Feb 18, 2019
Today we’re talking about networking. Networking is crucial for getting more business and referrals, so you want to try to expand your network at every opportunity. Here are three tips for how I expanded my network when I first moved to Austin, and how you can replicate these strategies for your own success.
Interacting with people in your space and sharing tips and ideas with them is a great way to quickly expand your network. Remember to ask people how you can support them. This gesture means a lot, and they’ll be sure to remember your kindness.
Some of my current friendships came from saying “Hi” to random people in coffee shops! Set a goal of saying “Hi” to two people every day for a month and watch how your network explodes. It’s easier than it sounds. Start by complementing someone on something relevant, and use that as a gateway to a bigger conversation.
Pick someone in your network that you admire and ask them to put you in touch with someone who’s knowledgeable in a field you’re interested in. Try checking out their LinkedIn profile and looking at their connections. If there’s someone at a company or organization you want to be involved with, ask your connection to put you in touch with them.
“We’re human beings and we thrive on human relationships. So get out of your Instagram feed and go look around you.”