Getting out and meeting others – that could be the ideal definition of networking for community groups, social business and community enterprise people.
You don’t necessarily have to leave the safety of your home or office to create impact for your group or enterprise by setting up a stall, or creating a neon sign twenty foot high to promote yourself or your project.
Rather, like this short and informative slide set from Sacha Chua, you go and essentially talk to people – about yourself maybe, your project certainly and what your goals are, definitely.
If you are shy or reserved, Sacha offers some very clear modes of thought to help you get started. Some simple techniques and pointers to gain both your confidence and the confidence of your audience.
Give the techniques a try to see if your contact cultivation improves!