Building Relationships Online – Can It Be Done?
Had a friend tell me today that building relationships online is not the same as a face to face conversation. I have to disagree.
I think you can build incredible relationships online in the business world. There are so many tools to make it happen and if use the right way you can connect to a lot more people face to face.
So let me share a couple of tools you can use to help increase your business online. These are fun and I use all of them!
3 Face to Face Options for Building Relationships online.
1. Skype – Great tool for meetings and catching up with family! I love the simplicity of this tool. You can also create chat rooms for groups so that you are always up to date. There is both free and paid subscriptions. I tend to use skype for international calls since it doesn’t cost to do so. Again, it is all about extending your reach. There is an app for you phone, which makes this a great alternative to paying for international calls.
2. Google Hangouts – Get up to 9 of your friends on one hangout. I love Google Hangouts for interviews, presentations, and connecting with people. You can screen share with Google Hangouts and you can share videos and just have fun. I love how easy it is to use. I have been able to have a hangout anywhere because I can also do it through my phone! Heck I even did a presentation in my car, parked of course, and that was a blast.
3. Join.Me – Free screen share that just added the option to record. With this tool you can actually take control of each others computers. This is a great tool if you are helping people with technical stuff on their web page or blog. You can walk them through or even show them how. I have used this to help others with their blog and getting the right plugins. I have also used this for online presentations. There is both the free and paid version to this. Have used them both! (this one is not quite face to face but love this and had to share)
Sharing a quick video with you on the power of building relationships online.
Building relationships online is becoming more and more of the norm
We are in a technology age where these tools have become accessible to us. Does it replace the face to face meeting. Nope.
Quick story. I have been working with another distributor in my network marketing company. We have used one the tools above but there was nothing like meeting face to face at conference this past weekend. We had built such a fantastic relationship online that it was like meeting an old friend when we met. I loved the time I spent with him and his wife but I would have never have met him it if wasn’t for the power of the internet and the tools that allowed us to connect face to face online.
Building relationships online is one of the ways to build your business. I use attraction marketing to generate leads and then connect with those leads via facebook, youtube, twitter, and google+. I love meeting people from all around the world because then I have a reason to go visit. This is the power of the internet. Connecting people through conversation and face to face tools.
Would love to know what tools you are using online to build relationships.
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