We know that walking into a room full of business people networking can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Networking is essential for any business and can lead to a whole world of connections, referrals, opportunities and exposure.
So this month’s Business Club offered a masterclass in the art of effective and efficient networking, led by none other than trainer Bernie Cox – and it was a good one!
Seasoned networker, Bernie, reminded us of the benefits that can come from networking – (did you know that over 70% of business comes from face-to-face networking?!) – including building long term professional relationships, identifying business opportunities, developing skills and sharing ideas.
Bernie used the Six Degrees of Separation exercise to demonstrate how we are only ever six or fewer steps away from everything or anyone, by introduction or through a “friend of a friend”.
And this was never truer than at Tuesday’s Business Club, as we welcomed a whole host of Merseyside’s professionals, ranging from PR to recruiters and educators all looking to find new opportunities and become better connected.
We caught up with the women who attended to find out what they enjoyed most about ‘We Love Networking’, comments included;
“Really helpful – especially the ‘6 degrees of separation’ exercise and the concept of pitching what you are looking for, rather than what you do”
“Really informative, fun networking session. I have two contacts from coming tonight – thank you!”
“Loved it! Bernie gave excellent advice and facilitated people making genuine connections”
“A really productive networking session .. thank you! I will definitely use the tips for future events too”
“Impressed with the content, especially the opportunity to say what we were looking for which made the session feel productive and really worth coming to”
“’Six Degrees of Separation’ facilitation by Bernie to ensure each individual obtained a business contact they were looking for – positive and enjoyable”
Thanks to everyone who came – we had a great time! And you won’t have to wait long until our next event …
Soon we will be celebrating perhaps the biggest event of the year – International Women’s Day! On Wednesday March 8th we will be joined by our event sponsors; University of Liverpool Management School here at 54 St James Street. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’, and we’ve pulled out all of the stops for our guest panel.
You can find out more about the upcoming event here – it’s guaranteed to be a sell-out, so be sure to book your ticket ASAP.