The only difference between yourself and a professional highly skilled at networking is an effective networking strategy.
Networking strategies are the tools used to achieve networking goals. Networking doesn't need to be a long, involved process requiring days of planning. The five step networking strategy is just one of the many tools you can use. It won't take long before you're able to develop your own style of networking. Keep in mind there is no one right way to network. There is only that which helps you achieve your networking goals, fosters collaboration with your colleagues and doesn't alienate people in the process.