By Conqueror Team
The world of networking events has changed drastically over the years. What used to require physical presence and face-to-face interaction is now a virtual affair. With most networking events happening online due to the pandemic, it’s important to understand how you can make the most of your digital experience. In this blog post, we will discuss what you need to know about promoting yourself during virtual networking events in 2023.
Social Media Presence
Having an active social media presence is one of the best ways to promote yourself during a virtual event. A recent survey found that 87% of professionals believe their social media profiles play an important role in their professional success. It’s also been found that having a strong presence on multiple social media platforms increases your chances of making connections with potential employers, colleagues, and customers. Make sure you have up-to-date information on your profile such as job history, skills, and areas of expertise so that people can get a good idea about who you are at a glance. You can also use social media platforms like LinkedIn to connect with other people who are attending the same event as you. This can help build relationships before you even start attending the event!
Create Engaging Content
Creating content for your website or blog is another way to promote yourself during a virtual event. Content marketing is becoming increasingly popular among business owners looking to increase their reach and visibility online. Creating content related to your industry or area of expertise shows potential employers and customers that you are knowledgeable about what you do and passionate about it as well. Your content should be engaging and informative – think blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, etc – so that it stands out from all the rest! Be sure to share any content you create across all your social media networks too; this will help increase engagement even more!
Interact with Other Attendees
One of the most important aspects of attending a networking event is being able to interact with others in attendance – even if it’s online! Take advantage of chat rooms or video conferencing options if available at the virtual networking event so that you can make meaningful connections with other attendees. Ask questions during presentations or webinars and join group conversations when possible; this will show potential employers or customers that you are engaged and interested in learning more about their industry or product/service offerings. Be sure to follow up after the event as well; sending emails expressing interest in learning more or staying connected is always appreciated by those who attended!
At its core, networking is still about building relationships with others in order to benefit both parties involved professionally or personally – but these days there are plenty of ways for us to network virtually instead of physically being present at an event. By creating engaging content related to our area of expertise, having an active social media presence, and interacting with other attendees at virtual events we can successfully promote ourselves without ever leaving our home office! Networking events provide us with great opportunities for career advancement so don’t miss out on them simply because they’re taking place online instead of offline – make sure you take full advantage this year.