#FoitiTips: Social networking

Translated by Stella Vasileiadou

Based on the original article in Greek by Giolanta Tsavdari

There is a group of people for whom networking is an easy or even fun process. However, there is another group that considers it not only a difficult process, but a laborious one. It could be possible that you are one of those entrepreneurs whose business was already developed by the previous generation. In this case, the circumstances were in your favor and networking was an simple affair. However, there are those of you who have not been so lucky and who also are not really good at networking. If you are one of those people follow the steps below and you will figure this social networking thing out!

Social networking; Come forth!

social networkingIt is common for entrepreneurs, and in particular for the self-made ones to consciously avoid networking. They seem to consider it a waste of time and an “enemy” of the consumer/customer. Nevertheless, the era of Onassis, where the businessman managed to make the world revolve around him is long gone. Therefore, you cannot network and develop professionally by staying all day in your office. Trust the networking process and when you finally discover its multiple benefits, you won’t believe your eyes! So, step out your ‘’cave’’ and get out there, it’s nice!

Network online

Let’s start with a test. How would you respond to the following question? ‘’”How many connections do you have on LinkedIn ?”

There is no right answer but there is definitely a wrong one that answers with a question like: “What is LinkedIn?”. So if you think this is a difficult or even incomprehensible process for you, or if you think it’s unimportant and you cannot cope with that, then there’s good news for you: there are excellent professional copywriters who can help you in your corporate writing. All you have to do is to decide to give it a try , and once you build your professional profile properly, this will benefit you in a big way.

Don’t overdo it

I guess you now might be convinced that it’s worth a try, but the secret to success is not to overdo it. It is not necessary to introduce yourself to all the attendees of the various conferences, nor hand out your business card to anyone. At this stage, go for quality over quantity. This will save you time and the headache.

Don’t spread yourself too thin

Try to stay focused on what you really can do and not on what you want to achieve. This way, a future partner will know exactly who he is dealing with and what to actually expect from working with you. Thus, not only will you not be exposed but your name will inspirs trust, as you do not one of those who promise the moon and the stars.

Αν επιθυμείς να διεκδικήσεις υποτροφίες στην Ελλάδα ή το εξωτερικό, ο Οδηγός Υποτροφιών του Citycampus που μόλις κυκλοφόρησε σου προσφέρει ό,τι χρειάζεσαι!