Another quality event presented by Berni Rosco @Businessleague
Berni invited me to share with the group a couple of my guiding principles in regard to networking. I now look forwards to (#Principle No.2) meeting Mark Speight, Lee Woodward and Vicky Gray for 1:2:1s over coffee.
These events always present opportunities for me to grow my professional network by fostering new relationship that develop and mature into ‘Advocates of my business’.
What do I mean by Advocates? Julie Young, Michael Cropper at Contra digital, Chrissy Pilkington East Lancs Chamber of Commerce, Glen Feddal Superfast Lancs, who all attend the business league events regularly, introduce and refer me to their trusted connections.
They refer me because over time and regular meetings, I have evidenced that I am reliable, trustworthy and honest (and hopefully likeable). They feel confident that if they refer me to their trusted connections they will NOT lose any credibility – That’s a networking Advocate.
During the course of the event I was able to schedule 1:2:1 meetings with Lee Woodward (Freelance FD), Rosie Connor (JRC Roofing), Mark Speight (Santander Bank) and Vicky Gray (MD Play Paws Doggy Care). my good fortune didn’t end there, I also won a bottle of champagne and bouquet of flowers.
I was also fortunate to have a 1:2:1 chat with Bridie Philpotts before the official start.
This @businessleague event was tremendously successful for me but by no means surprising. One of my networking objectives is to schedule three 1:2:1 per week..
Networking only works if you work at networking – Start by stating your goals and objectives, then make a plan and work the plan PERIOD.
Sponsors were in force with ACCROSS Vice Principle, Chrissy Pilkington from the chamber and Jo Fulthorpe with Hyndburn Enterprise Trust. Official Photographs (OP) courtesy of Liz Hall. Great to see Alan Varley (Links Architecture) whi introduced me to Rosie Connor. We arranged to meet to discuss merchant services fro her business JRC Roofing Distributors Ltd.
Visit the chamber site for news on several events taking place in the near future.
Mr #chipandpin & #EPOS
(OP) Sharing My Networking Guiding Principles with the group
@BusinessLeague Delegates in action
Berni presents me with my prize bottle of Champers