The SN Tip of the week is to support black owned businesses. In honor of Black History Month, patronize black entrepreneurs, startups, organizations and causes. Offer time, resources and energy to add value, show support and advocate on various levels.
Use this to diversify your networks and networking agenda!
The SN Tip is to evaluate your social media activity. Spend this week taking note of the activities and time you spend on platforms. Monitor your engagement ie. posts / reposts, likes, comments, etc. Review the data to fine tune your processes and efficiency for connecting and building your brand.
Use this tip to be more effective in your networking interactions!
The SN Tip of the week is to pay close attention to detail. Heightening your awareness in communication skills (verbal and nonverbal) offers many benefits. It can also give you insight about colleagues, companies, projects / initiatives, etc.
Use this tip to enhance your networking endeavors!
The SN Tip of the week is to celebrate milestones. Whether it is starting a business, earning a degree / certification, membership to a group, # of yrs. in a profession / company, bring light to your accomplishments. And vice versa, highlight the achievements of those in your networks. Leverage and do not overlook the announcements Linkedin does in regards to your connections.
Use this tip to value your networks and relations.
The SN Tip of the week is to ask good questions. Use open ended questions to garner dialogue and peak interests. Choose questions that allow you to learn more about your counterpart and their passions, skills, affiliations, business, etc. This is also a great way to offer referrals, leads and introductions.
Use this tip to master the art of networking!
The SN Tip of the week is to finish 2020 strong! Enjoy the last days of 2020 and look forward to ringing in 2021 with good health, a great vision and a zeal for networking!
Be well and safe.
The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a networking, diversity and inclusion influencer known for infusing culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her company's training and events.