Networking with the best
- May 17, 2023 at 2:35 am #452jryan44Participant
I have recently moved to a new city (Atlanta). My organization connects the highest-performing entrepreneurs and leaders through live virtual engagements and in-person experiential-based events.
I have begun connecting with some awesome individuals and have learned some great networking skills. I am curious about what ya’ll recommend in order to get plugged into the highest quality people and networks. Open to all organizations, events, etc.
- June 6, 2023 at 9:37 pm #455captreegerParticipant
Thanks, JRyan44! Hope the move is working out well!
There are almost too many networks and relevant organizations out there! As you find them, one of the biggest tricks will be in figuring out which ones are the best investment of your time.
Given what you’ve shared about your organization, you may want to connect with some of the local incubators, entrepreneur groups (like EO or Endeavor, that are also available in many locations), and associations. You may find great leads on LinkedIn or through connections in your industry. And of course, community leadership and civic programs can be great.In smaller communities, you might find a Rotary or Kiwanis or other benevolent organization, where you can help make the world a better place and build your network at the same time!
When you start to meet others, I’m sure you know to ask good questions about where people are finding value. And of course, a lot of your discovery may come down to finding the organization that’s the best fit. Some groups have a greater philanthropic purpose in mind. Others are social and perhaps many of the members may like to party a lot. Some are serious and achievement driven. Still others might emphasize investment, education, or work-life balance. You can find the one that best fits your needs at any time.
And when you find the right fit, I’m a believer in volunteering and contributing. One of my goals in any organization that I join is to “pull my weight.” I do that for its own sake. But I would say that some of the greatest growth, networking, and learning I’ve received has been when I’ve volunteered in leadership roles in various organizations.
Hopefully this is helpful. Or I’ll check back in to see if you or anyone have more specific questions. Thanks!
- July 3, 2023 at 6:45 pm #458jryan44Participant
This is great!
I have been seeing the value of volunteering come to fruition as well.
I recently volunteered for an event that I would not have been able to be a part of if I was not a volunteer. Therefore it gave me the ability to connect with individuals that are hard to get access too!
Thank you for the tips.
- July 10, 2023 at 8:14 am #463marianacoronadoParticipant
Once you’ve found your fit, something that I have found to be helpful too involves asking those same people who you relate with to connect you with someone they know.
That way you know that they are like-minded and have similar goals/values as you, and you can continue meeting people in the right circles you know you want to be in.
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