IS YOUR NETWORKING GROUP PERFORMING TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL?
Business Networking and Social Media go hand in hand – the skill set that makes somebody great at Social Media are the same skills utilised in face 2 face Business Networking
And yet – many businesses and networking groups struggle with Social Media!
Over the past 5 years I’ve attended every type of business networking group – from informal networking groups where you walk into a room of 50+ and are forced to make chatter … through to 6.30am BNI style breakfast networking heavily based on referrals.
I’ve even been asked as a man to go and speak at Women’s Only Networking Groups about Social Media
I’m not a serial networker, but networking works for my business driving 30% of my business directly … and it should be doing the same for yours
HERE’S HOW YOUR NETWORKING GROUP PROBABLY LOOKS LIKE
Whether it’s BNI, 4N, your local business chamber – most networking groups are performing at about an optimum of around 20%
Think about the Business networking group you attend – chances are it looks like the below
20% are true networkers – aim to give as much as possible to the group and get a lot back as a result
20% know networking is important – but need hints and tips to really make the most of it
25% are in hard sell mode
25% of the group are there because their boss has asked them to attend
10% are MLM reps looking to build their team rather then build and grow the network in the room
Imagine if those 20% of true networkers were the norm and that the 20% of true networkers grew to 60-80% of the regular attendees
The Network Groups Wins. The Individual Businesses Win. The Local Community Wins!!!
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING FOR YOUR NETWORKING GROUP CAN HELP
Our Half Days Social Media Training For Business Networking Groups is tailored to the groups needs and ensures all businesses attending
- Have a Full Understanding Of how to successfully use each Social Media Platform On A Daily Basis
- Utilise Twitter Lists to full effect for the benefit of the group
- Use Twitter Search to generate daily referrals for the group
- Grasp the Power of Facebook groups for referrals
- Use LinkedIn to build your business reputation
- How to Make Your Networking Group Stand Out From The Crowd and Dominate
A ONE MAN REFERRAL MACHINE IS GREAT … BUT A REFERRAL ARMY IS BETTER
So why is Social Media Training For Networking Groups Important?
“There’s a saying in networking that Givers Gain and it’s true. The more you give in business, the more love & referrals you get back. By utilising Social Media and very simple systems in place you can generate a constant stream of referrals in place. The systems I have in place enable me to refer work to local businesses every single day, 7 days a week. 7 referrals from one member in a weekly networking meeting never happens – but this is entirely possible via combining your networking with Social Media. The systems in place make for a very very strong position for a networking group when everyone in the room does this”
“Alex demystified the world of social media for me. I thought this would be an impossible task but his expert knowledge and patience performed miracles. Social media is such an important tool for B2B and B2C that it needs to be executed correctly or could cause major issues. Alex was able to give tips on how to tailor to our business needs and how to use for future expansion. It’s already brought results and moved us into 21st century. Highly recommended” Sue Aldridge, CEO of Altrincham and Sale Chamber Of Commerce
“Have heard Alex speak on a number of occasions and when looking for someone to present a talk on social media to The Federation of Small Business members.
Alex gave an interesting and informative talk which was very well received and provoked a series of questions which were expertly answered by Alex.
I have no worries about recommending Alex to any of our members who require his expertise” Simon Edmonson, Federation Of Small Businesses
“Alex is a reknowned expert in social media and he has supported Blue Orchid as a guest speaker at many events; his real gift and the reason he is so good is that he UNDERSTANDS business. He is passionate not just about social media but more importantly about the commercial application of the technology and how it can help businesses improve profits. I would recommend Alex without hesitation” Frank Lavery, Blue Orchid
IS SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING FOR BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUPS FOR YOU?
- Are referrals a key part of your business group?
- Use Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook For Business?
- Want more referrals passed each week?
- Does a large sector of the group struggle with day to day social media?
- Networking group of 10-20 people?
If you can tick yes to these get in touch today – Call Alex on 07806774279 or email ALEX@ALTRINCHAMHQ.CO.UK