The Power of Networking Both Online & Offline
We have all heard the term, "Network to Increase Your Net Worth." Before Social Media became so popular, meeting in person or over the phone were the only ways for us to network and make connections. However, in today's day and age we have Facetime, Video Chat, Facebook Live, Group Conference calls and more to add to the ways we are able to reach out and connect with each other. When S.I.S.T.A.R.S. first formed back in 2011 our monthly meetings held in Downtown, Oakland were our singular form of networking with like minded women from across the Bay Area. Today, with the boom of Social Media we are able to network with women from all over the world fairly easily and without the cost of driving, paying toll and parking fees and all the other costs that come with hosting a face to face meeting.
Now don't get me wrong, even though we are able to effortlessly communicate with each other online and it is a powerful tool to grow our networks, we cannot forget the importance of offline or face-to-face meetings as well. Being able to shake someone's hand, share ideas in person and just simply get to know someone up close is a great way to not only connect but also build lifelong friendships. Sisters Inspiring Sisters To Achieve Real Success is all about empowering women and there is an undeniable power that is felt when you are able to hear someone speak live and direct. So we definitely promote our Offline events and classes as well as our Online groups and interactions.
Growing our networks in business is our ultimate goal as it increases not only profits and brand recognition but also credibility. Word of mouth referrals are more valuable than any marketing strategy you can use. If a friend recommends a product or service, we are more likely to buy or utilize that product or service. This is why building our networks both online and offline is so powerful and important to our overall growth. Below are "10 Ways To Tap Into The Power Of Networking Online and Offline." We can't be afraid to step out on faith, step out of the box and fearlessly reach out to others in life and business. You will be pleasantly surprised how God will place the right people in your life at exactly the right time. Happy Networking ladies!
10 Ways To Tap Into The Power Of Networking Online And Offline
1) Online - Join Groups that are relevant to your product, service or lifestyle. be active in these groups by liking and commenting. Do not just spam the group by posting your business links, products or services, actually interact. Answer questions and provide valuable content. Make new friends and then turn them into customers. Sharing a bit of what you do is okay. Just trust that if your service or product is that good people will ask and certainly buy.