Building Your Own Community Through Networking

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KNOW WHAT YOU’RE BUILDING

When we started as an organization is September 2020, one of the first things our founders did was to pitch the vision of the type of community we were set out to build.

  • What’s the focal point of the community you want to build?
  • What are we going to represent?
  • How would you describe it’s members?
  • Where are they and how do I find them?
  • Why am I starting a community?

FIND PEOPLE WITH SHARED INTEREST

The crux of having a community is the fact that is a common ground that every member of the community shares.

SCOUT FOR COMMUNITY PILLARS

You can’t build a community alone, you can start, but you definitely can’t sustain it by doing everything along.

CREATE AN ENTRY POINT

Just like geographic communities have entry points that check the kind of people who come into the community, other types of communities too should have an entry point.

SELL YOUR VISION REGULARLY

A community is built on a shared vision. As someone who is out to build a community, you must ensure everyone in the community has a firm grip on the vision of the community.

HOW DOES NETWORKING FIT INTO ALL OF THESE?

Being able to properly connect with people leveraging communication skills is basically networking. At the core of networking is finding a common ground between you and the people you want to connect with.

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