By Chi Chi Okezie
There are many ways to grow your networks, connect with others and do viable business while building quality relationships. Networking does not have to be in person but can also be done via internet, apps and other online avenues. Social media, in particular, is a tremendous way to engage with individuals, groups, companies and associations. But, like with other online platforms, savvy networkers need to learn how to make the most of their networking efforts.
Listed below are helpful tips for creating, fostering and growing communities for networking success.
The use of “#” are critical for Instagram efficiency and effectiveness. Once you have set up a profile, link and other information, consider brainstorming hashtags which resonate with your brand. These labels can help you connect with like minded individuals who share your interests, skills, passions etc. It can also create trending topics which allow you to be searched and discovered. It is recommended to post with at least 8 relevant hashtags.
The use of “@” are equally critical for using IG to its maximum proficiency. This feature allows you to include others in your post. This activity can make your posts to not only go viral, but tap into other networks to further connect. Choose individuals, companies and organizations which can benefit from your posts, find value in your content and are able to repost to their followers / community.
Last but not least, it is important to make your post engaging whether they are short or long. Include eye catching photos, interesting video clips, graphics and designs to appeal to your viewers. This is an opportunity to not only be creative but promote your brand and unique identity.
Follow these instructions to master the art of networking via IG. Connect with others, grow your networks and continue to add value.
Chi Chi Okezie is owner/producer of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC in Atlanta, GA. Learn tips, tactics and techniques from the Champion Networker! Visit the SN Official Website: http://www.snseminars.comto read excerpts of her books, sign up for her newsletter, register for events and classes or visit her blog!