ASIA – the continent where everyone wants to have their network. The market is growing and spreading incredibly fast, especially South-East Asia with countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand or China. However, the question is – how do we build a network in Asia? What are the ‘laws’ of networking in those countries? That’s something what I had to learn before building my teams there.
I am lucky to have one of the best business partners I could imagine, who is helping me to develop this market. His name is Max Folaron. A 23-year-old man, whom people should take example from. Being at such a young age, he has decided to leave Europe and move to one of the most beautiful and expensive cities in the world – Singapore. That’s where he started networking with people from all over Asia, attending events, meet-ups and flying around neighbouring countries to build strong contact base. All of these activities have taught him about what are the ‘laws’ of building network in Asia.
Here are few important points to have in mind:
How to recruit?
In Asia there is a high liquidity of projects, which means they come and go every 3-6 months. So first of all, you need to know the values of leaders you are meeting with. What are they looking for and what are their needs? Depending on the project you work with, you have to target them. Together with Max, we always look for very strong long-term opportunities, however in Asia, it’s not for everyone. Many people like short-term projects, jumping from one to another, without looking for anything else apart of money.
Once you find the right person for your project, you have to get an agreement which often is not that easy. Leaders in Asia are used to be offered many upfront benefits, especially offered by short-term projects. Hence, if you cannot offer anything, it might be difficult for you to find leaders there. However, there is a solution for Asia. Instead of looking for leaders, put effort and create them. This way, you will skip all the unnecessary requirements.
What should you be ready for?
You have to remember that in Asia, YES doesn’t always mean YES. It might mean – YES, maybe, give me more, I’ll think about it or NO. That’s why persistence and keeping in touch all the time is a ‘must-have’. Your potential leader has to have full faith in you, that you are strong and devoted and if he has a question, you have an answer. He has to treat you as a ‘Sir’ or ‘Boss’.
What is the biggest challenge?
You have to keep in close touch in all the people you are working with. You have to give them information every single day and motivate them to work. You have to make them be sure that they are in the right place and time because you have to remember, that 10 other companies are approaching them every single week. Once they see the value you provide as a leader who has a strong belief and understanding of the company, together with money coming in to their account, they will stick with you for a very long time.
Building a strong network in Asia is a process. You have to constantly stay motivated and persistent. Nothing comes easy, especially in Asia, but the reward is very generous.
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