Sunday, June 3, 2007


Normally as a fast and reliable way to communicate, we use e-mail as a medium to establish contact with friends and other people in our daily life. Besides that, there are other effective ways to network electronically. Here are tips of how to build your network without leaving your computer.

One of the best aspects of online networking is that you can find communities specifically designed for specific interest. Since all members shares the same and common interest , they are ready and willing to meet new people with the same interest. Doesn’t it be an easier way for you to build up your network?


Most colleges and even some high schools have online communities specifically for alumni. Made up of people in a wide range of industries and occupations, these communities encourage fellow alums to reconnect and network.

Online alumni groups are a great way to test the waters if you're new to virtual communities. Since members have a shared experience and memories, which is their alma mater, and you are also familiar with it, so it's easier to join in the discussions.


No matter what your interest, there's likely an online community dedicated to it. From astronomy to genealogy to '80s music, online communities cover every subject imaginable. Choose a topic you want to learn more about, or one that you're passionate about, and do a keyword search for a community related to it. Easier way is by surfing to Web site like Yahoo groups or Msn groups and browse their list of communities that suit your interest. To expand not just your personal, but your professional network, join a community tailored to a specific industry or interest.

Online communities are a great way to learn more about a specific interest, profession and industry. Once you find a group that has potential for networking, browse the group messages board to learn more about it group members and their interest. When you feel comfortable in the community, start posting your own messages. Some online communities are expressly for the purpose of business matters. And those are perfect for networking. To expand your business contact, thus help your business to expand.

Then, slowly by using your interpersonal skill, let the networking grows.

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