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How To Connect With Influencers

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Dear Experts,

In your opinion, what do you think is the best way to connect with the top people in a given field?

The T.A.P. experts addressed how to connect with influencers on Twitter:

@heatherhuhman Q#121 Agree w/other experts. Twitter, LinkedIn & even Facebook R great places to start! Then, expand offline.

@beneubanks Q#121 Twitter connects w/ people easy/fast, but you have to expand that to other things, like phone calls, to be very effective.

@kgrantcareers Q#121 First identify who top people n industry R. U can ask around by asking people n industry or Google.

@gradversity Q#121 Simple. Social networking sites (especially LinkedIn).

@sweetcareers Q#121 Agree w/ other experts & be GR8 at what you do=expand your field. Industry leaders won’t help but notice.

@haroldmellor Q#121 Agree w/others Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook are great places to connect with the top people within an industry.

@juliaerickson Q#121 What’s reason 2 connect; ask 4 info interview; VIP usu sez Y, won’t like 2 B used; C what U cd do 4 them..

@dawnbugni Q#121 Agree w/ social media & networking ideas. Volunteering also great. You never know who shares your passion.

@louise_fletcher Q#121 Agree with others on tools, but would add that research and a personal approach is key.We all like to feel admired.

@ValueIntoWords Q#121 Join key industry association immediately volunteer for active role on cmtee where top leader is active.

@jtodonnell Q#121 Pick up phone & call, or reach out via social media. AND, use 3Ps of networking – Polite, Patience & Positive.

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