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Presented during the Blogging 101.5 Seminar: #StartingItRight hosted by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. last July 27, 2013 at Jacko's Kan-Anan, Iligan City. ...

Presented during the Blogging 101.5 Seminar: #StartingItRight hosted by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. last July 27, 2013 at Jacko's Kan-Anan, Iligan City.

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  • in the real world and in the online
  • Networking is the best way to grow your contacts, your business, build sales and relationships.


  • 1. Networking for Bloggers Lovette Jam P. Jacosalem Blogging 101.5 | iligan city | 07.27.2013
  • 2. What is Networking? Networking is defined as the act of making contact and exchanging information with other people, groups and institutions to develop mutually beneficial relationships. Networking is the art of meeting new people for business, romance, friendship, let’s-have-a-beer, or whatever else.
  • 3. Benefits Of Networking Meet other like-minded people.
  • 4. Common Goals Of Networking  “I want to have an established network of friends (other bloggers) who would promote my content to their own audiences and be willing to publish my guest posts every now and then.”  “I want to have a group of people willing to participate in collaborative projects with me, and help me with my product launches.”  “I want to meet some influential bloggers who could introduce me to some of the A-players in my niche.”
  • 5. Who should you network with? Three categories:  Peers  A-listers (e.g. celebrities)  Mentors
  • 6. Where to find interesting people? There are three main places where you can go to find interesting people:  Look into your niche.  Look into your passions.  Search for like-minded people.
  • 7. Channels of Contact Nowadays, there are 6 main ways of reaching someone:  Email or contact forms on the person’s website.  Social media.  Forums and message boards.  Comments on their blog.  Phone or Skype.  Traditional mail.
  • 8. Few notes on Online Etiquette
  • 9. Is Blogging Really A Strictly Online Thing? Most of the things happen online… but the basic offline world’s principles of building relationships and/or growing your venture/business still apply.
  • 10. Offline Networking Attending Face-to-Face Networking Events
  • 11. Before the Event 1. Set a goal, and create a game plan. Find a mentor, Seek employment , Grow a business, Make new friends 2. Update your online persona. 3. Start connecting. Tip: Post that you are going to the event and tag the organizers and people you look forward to connecting with. A game plan will determine when you arrive, how long to stay, how to dress, and what to say to everyone you meet.
  • 12. During the Event 1. Connect yourself – Get to the event early so that you can connect with the organizers of the event. 2. Connect others – Connect people to each other as quickly as possible. 3. Take photos!
  • 13. After the Event 1. Follow up with context. The best time to follow up is within 24hrs of the event. 2. Create a blog post about the event, which will include the photos you took and the people you met.
  • 14. Final Words… “Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships. It works best, however, when emphasizing the 'give' part.” -– Bob Burg, Author and Speaker
  • 15. THANK YOU! Lovette Jam P. Jacosalem @lovettejam