Simple ways to create community networking and its importance
Written by: Michael Etina Flanders
Networking is a great way of promoting community projects, and a great source of help and advice when needed. Many first time networking individuals are surprised to find how active their local community is. There are loads of business owners across all different industries ready and willing to offer a helping hand when and if you face a problem. Networking is a two-way process; the more you help others, the more you will receive. For the little effort required in forming personal relationships, the rewards of networking in the community are there for all to see.
Community members are there to help each other celebrate occasions and spend time with each other. They become especially useful if you are new in Central Florida. Here are some great ways to break the ice and start community networking for you to meet and mingle with new and like-minded people and have the benefits of community networking.
There is what is known as community meetings that happen monthly or once in a couple of weeks in Central Florida. These meetings are a great platform to discuss various issues relating to the society or the local community. The head of the community along with members brainstorm ideas as to how they can develop the community in a better way or they discuss ideas for some festival celebration. Here everyone is present you can take the opportunity to sell out your ideas and make business. If you are new to Central Florida, go to one of these community meetings to meet people, and this will give you a great platform to socialize with them too.
Most communities in Central Florida are pet-friendly and if you own a dog, take it out for a walk. Dog owners and dog lovers love getting to know each other and walking around the community will give you an advanced perspective of the nearby areas and generally how the people are. You will get to know the opportunities in that community.
Talk to the members of the community. A quick hello or how you are to your neighbors is not a bad idea. Say hi to people when you come across them, and you never know what conversations might strike up and what friendships can be developed.
Communities usually have many get togethers, parties, events, etc. Go to as many events as possible to come across more new and interesting people. People are more relaxed at these events, and this proves to be a great platform to have great conversations and bonding.
Become a Donor. If you cannot find the time to join an organization or attend the charity events they hold, you can still help out by becoming a donor. Find an organization that resonates with you and donate when possible. By becoming a substantial donor, the community recognizes your gratitude which reflects greatly on your professional image.
The amount of community involvement you partake in depends on the level of commitment you can afford to spare. The more you represent yourself in the community, the better it reflects upon your personal brand and business.
Networking with the local community, across industry and target markets, can help to generate word of mouth referrals and recommendations. There is no doubt networking, and business goes hand in hand and is a simple proposition for those that invest in building relationships. They will be subsequently dealt plenty of jobs from the wider network and gain more respect and a higher profile within their specific community network.