With business technology taking leaps ahead, business communication is no longer restricted to meeting face-to-face and the phone. Business networking is very common online especially with social media platforms. It is easy to reach out to people and connect with them but is it just as easy to convert that connection into a serious network? May be not.
The following tips will tell you how you can create strategic alliances without being pushy (or creepy):
Use The Power of The Blog
If you’d like to build a relationship with someone, use the blog pathway. Most successful people use this business technology to the fullest. Check out their blogs and comments. If the comments section is interactive, you can go for it. If you see that the person does not reply or engage through comment, that person is probably not the kind who wants to build relationships.
Don’t Come On Very Strong
Sometimes you may start a conversation on a page or a group even though you do not know that person.For example, may be you are answering a question or may be you are discussing something. That’s very good. However, if you send a friend request immediately, it is the kill. Experts do not recommend this. Before trying to connect with the person you need to find a ground of connection and recognition.
Do Not Force Your Way Into Conversations
If you have something valid to add or say, that’s really good. But that doesn’t mean you barge into conversations for no reason. People find it really annoying.
Engagement and building relationships using business technology requires patience. You cannot expect to steal the limelight with your first comment. You have to take things slowly, one step after another. Comment and move on. Comment later on another post. This constant engagement will bring you recognition. It is after that, that you can make your move.
Following these steps will successfully help you take business networking to the next level.
Using business technology to connect with others is a great idea but you shouldn’t go for the kill. Taking one step at a time and going slow is the key to building relationships. Have effective business communication to begin with and then go ahead slowly.