Are you attending ‘real life’ networking?
Our recent blog post series talked about social media and how to use it to your advantage for your business. In particular, we looked at ‘why bother for business?’ and covered a few topics as to why ensuring your social media activity is an important element of your marketing strategy.
Of course, we all know that the social network is an amazing way to meet like minded people, potential clients and influencers. We have easy access to the world and the knowledge of others. We can talk across oceans and time zones and really bring ourselves closer together.
It’s easy to talk and to make connections via technology if you put the time and effort into it and yes… you can create some extremely valuable business relationships. However, are those relationships as strong as the ones you make when you actually meet people face to face?
We’re talking about actually taking time out, away from our working environments and attending ‘real life’ networking! A physical shake of hands, a smile, an exchange of business cards and conversation. Having a face to a name helps too. We have many methods of online conferencing and video calling these days, but if you’re the lady in the red dress, or the guy with the bright tie, you’re going to stand out a little more in a room full of people rather than a Facebook group, or Twitter Hour.
Don’t forget the importance of getting out there and being present!
- Start business relationships
- Increase your visibility
- Connect with key people within your industry
- Feel motivated
- Represent your business and your brand
When was the last time you attended a networking event? Is it about time that you scheduled in your calendar another opportunity to grow your network?
Don’t have the time to find the right networking event for you and your business? If you need some help with a little research to find that perfect opportunity to ‘mingle’ then our team here at The Virtual Compass will be more than happy to show you the right direction.
Get in touch with one of our friendly team members today to discuss your requirements and we’ll have you making yourself present in no time at networking.
Until next time…