The Business of Yoga (part 4) is all about the importance of networking. As I explained to the Flow Yoga Center yoga teacher trainees yesterday in Washington, DC, word-of-mouth continues to be an essential key to locking in private and corporate yoga clients since starting abellaYoga nearly eight years ago.
Face-to-face connections in today’s social media/texting world seem to often get pushed to the side. It’s far easier to hide behind a computer screen and promote yourself vs. physically stepping into a well-attended networking event. Networking in-person takes time, guts and really lets others see you – there’s no hiding! Personally I’m going to refer someone business I’ve met in person before referring business to someone I only know via their facebook page.
Read on for why it’s important to “put yourself out there” beyond cyberspace. This article originally appeared on Active Life DC. Active Life DC is the place to go for all fitness-related events and activities happening for all of Washington D.C.
Melody of abellaYoga has been gratefully teaching yoga full-time in Washington, DC, Alexandria and Arlington, VA since 2006. Thankful for experiences gained in the telecom/tech corporate world, this ex-marketing, yoga-chick is happy to share all she knows about yoga with all.