Note: these are quick notes and takeaways by David Nebinski. Please see the episode for more accurate information)