Build Your Online Network Using Face-to-Face Values
Building your online network can be a fun but at times a challenging exercise too. I have found in my experience the more you base your online strategies on how you behave face-to-face or using these values as a base, the more long term and meaningful success you have. Particularly if you end up meeting members of your online network face-to-face along your business journey, which has happened to me countless times. In fact this should continually be your guide. What if I met this new connection face-to-face...
In this tutorial I will be explaining the following:
• What are Face-to-Face (F2F) Values?
• How to apply these F2F Values to building an online network
• The importance of adopting a Disciplined Approach
• Know your audience and network and
• Be Authentically You at all times
Now I can hear some of you saying… “I am super time poor, who has the time to connect in a ‘meaningful way’ online?” If you’re thinking this…. I challenge you….
If that approach is working for your current online community and you’re likeminded on this then go for it. But… if you’re not achieving what you want then perhaps a different approach is required. Connecting to 5 people in a meaningful way that leads to a long term business association of you both helping each other is far better than connecting with 500 people and no one engaging in what you do. The latter might ‘look good’ on an online profile but how much is that approach serving you to achieve all you want too?
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this tutorial allow me a moment to share a little about myself as to why you would listen to what I have to say on this topic.
I have been a 'networker' all my adult life during my working career both working for others and myself. However it wasn't until about 10 years ago when I began working for myself that I learnt to network effectively. Since this time, one of my businesses, the business marketplace, Out of the Box Biz, one of my members (clients) called me a Master Networker back in 2014 and the title has stuck. I have been actively speaking and teaching business professionals on how to network successfully in business ever since. Therefore this tutorial comes from a decade of networking in business face-to-face and online.
Let’s begin by defining what face-to-face values might be in the next lesson.