Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Building an offline network, part of Becoming a Thought Leader.
In my course on building professional connections, I talked about how valuable…networking groups and associations can be in helping you become invaluable.…These groups can be especially helpful in building your authority, particularly…if you're the person who creates and leads those groups.…The same principles in building an online network apply offline, in the real world.…Once you've decided on your area of expertise and you've created the online…network that you want to build, then you can create an offline group.…
I recommend building the group locally as that's the easiest to get people to attend.…Begin small. Don't feel like you need to have 50, 100, or even 10 people to begin.…If you start with just three or four interested people, you have the nucleus to form a group.…Think of it like an association, regardless of what you want to call it. Any…association you've seen, such as the Association of Accountants or Homebuilders,…all began with just a few people getting together to discuss common interests.…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Discovering areas where you can contribute thought leadership
- Developing company knowledge that makes you an expert
- Building an authority ladder externally
- Gaining publicity