Each month one 1230 TWC Member shares their networking tip with you - they are that month's
1230 TWC Networking STAR
This is a great opportunity giving the Member higher profile to the whole of the 1230 TWC database. On the first day of their month, the Tip with the Member's photo and biog is emailed to currently just over 4,000. It is then posted on all 1230 TWC platforms each Monday of their particular month, a reach of some 7,000 followers on Twitter alone, and then posted on this page. Enjoy and feel free to share!
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how you got on with their Tips! Members, just send in your Tips.
Caroline Gascoyne - East Dulwich Group says
Be interested in the people that you're networking with - listen and ask questions. Networking isn't just about you - it's about building relationships. And if you don't care, why should anyone be interested in you?!
Tina Neve - Bromley Group says
Prepare - understand your aims / objectives beforehand.
Rebecca Ffrascan - Bromley Group says
Keep going and sit next to different people so that you extend your network and make new closer connections every time.
Ankita Desai - Bromley Group says
Find out as much as you can about other Members' businesses. If there is something you're not sure on ask more about that.
Susi Gillespie - Thomas Mansfield - Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells, City Groups says
We all have something in common - friends; family, holidays, etc, so think of your life when opening a conversation and surely you will be able to compare and discuss interests with anyone!
Elizabeth Davidson - Waha Guru - Thanet Home Group says
If, like me, you struggle with your one minute USP practice practice practice…and record your practice either voice or visual, yikes I hear you cry!! But trust me it works. I have only four statements to make and I use a keyword at the start as a reminder of what should follow. My name and me, my approach, how I differ and what I offer…simples!!
Anna Wright - In-Indigo - Bromley Home Group says
To build rapport, make the person you are talking to feel like the only person in the Room. Even if they do something completely different to you, find the thing you can link to.
Be authentic, Listen and Be Interested!
Helen Manchip - BR6Life - Orpington Home Group and Host says
Talk to as many people as possible in the time available; take cards and write notes to remember who is who. Make sure you contact who you meet within 24 hours.
Liz Engel - Beckenham Travel - Bromley Home Group says
Don't assume that everyone knows about your industry. I used to think - I'm a travel agent - everyone knows what I do, so what can I say? It turns out that most people love to hear about all the different types of holiday and fab destinations that they'd not thought of. The world is fascinating. Remember, it's not what you do, but what you offer.
Georgina Loom - Virtual Admin Support - Bromley Home Group says
Be consistent - attend events regularly
Jennie Horchover - HR Dept - Uxbridge Home Group and Host says
If you're a introvert like me, and feeling nervous in a big crowd of strangers, look for those on their own "pretending" to be doing something important on their phone. They'll be grateful you took the initiative to go over to them.
Caterina Bernardini - Your Home Our Home - Bromley Home Group and Host says
Always ask questions and be interested in the other person. This will help them relax and you will build rapport in a good conversation.
It’s not about what’s in it for you; as with everything in life, if you help others you will be rewarded tenfold. It’s important that you make connections, but, during this process, learn to be an introducer and help others to make connections too.
Angela Haynes-Ranger - Adourable - Croydon Home Group and Host says
Know how to explain what you offer, why should anyone come to you; have business cards and contact details with you always.
Claudette Webb - The Design Webb - Blackheath & Greenwich Home Group and Host says
Just be yourself.
No-one is judging you; have a conversation which includes details about what you offer and why they should come to you.
Lucy Ellis - Breakthrough Funding - Margate/Birchington Home Group - says
Never walk into a room expecting to walk out with a client. Networking is all about building relationships and a good network of people. I’ve been networking for five months now and I’ve only just started seeing the benefits. I’ve met a few clients in the ‘room’ along the way but most of my business has come from meeting people who have put me in touch with their connections.