My Space Networking (for Business)

I’ve been hanging out in online forums for years and find them quite beneficial for meeting great people. I’ve been slow to get warmed up to Linked In until recently. I used it to find a direct contact at a company I was interested in reaching out to.

My Space is a whole different issue. I still see it as a place for entertainment and youth – NOT business. But one of my friends has grown her business on My Space. Not the entire business of course, but using My Space as another outlet for her business growth.
Business Week writes a good article on networking online and offers these tips:

  • Forget the hard sell
  • Do your homework
  • Focus on quality over quantity
  • Listen before you speak
  • Authenticity counts
  • Be engaging
  • Always follow up
  • Think long term
  • Read the full Business Week article here