Are you networking in the right place? Networking is a great place to make connection with your peers, make friends, find support for your business, and be a part of something bigger than your day-to-day activities. When you network in the right place you should feel energized by the event.
Networking should not be a chore. It will a take significant amount of your time, so attending should be a place you want to be and the people should be people you enjoy investing your time in.
When I am networking in the right place I feel welcome and encouraged to return time after time. I feel I am adding to the value of my business, to others’ businesses, and to the value of my personal growth. I feel uplifted by the support and generosity of the people in the room AND I feel I am not wasting my time.
The bottom line may be ROI, but you will never get to profit without the relationship, so if you are not feeling this from your networking events then maybe you should re-evaluate how you are spending your valuable time.
Check out some pictures from the eWomen Event I was at last night. I never feel like I’m wasting my time with this amazing group of business women.
Do you have an amazing place you network? Share it in the comments below. I love to hear about great places to do business and connect.