You and I have changed our daily lifestyles quite dramatically I’m sure. Here are my changes:
- Lots of Zoom networking events
- Learning about online communication
- One-to-One ‘virtual’ coffees
- Time with my wife having lunches
- Walking in our local parks
- Staying at home and doing domestic chores
- Pottering in the garden
- Developing videos and online programmes
- Business and holiday travel
- One-to-one meetings
- ‘Live’ training and presentations
- Attending events
- Eating out
I feel very grateful that whilst my life has massively changed, I am very fortunate that I and my family are safe, well and our hardships hardly make the scale compared to so many millions of others. I hope you are in the same place
“YOU RARELY DO BUSINESS AT NETWORKING CLUBS”
Why? Because there is so much ‘going on’. It could be fellow attendees telling us what they do or a speaker sharing their knowledge. For me, networking clubs, physical or online, are there to create platforms for us to build relationships AFTER THE MEETINGS.
So, here’s a thought. If, like me, you attend lots of online gatherings at the moment consider arranging one to ones with others either during the video conference or straight afterward.
TO ORGANISERS OF ONLINE MEETINGS
Why not suggest this idea to your guests using chat rooms? YOU create 1-2-1’s. If there are 18 in a meeting create 9 chat rooms for say 10 minutes, then re-form and set up another set.
What do you think?
WARNING! If Jack and Jill aren’t on speaking terms it could lead to some embarrassment!!
HOW TO GET INTRODUCTIONS TO YOUR NETWORK’S NETWORK
It may be a good time now to ‘meet’ new people but surely the best way is to ask your network to introduce you to their connections. Much better than approaching someone ‘cold’. Click Here to find out how….
The future of networking…or is it the now?
In every business, organisation or professional firm I am guessing there is going to be changes but the one thing which shouldn’t change is that the networking continues: a must for business or career development.
MY 2 NEW OFFERINGS
1.As a result, I now run ‘live’ workshops online, duration from 1 hour to half a day:
For a limited time, I would be delighted to run a PRO BONO mini workshop entitled “From working the room to working the Zoom”. To make it worthwhile I would like an audience of 15+.
When you think the time is right get in touch 07939 205719
2. Online learning programme… learn anytime, anyplace, anywhere:
This also covers both face-to-face and online networking skills. The original parts 1 – 4 include explanations where differences occur and the new part 5 is dedicated to only effective online networking skills.
I hope you, the family and your network are keeping safe, staying well, and you are looking forward to normal living where social distancing is just a distant memory.
All the best