Connections. (Use the word ‘network’ if you must).
You’ve heard the adage “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”
“It’s not only who you know. It’s who you help.”
If you want to connect with someone, give them something they can use. Do you know a great writer, producer, or designer your contact should meet?
Share the information.
You become a resource. You become valuable. You become a connection.