'2 who's and 1 what:' How to craft and sell your elevator pitch

Network in a way that plays to your strengths, recommended Shana Montesol Johnson, a career and leadership coach who works with development professionals, in a video interview with Devex’s Kate Warren at the Manila Career Forum.

People often have high expectations during formal networking events, but these situations can also be overwhelming, and that’s normal. It can be more valuable to think of networking as anything you can do to help build and maintain relationships with people who you can help — and who can perhaps help you, whether now or down the road.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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