Business Networking using Google Hangouts – UK Biz Hangouts

People often ask me whether social media will replace real life networking – and it won’t. I’ve written quite a lot on that very subject, including this recent post – “You can’t squeeze an onion online”.
But what I do think social media does is enhance your real life networking relationships and enable you to keep them alive in between networking meetings.
Recently, I’ve been getting into Google Hangouts, pretty much dragged kicking and screaming into using the technology by Lee Rickler – @PointandStare.
Today, I was really flattered to be invited onto the very first UK Biz Hangouts – Networking Essentials show, and asked to speak on that very subject. It’s a good show, well worth taking a look:

“I implemented one more thing from the Retreat and it has resulted in a new client which gives me a positive ROI within 6 days”
Claire McTernan – Employee to Business Owner

“within two months I went from an average of one client per month from networking, to five clients”
Samantha Rollins, Trinity Accountants