Developing Your Personal Network And Social Media Connections

networkingAs this year draws to a close, business owners are looking for viable solutions that can help them expand their companies, heighten conversion rates and increase their base of loyal customers. Individuals who are serious about accomplishing this objective should note that the secret to success is developing your personal network and social media connections. To learn more about how you can realise these goals and subsequently experience business growth, review the information and ideas offered below.

 

1. Decide On Your Focus.

As many business experts know, networking is one of the most efficacious ways to find prospective clients and business partners. However, networking can be a vast and therefore overwhelming world as a result of the fact that there are literally thousands (if not millions) of people that you could connect with in order to grow your business. With that thought in mind, it’s critically important that you take time to decide which people you’re going to focus on connecting with. This process doesn’t have to be an arduous task at all. Simply sit down and determine what areas of your business you’re attempting to expand and who would be the appropriate person to help you realise that objective. For example, if you’re looking to find great employees to fill vacancies in your marketing staff, it may be a good idea for you to mingle with a recruitment agency manager who can offer you insider information regarding the best job candidates looking for work.

2. Attend Conferences/Lectures/Etc.

If you’re serious about developing your personal network in order to keep your business growing, it’s always a good idea to attend conferences, lectures and similar meetings. At these meetings, you’ll get to connect with other individuals within your field that are serious about meeting prospective business partners, sharing information about their companies and/or presenting research that’s meaningful within the field. When you attend conferences and lectures, be sure that you’re bringing business cards and other pertinent information that you can share with people. Also be sure to include your social media information (Twitter handle, Facebook contact info, etc.).

3. Connect With Thought Leaders.

This is one of the most effective strategies to implement when your goal is to expand your business. Of all the people you might seek out for networking purposes, thought leaders are oftentimes the most important people to connect with. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that thought leaders have immense authority within their fields as a result of having taken the time to do thorough research within their area of interest. In continually presenting their findings to the public, thought leaders become a reputable source of authority. There are numerous ways that you can connect with thought leaders, including through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. To ensure that you make the most of this opportunity, ensure that your profiles look professional yet personable and that you’re using the social media channels in a meaningful way that makes having a business-based conversation with you seem practical and advantageous.

Summing It All Up.

Individuals who are ready to expand their businesses in 2017 should note that developing their personal networks and social media connections is a truly outstanding way to accomplish this objective.

What have you found to be the best investment of your time in growing your network?