Networking may be intimidating if you’re unaware of the benefits. Over time, you may value it differently, and that’s when you’ll want to take networking to the next level. With a giving mindset, you can become more generous and impact more lives the way members of BNI change lives with the Givers Gain philosophy- a transformation that entrepreneurs experience. So how can you grow your professional network and nurture relationships? Read on to find out how.
Visit Professional Groups
As the first step, attend networking events. To build your circle, find other professional groups near you. Visit them to learn how different they are and what value they can add to your business. The more you know about each the more diverse your thought process will become and help you make a better choice.
Practice makes a man perfect. Consistency gives seasoned networkers an edge over others. By being regular at networking events, you interact with more experts, and their insights will be an asset to your business which nurtures your relationship.
Get Insights & Improve
When people influence you to go the extra mile, you’ll evolve and no longer be the same person who first came to build a network. Remember to go back each time and share positive feedback about your business. Expand your network with your own success stories. Motivation among new attendees will soar, and it is a fabulous way to give unconditionally to your community.
Coming together for something good can bond people like no other. Volunteering for charitable causes will help you meet new people and sometimes even your colleagues and members of your own networking group. Common interests are a great reason to flock together.
Your goal to boost your business should not be the only reason to stay in touch with people who help you. When you build relationships to help others you get noticed. Make use of that visibility to propel your career and personal growth.