Networking is a beneficial part of growing your business. Making connections, keeping those connections close to you, and continuing to work with them are all part of networking. This means that you’ll need to remember to connect with them. Google Calendar can help you do that.
The first thing you need to do is set up a Google account, if you don’t already have one. You can sync your account with your tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. This way when you set up the calendar, you’ll be able to stay on top of your networking tasks.
Once you have your Google account set up, go to the Calendar tab on the left of the screen, if you are using the application on your web browser. You will then be able to see a nice preview of the month’s activities. To set up your networking priorities, follow these steps:
- Start putting in networking events. You can add events with time, date, and information. You can also put an alert to those events. This will set off an alarm a few minutes, a day, or days before it to prepare. If you don’t have any events to put into your calendar, start looking for some, and then fill them into your calendar. This is a great way to get motivated to attend more networking events.
- Whenever you go to a networking event and have some business cards, consider adding them into your Google account’s contacts. It’s a great way to organize your contacts and then use them in the calendar.
- You can connect your contacts to your calendar. If you have a networking event on Friday, you may want to set up an event for the following Friday to call a contact. When you in the event, simply click on the contacts tab to select the person. The person’s information will show up in the event. You can then write what you need to do with that person in the description. Set up the alarm to remind you the day of or the day before the event. This will keep you from forgetting.
- Fill your calendar and complete tasks as they approach. Whenever you receive an alert, you can do what it says in the description. This is why it is important to complete it as thoroughly as possible. It will save you time when the alert comes up for you.
You will be amazed at how easy it is for you to organize your networking on Google calendar. You may want to start a new Google account just for your networking, or you can use one you already have. In any case, before you know it, you’ll start to see many more benefits to networking just because you’re keeping up on what you need to do foster relationships that will help your business grow.
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