Networking with JK Business Club
The JK Business Club runs four networking meetings a month and is going from strength to strength.
I’ve teamed up with a wealth management business to run a new monthly women’s lunch in Frodsham, and they also sponsor the monthly Frodsham for Business meeting along with FDR Law.
Then there’s the Chester Business Breakfast and the Women in Business lunch in Chester. I love running these meetings because there’s always such a good vibe in the room.
Someone said to me that the people I have at my networking events are more engaged and enthusiastic than people at other events, but that’s not true – they’re all the same people, it’s just people react to the environment they are in and I try to make all the meetings full of inspiration, energy and passion.
Networking with IOD and other events
I joined the IOD last year and felt really nervous going to my first event, which was the women’s conference in Manchester. I knew a couple of other people going, so to ease my discomfort I met up with them in advance and we travelled together. What a difference that made to my confidence. And when I got to the conference, I knew at least another 5 who were attending, so I didn’t need to be so nervous.
Since then I’ve booked on to as many of their events in my area as possible. I’ve met some amazing people and have learned so much already.
I attend other networking events as well because different types of networking attract different types of people…
One thing I always say to attendees of the networking training is, concentrate on the networking events that work for you – whether it’s location, time or other attendees. If we don’t fancy being where we are, then we can’t possibly showcase our best self!