Archive for April, 2011

April 28, 2011

Networking Tip

Having a genuine interest in people is a tremendous asset when Networking as you tend, quite naturally, to do the things that makes Networking work. For example, one of the things you should be trying to achieve when at an event is to ‘be remembered’, and a great way to help this happen is to demonstrate that you have listened carefully to someone you are in conversation with by asking relevant ‘follow-up’ questions. This helps set you apart from some others as a lot of people spend their time talking rather than listening, or preparing what they are going to say next, rather that being fully involved in the conversation. So, make sure you show genuine interest – and get remembered for all the right reasons.

April 21, 2011

Thank You

It’s wonderful when you receive nice, positive comments from people about our events – I really appreciate the time people take to feed-back. However, I also appreciate that a great deal of the recognition for a job well done must go to all of you who attend. Take yesterday’s event in Manchester for example where we had over 100 attend, and the comments I received from Mark Clough from Venture Resources who came along for the first time:

“many thanks for a great afternoon – I was really taken by your enthusiasm and total passion for what you are doing – it actually contributes greatly to the commitment of your guests who all seem genuine people committed to growing their business and their fellow guest’s businesses”. 

So a very big Thank You to all of you who come regularly to our events and personally demonstrate that Networking is about looking to support others.

April 18, 2011

This Week’s Manchester Event

I’m delighted to say, in spite of all the Bank Holidays this month, we have over 100 booked for Wednesday’s event at The Palace Hotel. It is especially good to see that we have so many new companies booked in.

April 13, 2011

Business Opportunity

Ever thought about running a Business Network yourself? We are looking for the right people, right now. Follow this link if you are interested in finding out more.

April 7, 2011

Business Networking Tip

Around the table at a recent event I heard somebody ask “so how can I help you – what are you looking for from coming to the event today?” Great, I thought, someone who really understands the reciprocal nature of networking. However, the visitor who was asked couldn’t readily answer – and this made me realise, you must have a clear understanding, and be able to articulate, what it is you are looking to achieve on each visit.

April 7, 2011

Win A £1000.00 Luxury Spa Weekend

I’m delighted to say that the chance to win a Luxury Spa Weekend to the value of £1000.00 in one of the Rocco Forte Collection UK Properties is generating a lot of interest amongst the Manchester members.

Simply by introducing a new member to the group offers you the opportunity to win a Golden Draw Ticket – and with the draw being made in January 2012 there is still plenty of time to take part.

If you need some further information email me on helen@business-network.co.uk or call on 0870 751 7523.