Not everyone is a natural born networker. It can be difficult, if you tend to be on the shy side, to connect with other business marketers. It doesn`t have to be that way, though. Not if you use your natural talents to build networking skills!
Just because you don`t enjoy talking on the phone doesn`t mean you can`t network. Instead, why not try email or social networking sites? These allow you to connect without having to be face to face or even on the phone.
For more personal connections, you`ll just need to step out of your comfort zone and start talking to people. This is probably easiest at networking groups or conventions where people naturally begin to discuss what they do anyway. Having a small speech or points to discuss can be helpful in this case.
Networking isn`t all about being a chatterbox and talking to everyone all the time, though it is helpful. If your personality is a little more timid, then go with it, but don`t forget to push yourself once in a while.