I want to share with you, exactly how I started a business, by accepting an invitation to a networking event…..
Back in 2011……Little did I know that saying YES to an invitation to a single networking event, would lead to starting not one, but two businesses and all this in a new country. I have attended many more networking events since then, seen beautiful venues and met some of the most extraordinary people you can imagine. I have been lucky.
Arriving in a new country as an immigrant is like starting your life all over again; only you have no networks to rely upon. So where do you start?….most importantly is to “Just Start It”.
I LOVE meeting new people and enjoy walking into a room filled with strangers, but I also know not all people enjoy doing it! Meeting strangers and “putting yourself out there” is not everybody’s cup of tea. With this in mind, I want to share some tips with you to make your next networking a breeze!
Planning and Preparation is Essential
Successful networking starts BEFORE arriving at the event
Being the “ONLY” Stranger in the Room
Certainly not…my best tips, for overcoming this situation, are:
Make it COUNT!
AFTER the Event
Most of all, enjoy the event, the people, the venue – BE in the moment. It will show and attract people to you.
I welcome you to connect with me and to start networking on LinkedIn. Should you need assistance in setting up your LinkedIn profile, would like to receive personal Linkedin coaching or attend one of my Linkedin workshops, please contact me via LinkedIn message or find my contact details here. Alternative book for my next workshop here.