In this previous blog series, Will explains why hearing the word ‘No’ isn’t always a bad thing… “I like it when they say NO” Part 1 – How to Manage Rejection
In every walk of life there are all types of people and when it comes to networkers it’s no different. Let me reflect on the 3 main sorts. What do ‘good’ networkers do? They show great enthusiasm for who they are, without bragging. But they also enthuse about their job and the work they do for clients. When asked what they do they will tell you how they advise, help …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
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?