Today I have hosted two networking meetings - the first a breakfast meeting where the women outnumbered the men by three to one; the second a lunch meeting where the women again outnumbered the men by three to one.
Most of the networking meetings I attend are very male dominated unless they are specifically for women and then of course they are often very pink and girly!
For many women, networking is something new and to walk into a male dominated meeting can be quite daunting. I know when I first started networking a couple of years ago, it was quite intimidating to walk into a room full of men in suits and start a conversation. These days, it doesn't worry me but I must say that a meeting where there is a more even balance of gender is quite refreshing.Read more
I have recently been asked how to get more business through networking and what advice would I give to people who are looking to increase their business connections.
My advice is simple - get out and meet people, both online and offline. Someone said to me recently that they have been to several networking events but always meet the same people so where else could they go.
Up until now I haven't spent much time on my social media but a few weeks ago I decided that it was time to focus on it.
There are so many channels to choose from but I've targeted Twitter and my Facebook business page to start with. Like everything, if you do a little and often, then you start to see results.Read more
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