While networking online is a great way to keep in touch, there is nothing like some good ol’ face time to seal the deal. Our expert guest blogger reminds us of the importance of off-line relationships and how to find the time to add this to your networking plan.
Get Up and Get Out There
Networking online is very impersonal and many times, your best efforts go unnoticed. This is why you need to actually hit the streets and make some physical contacts. People will remember you and your company more when they can put a face to the brand. It’s time to get out there and show your contemporaries what you have to offer.
One of the best spots to network is at local entrepreneur events. These types of events are held all year round at a multitude of locations around the country. Even if you have to travel a little, it’s undoubtedly worth it to make the trip.
At these events, you get to socialize with other business savvy people, gather new contacts, and even meet potential investors. Check out our local chamber of commerce and meetups.com to find these local events. Make each conversation count and you will definitely garner a whole crop of new contacts.
How has face time helped your networking plan?