These posts offer guidance on networking skills to help you get better results.

Networking at events, all you need to know – your guide

Networking – does the word fill you with dread, irritation or joy? We all have to do it but the key question is: are you getting the outcome you want from it? In this article, I give you some guidance to progress from whatever point you are at now with your networking  to help you move it up a level. [...]

By |2019-11-12T20:03:11+00:00November 7th, 2019|Networking|Comments Off on Networking at events, all you need to know – your guide

Network for career success – why and five top tips

Do you make time to actively build and engage with your network? Do you even have one? Often, people hear the ‘N’ word and groan, even if just inwardly. However, you need to network for career success. The hard reality is that spending time on building and maintaining a good network can bring huge benefits to your professional life, I [...]

By |2019-11-07T07:45:45+00:00May 7th, 2019|Career progression, Networking|Comments Off on Network for career success – why and five top tips

Three tips for networking success

Again recently, I have had conversations with lots of successful professional people who have said they dislike networking, know they don’t get enough from it and know they need to work on their skills to increase their networking success. These are the people who acknowledge how essential it is to both their personal career success and that of their organisation.  [...]

By |2019-11-07T12:20:11+00:00April 9th, 2018|Networking|Comments Off on Three tips for networking success

Avoid ‘dumping’, how to leave someone at networking

We've all been there, 'stuck' with someone at networking, maybe it's just time to move on, perhaps talking to them is like getting blood out of a stone or perhaps you just can't stop them talking at you or, you just need a drink or bathroom visit. How do you leave someone at networking? The temptation is to make an [...]

By |2019-11-07T07:32:47+00:00October 15th, 2017|Networking|Comments Off on Avoid ‘dumping’, how to leave someone at networking

How to stand out positively at networking

Picture a networking event, there is usually a sea of dark clothing…it is a challenge to stand out positively at networking! When we go to an event, there is a lot to think about such as goals and how to integrate into the room but the most important thing is that you are positively memorable to those you meet; you [...]

By |2019-11-09T08:17:12+00:00October 15th, 2017|Networking|Comments Off on How to stand out positively at networking

Small talk – top three tips for getting it going positively!

Small talk, a phrase dreaded by many as it usually conjures up pictures of an awkward situation where you have to make conversation with someone you don't know at all or don't know well. In reality, it might not just be awkward situations when it is necessary but situations that become awkward if you find 'small talk' challenging. Situations when [...]

By |2019-11-07T21:07:20+00:00September 20th, 2016|Networking, Professional relationships|Comments Off on Small talk – top three tips for getting it going positively!

Avoid ‘blending in’ at networking, like the plague!

There was a lot of comment on Theresa May's shoes when she was PM and indeed a lot of comment on how much comment there was. Whilst it is unfair how much comment women get regarding their appearance versus men, certainly as a lot of it is criticism, surely there is an advantage to be gained? The networking event I [...]

By |2019-11-07T21:05:16+00:00September 20th, 2016|Networking|Comments Off on Avoid ‘blending in’ at networking, like the plague!

Networking anxiety – Will they really want to speak to me?

How do you feel about networking? If you are in the significant majority that don't love it and have networking anxiety then what is it you dislike about it? Most people, if they are really honest, dislike it because you usually need to find people to talk to and make conversation. Of course, the underlying fear of these elements is [...]

By |2019-11-09T07:13:43+00:00December 6th, 2015|Networking|Comments Off on Networking anxiety – Will they really want to speak to me?

What to avoid at networking – are you doing any of these?

When you come away from networking who do you follow-up with? I am hoping it’s someone…! A potential client, a potential collaborator, someone you just liked? How important is it to you that you ‘like’ someone in order to follow-up? If I’m realistic, if it’s a good potential client, you probably care far less about whether or how much you [...]

By |2019-11-09T07:27:33+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Networking|Comments Off on What to avoid at networking – are you doing any of these?