Because of the current health situation, a lot of us are working from home. Even if you cannot go to your usual places to network face-to-face with others at mixers, meetings, or social events, you can still take action and build up your networking online.
Earlier this week, I shared some tips for working from home. Please watch this video to learn a few things you can do right now to maintain a powerful personal network online:
Take a few minutes daily to reach out to a few people each day in your network and schedule an appointment to talk to them later in the week. There are many ways to connect with others, even if not face to face. The easiest way is to pick up the phone and actually have a conversation with them. If both you and that person are comfortable with setting up a video call, I recommend connecting with them at a scheduled time on Zoom, Teams, or some other platform. Not only chat about each other’s businesses but ask how they are doing personally. Find out if there are ways you can help them. Finally, it is ok to also ask them for help. We all could use a friend these days.
Now is the time to build up your online networking with your fellow BNI® members using our newest platform: BNI Online™. This will allow you to stay in touch and attend your BNI Networking meetings virtually during these days of social isolation.
If you’re not in BNI®, we are inviting local business professionals to join us online. If you know someone looking to grow their business online during these challenging times, please invite them as our guests to our online meeting. This is a chance for them to experience BNI and networking from the comfort of their home or office.
Find a local online meeting in your area:
Please watch this video to learn some things you can do right now to maintain a powerful personal network. Now, more than ever, you need your network. Work together with them by networking online.
2 thoughts on “Networking Online”
Thank you Ivan! “… provoked to take positive action NOW ..”
I saw this happening yesterday, done by a BNI member of my chapter in The Netherlands. Someone who is out of work now. He had hired someone (from within our chapter) to write his posts on LinkedIn.
And now … he writes all by himself Facebook posts (in a very nice way!) describing what he does instead of being the sports coach at his Fit20 place AND … in that same post he ‘puts someone of our chapter on the spotlight’!!
Unforeseen talent and great understanding of BNI I think!
Members can also use this time to
(2) Update their profile on BNI CONNECT. (If not done earlier)
(2) Give testimonial to fellow members on BNI CONNECT (& also ask them to return the favor).
(2) Upload positive reviews / testimonials on the referral partner’s social media accounts