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How to do online networking in business
Traditional networking used to be a straightforward process – navigating a crowded room at a networking event, business card in hand, while scoping out the best people to speak to, and then attempting to start a meaningful conversation.
Of course, face-to-face networking is still important, and always will be, but the rise of, and necessity for, online networks and virtual events has created new opportunities to network. Consider these steps to being able to successfully leverage your online connections and meet like-minded professionals through social media.
Steps to successfully make business connections by networking online
Maximise your presence on LinkedIn
Get an introduction
Don’t wait too long – it is standard etiquette to follow up within two days. Try to also accept invitations in a timely manner and send a follow up message to thank them if you’ve met them before.
It’s not all one-way
Attend networking events
With these online networking etiquette tips, you’re ready to build and leverage your connections in an effective and professional manner.