Talk about the types of communities that we have all grown up with.Villages and towns, around the Church, or the dock.It’s about generations, Children and parents and schools and long hot summer days and freezing winter nights.About Shared experience.
Home working means finding the business community you need.The breakdown of community based on geography, caused by society, the motor car (we don’t walk past our neighbours), the growth of consumerism (Out of town supermarkets) and so on means humans seek alternatives – they seek togetherness.Discuss features of community – Bring out that it’s all about people – about shared experiences and common goalsMove on to what networks exist
So what networks do you belong to?Interactive time!
There’s no emotion, there’s no context, just pixels on a screenWe become what we share, what we write, how we act, proact and react towards others.We ‘meet’ people we may never ‘meet’ in person, we can get to know them, we can understand what makes them tick.We connect with others and they connect with us, but is it really just connections
There is knowledge in these connections, but you don’t know where it actually is.Routing through the network can appear hard, and how can you be found?
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was a musician, songwriter, artist, and lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Though he vehemently disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group
How often has this happened? Someone marches up to you that you have never met, shoves a business card in your face and expects that within a week or so you will be his best customer.How often do you actually end up buying from them? The Key here is about making relationships, about building long term understanding, making friends finding supporters moving to advocacy.
4 a’s and a TipTalk about how understanding flows better when you act for the other person.We should treat others how…… (we? Or they want to be treated)How can you tell how they want to be treated?
What networks do you belong to? Church Spock Golf Club Tumblr BNI Business Link NRG Ning Facebook Women’s Institute Local Groups Bellringers ACE 4Networking Perfect Networker BRX Twitter Chamber of Commerce BlackStar Business Scene My Space IoD Bebo Trade Guilds Social Median Trade Unions Ecademy Vistage Linked IN
What networks do you belong to? 4Networking Tumblr Business Link Twitter BNI Facebook BRX NRG Ning Women’s Institute Business Scene ACE Vistage Bellringers Spock Ecademy BlackStar Chamber of Commerce Bebo Linked IN IoD Golf Club Trade Guilds Social Median Trade Unions Perfect Networker Church My Space Online -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Off-Line
Where to focus your efforts Intention and purpose Finding people Why would they be there when you need them? How could you create a following? What’s your expertise? Who knows about it? What is your strategy?