If you’re an introvert, networking probably it’s top of your to-do list, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the benefits of putting yourself (and your business) out there. This simple guide will show you some easy and actionable ways you can network to make connects that will help your business grow.
CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS
If you’re looking to create new connections, then celebrating the success of like-minded individuals is the perfect place to start. Whether it’s leaving a thoughtful comment or sending a supportive DM, the effort you make to acknowledge the hard work of others will always be appreciated. This is an excellent way to get to know someone you admire and start a genuine relationship with them.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
If attending a ‘networking event’ sounds like your worst nightmare, why not try attending a class? This is a great way to meet like-minded people in an environment where there isn’t as much pressure to ‘network’. You never know who you might meet and you’ll also be learning valuable skills along the way, it’s a win-win.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE
One of the most important things to remember when networking is to think carefully about the kind of people you want to surround yourself with. Are you looking to meet individuals with a particular skill? Or like-minded business owners in your industry? Being clear on why you want to network will make the who and where feel much more effortless.