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Our Top 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Networking

Published 22nd Jul 2013 by Rebecca Walker

We host a variety of networking and training events all year round which are attended by members and non-members alike. Here are our top five tips to help you get the most of the events you attend.

1. Be prepared:

The opportunity to speak at events might fill you with dread but if you go in prepared it needn’t be that way. Know what you want to achieve out of each event and take a minute to prepare what you’re going to say; you’ll feel more confident and people will learn more about you.

2. Get Connected:

We run a variety of networking events, from our formal Annual Dinner through to Connections Count and MY network there is something to suit everyone; it’s important to come along to a couple of each to find out what works best for you and your business. Most importantly don’t be afraid to approach someone who you think could be a great contact – we’re all there to meet more people and to keep businesses well connected.

3. Follow up:

After our events we send out a short post event email, passing on contact details of the attendees or further information about the next event. Use that email as a prompt to remind you to contact those you connected with at the event and to follow up all those leads you picked up!

4. Give it time:

Attending Chamber events should be seen as an investment in your business, you may not see immediate results but you will see some further down the line. It’s important to give others the opportunity to learn more about you, your business and what you do

5. It’s not all about sales:

Some connections you make at our events may not result in a sale, instead you may find that other attendees help you through engaging in problem solving and networking events are great opportunities to share best practice and pick up a few new tips and tricks!


To discuss any of these or other ways you can get noticed, contact our membership, events and marketing assistant rachel.dickie@mycci.co.uk



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