F2F vs. social networking: Round 1

Ease of entry

In the fighting sports the first round is all about getting into your own groove. It’s about setting the tone for how you would like any subsequent round(s) to go. In both face to face networking and social networking there are challenges to getting involved.

Getting involved in social networking is not so easy as downloading a system or merely signing up for a profile. As with any technology it takes time to learn the various functions that social media formats like Facebook and Twitter have to offer. This doesn’t take into account learning all the lingo and jargon. Many of the “experts” I know learned there skills over time and mostly by “playing around” with the service.

Face to face networking also takes time and energy to get involved in. But you just have to find the events you would like to join and then just show up. No special requirements to play along.

Because of this I give face to face networking a 10-9 lead after round one. In Round 2 I will look at cost of entry. I feel a knockdown coming.


About Jonathan Patrick

GoGrabLunch.com connects like-minded business professionals over face to face, one on one appointments based on each member's preferences.

Posted on March 10, 2011, in Networking and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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