Making connections in today’s world has been revolutionized by virtual communication. Thanks to my virtual coffee chats, I’ve been able to network virtually with so many amazing, change-maker women and I have been thrilled to build these relationships!

Today, I’m sharing how you can host your own and watch your network grow!

Step 1: Connect with Intent

Start by refining your connections. Weed out those who aren’t aligned with your goals and actively seek out those who inspire you or work in complementary fields. It’s a great way to expand your knowledge while building relationships.

This could be time-consuming, but trust me, it’s worth the effort.

Step 2: Set Up Your Booking System

Simplify your life with an efficient booking system that integrates with your calendar and platforms like Zoom. I’ve had success with both Calendly and You Can Book Me, though Calendly comes with more features on the free plan than YCBM.

Need a hand setting it up? send me an email, and I’ll guide you through the process.

Step 3: Test Your System

Before you launch, have a friend test your booking system from start to finish. This ensures everything runs smoothly and allows you to troubleshoot any hiccups before an actual call.

Step 4: Create Your Message

When inviting your connections for a coffee chat, be genuine and avoid the hard sell. Remember, you’re building relationships, not closing deals. Keep it warm, authentic, and respectful.

Step 5: Share on Social Media

While personalized DM invitations work wonders, don’t hesitate to promote your coffee chats on social media too. It casts a wider net and increases your chances of connecting with like-minded individuals.

Step 6: Slide into those DMs

Direct messages are your best bet for initiating contact on LinkedIn, rather than email, in this case. Emails often find their way into the spam folder. It keeps the conversation organic and ensures your message doesn’t get lost in the email abyss.

A Few Reminders:

  • Polish your bio; it’s your first impression.
  • Not everyone will respond, and that’s okay.
  • Some may mistake your invitation for a sales pitch—brush it off and move on.
  • Always thank your new connections for their time; it’s a precious commodity.

Bonus Tip: Share the Love

Spread the love by tagging your new friends in a weekly post. It’s a win-win situation that fosters goodwill and strengthens your network.

So, what are you waiting for? Start brewing those connections today and watch your network flourish!

If you’d rather have someone set this up for you, I can help with that! Book a free consultation call.