It’s coming up to wedding season again and for many, a time of dread. Having avoided business networking events all year you are now compelled to attend the equivalent, for fun! I’ve written before about effortless small talk and taking the pressure off yourself by asking open questions of the other guests so that they […]
In this video I give you some tips for networking that have helped me walk up to complete strangers and start a conversation.
I was speaking at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust recently to a group of students. They were all studying architecture or have recently qualified so wanted to brush up on their First Impressions, for interviews, when networking and when presenting. It was a great few hours and amongst many things, we discussed how to handle […]
Have you ever played word association? You all take it in turns to say a word that relates to the word the person before you said? Blue – sky – thinking – dreaming – nightmare ….etc. Or Hat – Coat – Scarf – Snow and on and on. That’s how a great conversation goes. You […]
The wedding season is in full throw and for some the trauma of having to chat to complete strangers is palpable. We’ve all been there – the wedding of a work friend, friend from a different time or a partner’s friend. Whatever the reason, you only know a couple of people and one or two […]
Networking is simply starting a conversation with no destination in mind” – Kathryn Crawford Wheat. So why is it that so many of us cringe at the thought of it? Well, it can be quite daunting to walk into a full room, especially if you don’t know anyone. If you’re more of an introvert, you […]
New to networking? Got a networking event on the horizon? Attending a conference/meeting/ceremony where you’re expecting to network with a lot of interesting people you wish to make a good impression on? Here’s a list of 5 simple networking tips that will help you ! 1. Remember you aren’t there to sell. A lot of […]