Tight Ship with Lisa Hall: Networking with Intention
Recently I’ve made the decision to network with more intention and purpose. Recently, I was at a training and one of my mentors said something to the room that really stuck in my head. He said he has never or will ever network at traditional networking groups because the honest truth is that most of those people in those rooms are there because they are broke and don’t have enough business. Now I’m not saying that everyone I’ve networked with is broke -- but my mentors statement really got me thinking about turning the traditional networking I was used to upside down on its head.
What if instead of attending long weekly meetings I started…
- Calling to connect with folks I know?
- Asking those I know who I should meet?
- Reaching out to those I know on LinkedIn but have not talked to in a long while?
- Asking people in my FaceBook groups to have a 20 minute live chat with me on Zoom.us?
- Connecting to large influencers on Twitter asking to have a quick phone call?
- Purposelylooking up those who are working in industries where I usually find my ideal clients and ask them to coffee?
- Attending more seminars and conferences where my ideal clients hang out?
- What if I REALLY began to expand my reach via global communications?
I’m telling you that with this intentional switch I made just a few weeks ago, that I have met more people then I ever did at most networking events. People have been eager to get on the phone with me so that we can share and learn about each other’s businesses. I’ve also been able to make some fantastic introductions for those I’ve met.
Now I do plan to attend some networking functions from time to time. I just will look at each opportunity with clarity and intention. I want to make sure that if I invest my time in a group or a mixer that I meet and am introduced to the right people where mutually beneficial business relationships will form. Now my question for you is how can you intentionally change networking and what it looks like for your business. Just one small change can do wonders for your business growth.
Business Success Coach and Personal Speaker
You can read more by Lisa on her blog at tightship.net