Yes, active engagement from participants is crucial to the success of networking. When participants actively engage with each other, it creates a win-win situation where both parties can benefit from the exchange of ideas, information, and opportunities.
Active engagement can take many forms, including attendance at networking meeting, participating in one to one meetings, sharing quick tips, and collaborating on referrals, introducing your network to your group and more.
When participants actively engage in these activities, they can build relationships, establish trust, and create opportunities for future strategic collaborations.
One of the benefits of active engagement is that it can lead to increased knowledge and learning for participants.
The basis of the ‘Know, Like & Trust’ principle that is key to sustainable business. When members of BforB share information and resources, they learn from each other and gain new insights into their industry or field. This can lead to new ideas and perspectives, which can help participants to grow personally and professionally including the potential of identifying well qualified referrals.
Another benefit of active engagement is that it can lead to increased opportunities for business and career growth. When members between themselves (and occasionally with guests) collaborate on projects or share information about business opportunities, they can create new opportunities for themselves and for others in the network.
This can lead to increased visibility, new partnerships, and new business ventures.
Finally, active engagement can create a sense of community and belonging. When participants actively engage with each other, they can build strong relationships and create a supportive network. This can provide a sense of camaraderie and support, which can be invaluable in both personal and professional life.
Overall, active engagement is another crucial factor in successful networking.