If you don’t mind, this is going to be what’s called a “we we” post, or one where I talk more about the company, than about the reader. In other words, I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging. I feel, though, that a full explanation is needed. I hope you’ll see why I’ve made this change, and how it can help your company. [Read more...]
Follow up email from social business meeting … that keyword string entered into Google by a person shows the power of search engine optimization, or SEO, and inbound marketing in general. It also demonstrates how quickly a well-optimized blog post can bring results to your company.
Just yesterday at my Hand to Mouse Networking site, I published a blog post called Following Up … For Success. It’s the start of a three-part series on how to follow up on social-business networking. The first part was really an intro to the series, and Parts II and III will deal with two systems on following up with both offline and online contacts.
Social business networking follow-up: So you do the right thing by going out and meeting lots of people at business networking events, because you believe you can use those to effectively build your business. If you’re not following up with the contacts you’ve made, though, you’re dropping the ball—a very expensive ball at that.
Think of business networking as being similar to dating. They’re actually a lot alike; only the end result is different.
In many cases, dating starts out with a crowded room of people who may be looking to connect with one another. The room could be a bar, a bookstore, or most any other place. Factors like volume, brightness and decor are all over the place, and willingness to meet others varies wildly from person to person.
You can read this entire post at Hand to Mouse Networking, a “giving back” blog and information Website by CruxBridge Media chief Bob Woods. This article is Part I of a three-part series on the subject.