We all know that how important networking is, but it’s hard for several to approach someone without any specific reason and for that, you may call yourself an introvert as well. You could be doing jobs in IT companies or a non-IT company, but if you are an introvert the situation is same for you.
Do not worry there are a few networking tactics for introverts like making arrangement for conference calls and e-mail groups around specific questions.
To approach people in a field is much easier when there is some topic brewing in your mind. To have some points in mind to discuss makes everything less awkward.
And this works best for almost every industry. People in every sector have some thorny problems which they can’t solve alone. In this article we going to discuss conference calls, which is common to every sector and hosting an in-person seminar is a great way to accomplish.
First, you need to select a specific topic or problem, in your specialty which people can benefit from sharing their expertise with. For instance, it could be conference calls about challenges in membership marketing and about use of social media in higher education. In this people loves to share tips also ask others about common problems.
You need to find about 10 to 15 people in your specialty area at other organizations and approach them. You could also include some people in smaller or bigger schools whose work you admire. People who have a strong online presence are preferably good to have on the call. If you have friends working in your area of specialty, inviting them could be a good idea. It is always good to have a friendly voice online.
Perform your best as moderator of the call and be sure that everyone has a good experience. You need to share the agenda beforehand, have everyone introduce themselves at the beginning of the call, and be sure that you have sufficient questions and ideas for the group to talk about.
If everything goes well, suggest them to remain in touch via an email distribution list. Once you’ve done that, you don’t need to do the entire work to keep the group connected, because others can bring up new discussion topics and ideas.
This is a great way to improve your experiences at conferences. By sharing information about problems, you can have ideas for a panel discussion or topics to submit to conference organizers. It is always a good way to get into speaking at conferences instead of just attending them.
If you find a conferencing call little tiresome, then you can also approach people individually to get their opinion on any issue or topic.
To be honest, being an introvert, it could be stressful to try to break into established communities. If you approach and offer people with information that would help them, they could also introduce you as a member of their network. It’s always a winning situation and the best approach.
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