24/7 Networking

by Christi on January 14, 2009

Networking is probably the oldest, most accepted and least expensive way to market. *Professional Power CEO Lynn Gabrielson defines it like this: “Networking is demonstrating that you understand and care about people. It’s the soft intangible factors that build powerful alliances”. Okay, so it is a given that networking is powerful. Now, what about taking that to the next level. In today’s market, social media allows you to network with people you would otherwise have never met, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no constraints of time and space. We are no longer confined to standing around swapping business cards with the same people month after month. We now have the ability to exchange ideas and information with people everywhere.

What is your business doing to take advantage of this networking opportunity? Do you have a blog, a facebook page, a linkedin page? Do you twitter (tweet) or flickr? This week, make it a goal to explore at least one social media opportunity. Feel free to friend me wherever you find me. I think once you see the power of social media networking, you will be astounded. Let me know about your social networking experiences.

*From the book 101 Ways to Promote Yourself by Raleigh Pinskey

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