I joined my first networking group a few weeks ago.
The first 15 minutes of each week's meeting is just talking to each other while we have lunch.
There is only one member from each occupation allowed in each chapter. Each week, everyone gives there one-minute "commercial", and also each week someone alternates to give their 10-minute presentation.
The 10-minute speaker for that week purchases a gift card of $20-$25, and they have a drawing for those members who wrote up referrals that week to pick a winner.
And of course there's alot of discussing, and question-and-answer periods through the rest of the meeting.
Networking endeavors like this have replaced my pursuit of internet related leads, and it was the BEST decision I ever made.
I highly recommend this for every agent. It's a SOLID way of gaining REAL business, no matter what the vendors who are trying to sell you on internet related endeavors say. It's all about them making money, not you.
I've already received my first referral.
Face to face social networking is always King......