Use All Possible Channels - Get More Referrals
Like all the best business networking and referral organisations, we believe that there has to be face to face contact with a structure and an agenda geared up towards encouraging all members to find business referrals and opportunities for each other. What we don't see is why you have to wait for the weekly meeting to pass the information on. If someone has a hot lead for you, wouldn't you prefer to receive it while it was still hot rather than leave it to go cool.
Virtual you, real business opportunities - any time is referral time
Whatever time it is, it is a good time to pass a referral to a fellow member. We like to call the practice e-ferral, or the passing of e-ferrals. Even if the member concerned can't get to the phone, you can post a private message for them in the relevant forum, or send an email to their own, personal firstname.lastname@example.org address.