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Do more with networks

Many networking organisations do more than just hold meetings.  They may invite speakers or publish a newsletter thereby giving you additional opportunities to get your message across.

If the group has an online presence - for instance on LinkedIn - you can contribute to debates or just help other people by joining in discussions. 

Where it's relevant to the group you might offer to speak at a meeting about your business.  If you do, remember that people won't want a 'hard sell'. Instead tell them about your business, explain as much as you can about your speciality, but don't expect to get any orders.  The purpose of such an opportunity is to educate your audience about your business and to make an impression so that if, sometime in the future, they or someone they know needs your services, you will be their first option.

If you contribute to a newsletter or someone else's blog you might try the same tactic.  Aim to educate; perhaps provide a case study about a satisfied customer or maybe announce a new product or service.

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