- At receptions and mixers the Players never stand alone. They are constantly being engaged by others in conversation and stand toward the middle of small clusters.
- Players rarely want anything... Information, leads, introductions, etc. Non-Players consistently ask for help with this or that and offer little in return.
- Players are not just known by many, they are working with many.
- A Player seems to be everywhere and yet remains elusive. A Non-Player can be everywhere as well but it feels like too much.
- A conversation with a Player feels fresh and new every time. Like... a lot is happening all the time every time I talk with them. A Non-Player pretty much says the same thing over and over again.
- Players never keep score but consistently reward good information with greater information. Non-Players run dry rather quickly.
- Players pony-up with whatever is needed when asked (sponsorships, resources, personal effort, etc.). Non-Players are constantly looking for a deal, something free, or opportunity with little commitment.
- Players give more than they want....
In all, this post begs another post, "How to Become a Player". Check MC Blog out in a few days. It will be the next topic.
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