It’s important to get out and meet people in order to grow your professional networking. Nothing really beats connecting with people face-to-face. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t connect with people with meeting them face-to-face. In fact, using your smart phone is a simple and effective way to build your network relatively quickly. Here are 5 ways to build your network using your smartphone:
LinkedIn is one of the most used (and powerful) social media marketing tools available. It is a free service (with an option for paid premium service.) Be sure to update your profile and when connecting with people created personal and engaging messages. You can download the LinkedIn app and easily connect with other professionals quickly!
Using your smartphone…to call is perhaps one of the easily and quickest ways to connect with people. It is also one of the most daunting things to do especially if you are cold calling. You can ‘warm’ the call by connecting with the person via email.
Facebook Messenger is a great tool to build your network. You can engage with other professionals by using the app.
Another oldie but a goodie–emailing professionals is way to engage without really being too personal. Be sure to add as much information in the email (what you do, contact info)–being transparent is good because some out there will be hesitate to open and read emails of people they don’t know.
There are so many amazing pages and groups on Facebook to join and contribute to! Use it to build your network–message people (through messenger), leave comments, rate establishments and share great info-people will definitely see that you want to build and grow.