How To Make Great Connections Without Meeting In Person

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NT01-Branded-16Let’s face it, face to face time with someone is and always will be the best way to make a great connection. Nothing beats being able to look someone in the eye and see the reactions on their face when you have a conversation.

But, this doesnโ€™t mean you have to be in the same room to network with people to make great connections.

With the online tools and communities out there I’ve made some amazing connections with people all over the globe.

Social media is a great way to start a connection with someone who might be a great referral partner, mastermind member, or even a client.

Think about the people who would be great connections for you. Where do they hang out? Do they spend time on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter? Then connect with them there. Comment on their stuff, ask them questions.

Once you’ve made a connection and they get to know a bit about you, reach out and see if you can get them on a short call.

With the amazing technology we have today, you can use tools like Skype and Google Hangouts to have a video chat with them. It’s the next best thing to face to face. You still get to see their reactions and it’s almost like being in the room.

I’ve had amazing conversations with other marketers from Australia to London and everything in between (along with all over the US).

These conversations have lead to clients in 5 different countries and referral partners all over the globe. All without leaving the comfort of my office.

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Ely DelaneyEly Delaney is a dad, Best Selling author, speaker, marketing consultant and Founder/CEO of Your Marketing University. His goal is to teach marketing in a simple easy to understand format businesses can use to help gain marketing ideas & market their businesses to boost sales.

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14 Comments

  1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing I will refer to this in the future!

    • Ely

      Shari,

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked it.
      It’s very powerful when you’re looking to make amazing connections outside of your immediate area.

      Ely

  2. Loved our conversations. I feel I know you even though we have never met. And when we do meet it will be old friends connecting

    • Ely

      And of course Roberta…
      You are one of those amazing friends I’ve made form across the globe!
      ๐Ÿ™‚

      This one did have you in mind when I wrote it!

      Ely

  3. That’s one of the reason why i don’t afraid to travel from other place’s because of homesick. I can actually talk to my family face to face using skype. Thank you for reminding me of how great technology is.

    • Ely

      Richard,

      You are very welcome and thank you for sharing a well.
      Even when I’m out of town I use Skype to chat back home. It’s a pretty cool tool on all accounts.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ely

  4. Very nice post. Conversation an important component in our every day dealing with people. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the read.

    • Ely

      Thanks so much Carolyn.

      That’s means a lot. I really enjoy the topic and love sharing things that I think will help others on their own journey!
      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ely

  5. Yes, I’ve met some amazing people online too. It’s fun to meet new friends. Most of mine are through Facebook and I treasure the bonds we make. Thanks for sharing your experiences! Peace

    • Ely

      Thank you and you are very welcome, Jeanne.

      I’ve got friends from all over the world because of my online connections as well.

      I’m glad that you mentioned Facebook as being where you’ve made those connections. That’s where the majority of my best connections have come from as well. It tends to lend to more personal connections. Though the end topic may be business, we have to have KLT first. (Know, like, trust)

      Thank you again!

      Ely

  6. I think you made a lot of good points. It took me a long time to realize that I wasn’t taking in consideration the 24hr period of a day (as if the whole world sleeps when I sleep). I’ve seen that many of my readers are from many time zones and know that I will have to adjust my content to speak to “the rest of the world” at some point.

    How would you make fast connects with people face to face?

    • Ely

      Meredith,

      Thanks for sharing! It does take some time to realize that we might have a global network.

      As for fast connections, I’d suggest reaching out to people and seeing about a Skype call or at least a phone call within the week if it’s possible at all.

      Face to face locally is easy but if someone’s around the world a Skype call is the next best thing. Especially if you use the webcam with it so you can see each other.

      Locally, just reach out and see about having coffee or stopping by their office to get a tour of the place.

      That’s usually easiest.

      Ely

  7. Onyinye

    Very inspiring thanks for bringing it out for people like me, God bless you.

    • Ely

      Onyinye,

      Thank you very much and I hope it helped!

      Ely

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