How to network effectively during COVIDFeatured

emilytsitrian's profile thumbnail
Love this! I'm a huge fan of acronyms so especially appreciate the BOND framework. Just to add another tip that I think has helped me this year is to actually block out time for networking, connecting, and giving back to my community to build a habit every week of building my network during this period.
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@emilytsitrian Yes! Thank you for mentioning that!! Developing relationships takes time, nothing happens overnight or with an email or two. Blocking space for this effort will help a lot.
HannahBaldovino's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing, Amelia! I love how practical and tangible all these action items are.
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@HannahBaldovino You are welcome and you have a pretty awesome last name!
HannahBaldovino's profile thumbnail
Haha thank you! I do love being Mrs. Vino 🍷 lol!
jobequality's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing these very useful networking tips!Where can I find networking opportunities online for Female Entrepreneur in tech?
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@jobequality I wish there was a one single ever updating list for all opportunities ( in life while we are at it) , but Eventbrite is a place to start. Play around with the locations and see what comes up. Also brainstorm who is solving problems related to your community of interest, typically people who offer these solutions have events to attract people. I also share tips here, look at Episode 1: Where to find people: https://anchor.fm/confidentcollabs.
jobequality's profile thumbnail
Thank you!
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@jobequality You are welcome and other tips are here: http://bit.ly/getinfrontofanyone
stephaniecn's profile thumbnail
Great tips! I especially love your definition of and goal of networking: “The goal of networking is to add value to another human by way of inviting them to learn about something or someone who will help them get to their desired end result and/or highest level of functioning.” 👌🏽 Not sure many people realize it’s about adding value.This might be a nerdy question but, does anyone use a personal CRM for networking? If so, what’s your system and/or what tools do you use?
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@stephaniecn Yes! My personal networking on social media often becomes professional, and when it does, the image is a general workflow I use and what I make for clients as well. Yet for personal use, something similar can be made to take folks from "stranger" to a "commitment" of some sort.
stephaniecn's profile thumbnail
Cool! Thanks for sharing this, it makes sense. I've heard some people use a basic CRM to have reminders to reach out to people in their network. I'm considering doing that to turn up my network game. :)
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@stephaniecn Yep, you can add a name and set a time to reply.
juliachan's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing this Amelia! It's very insightful and I think that's something lots of people looking for for a while. Personally I still struggled a bit to network virtually but after reading your sharing I feel more confident to get the ball rolling again!
AmeliaR's profile thumbnail
@juliachan Lovely! Feel free to reach out with any questions!