Ok I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions at all. I’ve been meaning to get out to some more local networking events. I found myself going to these types of things less after Hailey was born. Well this past Thursday I went to a social hosted by the Atlanta Content Strategy Meetup Group. I had a really good time and I met some people that I hope to build some business relationships with in the future. It didn’t go near as bad as I thought it would (Hey, I’ve been out of circulation for a loooong time.) Anyway here are a couple of photos from the event:Details
In my last post I wrote about the misfortune that befell a company called Boner’s BBQ. A small group of 100+ managed to get negative coverage in traditional media regarding this story. This speaks to the power of having a tribe of followers behind you. How do you develop this tribe? The best way is to join a group of people that share your beliefs and start building a relationship with them. This means that you share what they publish. You have conversations with the people in your potential tribe on twitter and Facebook. This process will take time, but if done right, you’ll build a close knit group of people that will be happy to share what you publish.Details
I started a series about following up with prospects based on the following thread in one of the Facebook groups I belong to:
There was so much information in that thread, that I decided to make a series out of it. So here is another question and answer for you
What is your suggestion for those who express interest, and ask for a card but you have no way to follow-up. Is there a trick to getting there information? I get a lot of those.
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This past Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest expert on Denise J. Hart’s (otherwise known as motivationmama) radio show, The Creative Entrepreneur. We discussed how social media has helped so many entrepreneurs be more creative. Listen to the episode by clicking on the link! Enjoy.
While many of us who start our own businesses or who become solo professionals value our independence, we quickly find more value in having people at our side to give us extra strength, visibility and insight in the market. And so we get out there both in person and online to network and build relationships.
It’s great to meet new people and learn what they do, and it’s even more exciting when you can find a great deal of synergy between your goals and theirs. This is when you can start to explore referral partnerships or strategic alliances.Details
I must apologize for getting off schedule. I haven’t been feeling well the last few days. I’m feeling better now. Here’s an interesting article I found about Networking. I hope you enjoy it.
Funny Networking Poem and Do’s and Don’ts
By Sheryl Nicholson
Networking Do’s and Don’ts
I always enjoy speaking at networking events. I get there an hour early to set up everything for my presentation and then I stand in the back of the room and watch people enter.Details
Most social networking sites allow you to send an invite like this.
Dear Joe Bloe,
I’d like to add you to my LinkedIn network.
Don’t use it! It is a big turn off to most people. It is really impersonal. It’s a lot better to send a personal email. Also send a reminder of how you know the person you’re trying to connect with. That will make a better first impression than sending a canned invite.Details