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SOCIAL DISTANCING DOESN’T MEAN ABANDONING YOUR COMMUNITY

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many entrepreneurs to change their day-to-day routine. One major factor being how to communicate. The days of meeting up at a coffee shop or working from co-working spaces are temporarily gone. It’s time to get innovative with communication strategies and turn to the one thing we have access to: technology.

We’re currently in a time to do some damage control with the implementation of Stay AT Home laws even though we are distancing ourselves it doesn’t mean that communities have to disintegrate as a result of it. Here are ways you can stay connected.

 

SCHEDULE ONLINE CONFERENCING

Technology offers simple ways to help us come close to the experience of being with others. It’s the perks of living in the Digital Age when you don’t always need to meet-in-person-many individuals who are introverts tend to favor this way of communication. Tools like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts allow you to connect with others via video chat. It’s become the norm for business to conduct meetings or team building activities through these tools.

It’s easy as setting up an account, creating a link, and sharing it with your contacts. Once you start the video call, you are able to use other features that can enhance the experience, such as sharing your screen if you’re presenting something, chat via text box if your’re wanting others to share their thoughts and opinions and even change your background for an added touch of “fun”. These tools have become a lifeline for businesses and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.

 

BE ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

It doesn’t take a pandemic to understand the importance of social media. However, it has taken a lot of business owners who are used to more traditional ways of connecting by surprise as many have felt forced to learn New Age technology, Nonetheless, it is Prime time to be active on all your platforms.

 

JOIN A FACEBOOK GROUP

If you’re active on social media, chances are that you either have a personal Facebook or a Business Facebook page. This platform offers a variety of options to stay connected to your circle and those in your industry. Aside from the typical Facebook Messenger and feed, there are Facebook groups that you should take advantage of.

It’s as simple as typing in keywords that relate to your business and industry into the Facebook search engine. After you hit “enter”, make sure you choose ‘Groups’ int he bar right under the search engine. This will show you an array of local, national and global groups that you can request to be a part of.

 

ATTEND VIRTUAL EVENTS

If your not going to your typical industry meetups, virtual events are a great alternative. Many businesses are offering Zoom happy hours, one-to-one personal coaching, Facetimes and e-Workshops as of now. From fitness to networking, the options are endless.

These virtual events typically aim at either creating a community of supporters or teaching something new. So, make it a point to attend some events on a weekly basis to stay connected and up-to-date with what is happening in your industry.

 

Social distancing only really exists in the physical realm. It’s brought more individuals together in an online space than anything has ever before. Take advantage of this time to elevate and learn more.