In today's internet-based world. you don't have to do business with people right in your backyard any longer. If, however you want to grow your business, how can you network effectively and efficiently?
Here are my tips on how to make the most of networking opportunities:
- Attend face-to-face events, but don't shake a few hands, hand out business cards and then hope for
- Network online. The beauty of the internet and its plethora of social networking sites is that you can "meet" people from across the country and across the globe from the comfort of your home. You can make a connection on Facebook or LinkedIn and then have a "face-to-face" via Skype or a Google Hangout. Sometimes it is nice to put a face to a name.
- Volunteer. Again, volunteer opportunities can be in person or via the internet. There are many groups that may benefit from your skills and expertise in an online way.
What can you do to grow your network both locally and globally?
About Robbi: I am a professional blogger, social media consultant, internet copy writer and ezine creator. I grow my clients' businesses through the content I create and share across blogs, social media and ezines for them.