One aspect of networking is having some visibility. And preferably in the field where you want to have some contacts.
One way to do this is to write articles for the magazine or website of your trade union. This really helps a lot to improve your visibility to the readers of the magazine or website.
But not everyone likes to write. An alternative is to speak at events. If you are already giving presentations to customers, suppliers, partners or for your co-workers, then you can easily move on to the next step: speak for your trade organisation or local network club.
Many people tell me that they are never asked to give a presentation. My answer is always: “Did you tell the organisation that you were available?”
If you want to achieve anything in networking or in life in general, don’t wait for others to come to you. They may not know what you like to do or what your goals are.
Tell them. Involve them. And help them by giving your best presentation ever.
To your success !