10 Low-Effort Ways to Support Your Business Networking Group and Reap the Rewards

20th February 2014

Faye Smith, founder and director of Keep Your Fork PR and Marketing, is a regular networker, providing PR and Marketing solutions for SME's, charities and growing companies, who wish to boost their brand.

When the meeting is coming up, schedule some tweets about how much you are looking forward to it, getting out of it, who you are meeting there. Post some quotes on your own social media, such as your work Facebook page about what you love most about the group and specific benefits Mention you are at the (proactive, exciting, valuable) group in your 'out of office' when you leave to attend Put your group membership logo on your website And 'proud to be a member of' plus logo in your email signature and newsletter If you have a blog or newsletter, then write about the value of the group- even use these tips to help others (please credit Keep Your Fork) And include the group logo in your marketing material such as stationery suite, roller banner and flyers When you are having meetings with other group members, big them up on social media and mention you met through the group. Invite your followers to contact you about becoming a member too Regularly post your tips, ideas and thank yous  ('tagging' members) on the group's Facebook page or Linked In group and share their relevant statuses on pages you manage, too Speak positively about the way you feel about the group and the benefits you receive when you are out networking and meeting contacts, encouraging them to attend if it's appropriate.

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