We hear a lot about growing our networks in the business world, but what does that really mean and how can you do it effectively within your voice-over business? Hopefully this post will shed a little light on this subject – at least from my perspective – because in business, having an effective network is critical to long-term success.
We all have networks in our lives, and yours may include some or all of the following:
- Business Partners
In your Voice Over business, creating and cultivating networks can include connecting with fellow voice actors, joining Facebook groups and other social media sites, attending conferences, and seeking referrals from existing clients.
Reaching out to experts in your field can also be a great way to build your network and get some helpful advice as well.
I’m in the process of preparing to launch my podcast on June 1st. I’ve been spending a lot of time reaching out to some amazing and inspiring people from all areas of the VO world, talking with them, learning from them, and creating friendships. Many of them have been more than willing to refer me to people within their networks, allowing me to reach out to more industry experts than I ever could have on my own.
That’s the power of networks!
I also recently began on online business marketing class, because I’m a firm believer that you need to always be striving to learn as much as you can about effectively nurturing your business (and your life). As Tim Ferris says, “be a life long learner and you’ll be a life long teacher.”
As part of this class, I belong to a closed Facebook group full of other entrepreneurs who are amazing in their own right and are an incredible network of sharers. Growing with them, learning from them, and sharing my experiences and knowledge with them has been a networking explosion!
So, get out there and begin to build and cultivate your network. If your reading this post then that means I’m a part of your network, so be sure to utilize me. Reach out to me via my Contact page, or sign up to be part of my network and receive the first 2 chapters of my e-book for free! If you have a particular question or frustration, let me know and I’ll definitely help if I can.
And keep an eye out for my upcoming podcast show, Mike Lenz Voice – The Journey. I am so excited about how this show is going to give you access to some of the most amazing and inspiring people on the planet! Can’t wait!!
All the best.