Jun 18 2013
This kind of connection doesn’t require physically being in the same room.
In fact I make some of the weakest connections in those crowded networking meetings where there are hundreds of people milling around with drinks and plastered smiles.
Okay, maybe this is just me (and I am willing to admit it) but I don’t find those groups fulfilling.
For one thing the noise level is so high that I have to strain my ears to hear even the bits of small talk.
What I like is real sharing in a quiet space. I want to find out something about the person I’m talking to and not just a marketing message.
I ran a monthly group for two years that provided this. We had a maximum of 15 people and we also spoke one at a time and did real sharing!
I am just about to begin a new similar group and am so looking forward to getting to new connections that are deeper and include ways we can support each other. It’s really about community.
However, many of the people in my tribe I have met online. They live in Australia, South Africa, Canada and England.
We met first on facebook or linked in. There is one woman who lives in Paris who I first met on facebook, she then signed up for my weekly biz tips, and then listened to one of my teleclasses.
She wrote me an email recently, thanking me and we had a lovely back and forth email conversation for awhile.
Those kinds of connections are so real and really helps me to see what a small world we live in.
Here are a few things you can do to build stronger connection to people you meet online!
1. Be authentic and tell your story. People want the real you.
2. Be consistent. If you only go on Facebook one a month, there is no continuity of connection.
3. Re-share people’s posts if you really connect to their message. That person will feel your warm fuzzies and know what they wrote really touched you.
Connect with me even more by coming to my Free training “How to Powerfully Connect with Your Tribe.”
If you live in Portland shoot me an email and let me know you are interested in my local groups.
I’ll be doing one monthly drop in and also a year long mastermind group!
What kind of connections are the most powerful to you?
What kind of help do you need?