If you want to be a success in business and in life, you need to know how to work a room. Any room. Every room. In virtual rooms, online, and in person. These are the new rooms, and you need to work them: Zoom rooms; virtual networking events, online classes, workshops, webinars, and conferences; Google hangouts; Facetime; Facebook groups; Slack channels; social media accounts, comments and live events; and social events: cheers to happy hours, dance parties, and virtual dates. Strategic Networking is about deciding WHERE you show up, WHY you show up, and HOW you show up and interact and communicate with other people. These decisions can be based on your time, schedule, energy, focus, interests, personality, and goals. These decisions impact your reputation and brand: how people perceive you, react to you, interact with you and remember you. They determine how you develop your network, market your brand, and succeed – or not.
You need to know how to find opportunities wherever you go. Whether in person at a conference, in a boardroom, at a bar, or even at the ballet barre. Whether you’re online, on the phone, on a video call, or at a virtual networking event.