Making the most of attending a networking event

I recently met with a lady who is a well known identity, business lady and speaker on the Gold Coast, she in turn knows many of the local movers and shakers and is often seen at business events.  She attended a Women of Influence event for the first time in April and was surprised to walk into a room of faces she had not met before.

Women of Influence has been holding business women’s networking events for over ten years and while we are lucky to welcome back many of our lovely loyal guests, as our numbers grow we also see many new smiling faces.

Our guests are consistently asking for help to meet and connect with their fellow guests, so at our next event we are bringing in an expert to deliver networking tips and help you feel like part of the Women of Influence community.

janet_ppJanet Culpitt grew up as the daughter of a Bank Manager, whose employment involved moving residence every 2 years across country branches. She learnt early on how to adjust to meeting new people and becoming a part of a new community.  Being a SME service industry business owner for over 15 years has also exposed Janet to many ups and downs. She has learned that she could achieve good referrals for her business through networking if done the correct way.

“Networking has and continues to play, a huge role in our businesses growth and development.” says Janet.”Meeting with like-minded business owners sharing current trends, markets, issues affecting business, staffing, clients, and the list goes on, can really strengthen your resolve, keeps you motivated and helps you work on instead of in your business.”

For our fist ever lunchtime event we are making sure you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow guests and hopefully walk away with a new contact, friend or even a mentor.

How will we do this?

1) Upon arrival the Women of Influence committee will be on hand to ensure there are no “lost souls” and that everyone is introduced to another group of guests.

2) Executive Chef Glenn Bacon from RACV Royal Pines, has put together an amazing feast in the theme of networking.  A “family style” hot and cold selection will be delivered to each table then followed by dessert.  This delicious selection is designed to encourage sharing and conversation.

3) Janet will start the event with a few clever tips and tricks including her signature “Buddy Bag” at each table.

For more information about “Networking with Janet” including her upcoming workshops CLICK HERE

By Georgia Lane

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