the professional world, everyone is aware that networking plays an important role
in building a successful career or business. The common concept of networking
among people is to connect with as many people as they can. Though this idea is
not wrong completely, the way that people do and handle networking is.
Realisation of self
is very important because it will be serving as the base of the community and
also it is the one that drives the people of the community. Self-analysation and
realisation will help one to understand the type of the person they are. This
will help in determining the method that they should use for building the community.
For instance, analysing whether one is an introvert or extrovert will help in
devising the right method to approach people. Some are naturally good at face-to-face
conversations, therefore seminars and meetings can help them in getting good contacts.
mistake engagement for the community
of the factors that make the community differ from basic networking is the actual
value it adds. Social
media engagements cannot be treated as a good community. For example, a Facebook
post gaining a lot of likes and comments do not indicate the building of a good
community. Instead, this can be used as a sort of measurement for the quality
of the community but not as the actual community. Technology can be used as a
tool to build community but the real ingredient is adding the value. Another good
example is the online casino industry. Sometimes the posts from online casinos
like ExtraVegas on social networks like
Facebook and Twitter might get great engagement but in the number of players who
are playing the casino could be considerably less. Instead, online casinos can
grant VIP offers for its loyal set of players to create a better community.
all depends on offering and getting help
community is something where you offer help and get help. This makes a community
to be more effective than networking. A lot of people have an impression that
they can create potential contacts within a certain number of pre-determined steps
in a particular period of time. A community should be built on the foundation
of mutual help. Plenty of experts point out that most successes are based on the
team that executes the task and the network that brings incredible value.
today but one day
every person in the community might be useful to you for time being. But as you
climb up your career or business some of these people could be fundamental. So
the better way to make community powerful and sustainable is to lay out a long-term
plan first and then creating connections based on the plan. In general, people
have trouble to connect with other people. One small trick is not to ask them
what do you do directly. It would be way better if you know about them in person
before knowing about their professional work.