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“Look at me when I’m talking to you”​

I met Jeff recently who told me he had been ‘working the floor’ …the ROOM I gently corrected him. He proceeded to tell me he was talking to someone who was looking around the room during their conversation, the height of rudeness you will agree. He then told me he said “Look at me when I’m talking to you” at which point the conversation ended and they went their separate …Read More

Are you into breaking and entering when attending 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 number. The colours give it away!! When you try to break …Read More

Mental Preparation is the key to effective networking

How do you feel when you arrive at 7.14 am or 12.14 pm for that network breakfast or lunch? You are warmly greeted by the host, move to the bar and get yourself a drink and if you are not a regular you probably move over to the wall with the guest list.  You go through the guest list to see what table you are on and who your fellow guests are. …Read More

Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 7

Attending a business event? How about a little preparation and planning… Whenever you have a meeting with clients or prospects, there’s a fair chance that you’re going to do some preparation and planning. In fact there is every chance that you will, otherwise you will attend feeling nervous, unprepared and unprofessional – the list is endless! From my experience, most people attend business events without doing any preparation and planning …Read More

Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 6

Attending a business event? How about a little preparation and planning… Whenever you have a meeting with clients or prospects, there’s a fair chance that you’re going to do some preparation and planning. In fact there is every chance that you will, otherwise you will attend feeling nervous, unprepared and unprofessional – the list is endless! From my experience, most people attend business events without doing any preparation and planning …Read More

Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 5

Attending a business event? How about a little preparation and planning… Whenever you have a meeting with clients or prospects, there’s a fair chance that you’re going to do some preparation and planning. In fact there is every chance that you will, otherwise you will attend feeling nervous, unprepared and unprofessional – the list is endless! From my experience, most people attend business events without doing any preparation and planning …Read More

Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 4

Attending a business event? How about a little preparation and planning… Whenever you have a meeting with clients or prospects, there’s a fair chance that you’re going to do some preparation and planning. In fact there is every chance that you will, otherwise you will attend feeling nervous, unprepared and unprofessional – the list is endless! From my experience, most people attend business events without doing any preparation and planning …Read More

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