Transitioning to virtual networking after being so used to in-person events can be a challenge for some.
We might even say that networking online can be an acquired taste, as not everyone enjoys meeting people in front of their screens.
You’re definitely not alone if you’re wishing for the good old days of in-person networking to make a comeback.
But here’s the thing…
With virtual networking, you have more opportunities to expand your network FURTHER, FASTER.
Virtual networking disregards geography and hierarchy.
This makes it far, far more expansive and inclusive than traditional, in-person networking.
It doesn’t matter if you’re based in a thriving cosmopolitan city like Sydney or in a more remote location, like on a beach surrounded by coconut trees.
Digital platforms allow professionals from companies of all sizes to participate in the same networking session.
You get to reach out to many entrepreneurs at the same time.
And don’t forget all the money and time you save, which is NOT insignificant.
In fact, the statistics from 2020 show that companies and entrepreneurs reduce travel expenses by 30% via web conferences.
Not to mention, it’s so easy to create a virtual catch-up. In fact, you can organise one in a matter of minutes and automatically share it with anyone who you want to build more of a relationship with.
Admittedly, you have to put in some extra effort to accommodate differences in time zones. But it’s a minor inconvenience compared to the opportunities to be had.
The world is indeed your oyster when it comes to virtual networking.
We can make connections across the globe through our screens.
Why live in the past, when you can embrace the opportunity of the now? Get involved.