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Actions to take after the networking event

by Melissa

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Without wanting to sound like a drama queen, unless you follow up after the networking event, then everything you’ll have done up to this point, is more or less going to be a waste…

Top Tips for New Business Networking

by Melissa

Set some goals. Let’s be honest, networking is incredibly time consuming. So to make an event really worthwhile – what specifically will make it worth your precious time and energy?

Reduce your frog kissing. Do as much preparation as possible. Check out the guest list in advance, see who you’d…

10 Top Tips for Networking Know-How

by Melissa

Networking events can be daunting, particularly if you’re not prepared, so here are some tips to ease the process…


  1. Networking is about farming not hunting – it’s a process that takes time because people tend to buy from those they know, like and trust.
  2. Be well prepared – in the questions…

Benefits of a networking buddy

by Melissa

In my early networking days, one of the ways I overcame my reluctance to turn out to events was to get a networking buddy.

My networking buddy was called Suzy and she was an old marketing colleague of mine.  So we would go to events together, get a drink and…

Where to go?

by Melissa

With the explosion of networking clubs and events you could be networking morning, noon and night. But unless we’re strategic about where we spend our time, then we can waste lots of it.  So how do we decide where to go?

Well it’s a big question, and I’m only going…

6 things to do while networking

by Melissa

Let’s face it, we meet a lot of new people at networking events and unless key people remember us and the value that we create then it can be a waste of time. So when we get to an event, what can we do to make sure we’re remembered?


Top tips for networking at conferences

by Melissa

Part of the reason we go to conferences is to meet other people. Yet how often have you left the event feeling that you made few or no connections? Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of the networking opportunities:

Pre-conference prep

Have a plan. Know…

Answering the question

by Melissa

We’re in a fast paced world and we meet lots of people at events.  Think back to the last event you went to…Who do you remember meeting? Struggling to recall anymore than a handful? First impressions coupled with ever-decreasing attention spans mean being engaging has never been more important….

The ins and outs of networking conversations

by Melissa

I’d imagine you’re a fairly busy person.

So I’d like to share some tips for making the most of your time when at a networking event. Starting (somewhat strangely) with what to say when it’s become clear that there’s no good reason to keep talking. For the simple reason that…

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