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Choosing a Networking Group
There are so many networking groups out there. How do you know which is the right one for you?
How to move on
What do you do when you get stuck with someone at a networking event?
Make Yourself Memorable
Create a clear and concise pitch so people remember who you are and what you do
The Authenticity Puzzle
How important is it to be authentic when you're networking?
Play the Long Game
Set yourself some realstic goals and expectations before each networking event and see how much more effective your networking will be.
Keep Your Business Fit
Train regularly and see how your business will benefit
When not to network
Are you too busy to network? Really?
How to approach networking
Think about how you can help people when you go to a networking event and see how you will benefit.
Use business cards well
Use this simple tip to help you remember people after a networking event.
Listen more - talk less
Listen more than you talk and see how much easier it is to build a rapport. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the results.
Set aside some time to deal with follow ups after each event and say goodbye to wasted opportunities.
How to be a savvy networker
Use these three simple pointers to help you be a better networker.
The ripple effect
See how the ripple effect of networking can win you new clients.
Beat Networking Nerves
See how arriving early can help calm those nerves
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What members and guests say
"I was introduced to Sharon via a LinkedIn referral about two and a half years ago and was invited along to a meeting of the Business Network (South Herts) group, unknowing what I would find, having been to numerous other networking meetings and events, my expectations weren't high, I thought it would be similar to the other companies events that I had been too that really don't work for my business. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and diversity of the attendees and the relaxed atmosphere, it was more a gathering of like-minded people than a pressured 'salesy environment'. I have learnt there is one main reason that this works, it's the organisation and the management of the group, the way that it is run at events and behind the scenes. This is all down to Sharon. Most group leaders run their events when they have time between running their business, with Sharon, the Business Network is her business which clearly shows in the professional way that she conducts each event to run smoothly. Some people don't 'get' networking, and turn up once to an event, 'work' the room, decide that this doesn't work and move on. Business Network (South Herts) is not for them, which is great because this is a networking group set up for the long-term success of its members without the pressurised referral expectations or designated 10-minute meetings, without someone trying to sell you something, or a membership every five minutes. The added benefit, before each lunch event, there is a well-presented seminar by one of the members of the group, these are always useful and very well received, it also gives you more time to network before and afterwards. Does it work? Definitely. I have renewed my membership again this year, having had more business and referrals from this networking group than I thought possible, certainly more than any other organisation I have visited. I would highly recommend Sharon and the Business Network (South Herts) to any serious business person that wants to develop a long-term network of contacts."
Kaleidoscope Property Consulting
"I just wanted to say many thanks for today, I have been to many networking groups in my various roles and none have really had the 'business focus' and structured approach that I felt you had implemented at your event. "