We have many tips we share in our book, “Making Your Net Work,” but let’s start with the following three:
- Set up regular gatherings with your circles of support, either one-to-one or as a small group. By building consistent exchanges with your networking partners and circles, you’ll create more opportunities for yourself and others.
- Make some of your connection events fun. Whether it’s a play, a sporting event, a concert, or just going out for a meal. It’s the social side of networking that helps grow business opportunities. Even if you’re just starting out, ask someone you admire to meet with you and perhaps even become your mentor.
- Create one or two social media accounts. If you don’t have a LinkedIn, Google Plus, Facebook Business, or Twitter account, we highly encourage you to obtain at least one or two of these. Create robust profiles. In fact, LinkedIn, a professional network, say users with complete profiles are forty times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.
Stay tuned for more. To your success! Billy