Step-by-step guide on how to move forward. You see that lady over there? It says Betty on her name badge. She is waiting for you to talk to her. Here is what you should do: Walk over slowly, remember she is nervous and knows no-one – that’s why she is alone. Stop about one metre away and smile…don’t forget the smile. Ask if you can join …Read More
More tips on how to prepare for the event… What’s the format and dress code? – always find out if it’s a breakfast meeting, a drinks reception or….? This way you won’t be caught off guard if you’re expecting to mill around a function room in your work suit, but they’re actually doing a general knowledge quiz in casual clothes! Check the timings – Know the start and finishing time. …Read More
Don’t worry about the event – one easy way to feel more in control is to do your preparation and planning properly. Would you ever consider having a meeting with a client or prospect without doing some preparation or planning? Of course not. Through proper preparation and planning before a networking event, you’ll help to alleviate any fears you might have. Also bear in mind that at this event you’ll …Read More
Many people, at networking events, answer the question “What do you do?” with their job title… In this archived blog Will explains why this is not the most effective way to tell someone what you do! https://www.kintish.co.uk/networking-skills/networking-tip-explaining-what-you-do
If you’ve been invited to an event through work and not wanted to go, you’re not alone. Many of us have felt uncomfortable going to networking events, but don’t worry it’s entirely natural. Here are some of the common reasons why people don’t like to attend networking events: Why don’t you want to go? • I don’t like it – I feel uncomfortable. • I probably won’t know anyone there …Read More
In this archive blog, Will gives some great tips on how to get the conversation going… What do I say to a complete stranger at a business event?
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