I’ve been networking for many years now, and a member in several groups. I believe this is the future of Networking. It’s exciting to be a part of the future.At the beginning it was somewhat difficult to get used to something new compared to what I’ve been doing for so long. But after several meetings, I have no doubt in my mind that this is the future of Networking. I can’t grasp how much time I’ve spent commuting to and from meetings, swapping business-cards only to reach the same results and targets, where I can do the same thing from my home or office, save so much time and efforts.
I was a member in several networking groups, but I couldn’t quit feel a part of the communities. In one there was an age, seniority and connections barriers. In another one the physical location of the meetings was challenging, and in the third my profession didn’t fit. The digital group has no boundaries. Anyone can find his/her place, feel belong and a part of something truly big.Again, thanks for the trust in me to lead a group. Thanks for allowing me to be a full-time mom, together with the ability to promote my business. Thanks for the opportunity to expand beyond my own boundaries and limits. Thanks for letting me feel belonging.
About a year ago, when I was invited to try out the community, I was on the fast track to become a chairwoman in a prestigious networking group. Though I believe in digital marketing, I didn’t quit believed in digital networking. I believed in the energy that you feel when you meet, in the handshake, in looking in someone’s eyes. Being the adventures I am, I joined this community. I quickly understood that I was mistaken. The connections and energy are felt, even from remote. To my surprise, the exposure I got was far beyond the prestigious group I was already a part of. I was even chosen to be a group manager!I started receiving referrals and clients from all around the country. Being a part of the community allowed me to develop additional digital tools that increase my overall offering and revenue. Now, after a year of being a part of this amazing community, I can honestly say that it impacted my business and helped me grow. My business grew and evolved and my opportunities keep on coming. I can now say that there is no need for the physical aspect in networking to close deals. It goes without saying that by moving to Online meetings, you get better utilization of the time and you connect from the comfort of your home or office! I can’t wait for groups to be established in the US so I can offer my services to potential customers and partners. Then, the sky is the limit!