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#Blog If you are in or joining a networking club… Part 2

If you are in or joining a networking club… …you may find these tips useful. Your presentation to your fellow guests -7 thoughts 1. Less is more. In today’s world we all have short attention spans. Don’t bore your colleagues. Networking is word-of-mouth marketing. Marketing needs to be interesting exciting and benefit based. 2. Don’t tell people how big, how well-established, how old, how…. your company is. It’s generally irrelevant. …Read More

#Blog If you are in or joining a networking club… Part 1

If you are in or joining a networking club… …you may find these tips useful. 1. Turn up! People forget you when you’re not there. 2. Have a giving mentality. Work hard for your fellow members. Networking is about WIIFY (What’s in it for you) before WIIFM (What’s in it for me). 3. Get there early and try and ‘loiter’ afterwards. At the formal networking part of the meetings you …Read More

Check this to ensure you join the correct groups!

Are you into breaking and entering when you attend business events? Every event you ever attend never has more than 6 types of formats. They are The person standing alone usually against the wall Couples standing shoulder to shoulder in a ‘v’ formation Trios standing in a semi-circle Couple standing face-to-face Trios standing in a triangle Groups of 4 or more standing in a square or a circle depending on the …Read More

The man on the train shared his story.

Let me share it with you… I met someone today and we got chatting as you do. I asked what he did as you do and he told me, after being made redundant, for 3 years he had been a self-employed teacher sharing his knowledge on a specialist subject . He suggested he was doing pretty well. When I asked him how he got started he told me he wrote …Read More

“How well do you KNOW, I mean really know your connections?”

My Work and Personal Life My Work Life I left Bury Grammar School at 16 and spent the next 36 years training as, qualifying as and practising as a Chartered Accountant. An opportunity arose for me to have a career change after my accountancy firm was merged into a national business. Do you believe in fate? I do. 2 years before I left my accountancy career I was training as …Read More

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