Networking works! The story of Daryl & Jude

Networking isn’t about just rocking up to a meeting, flogging your services and walking away hoping for a quick win, it’s about creating a mutual understanding and respect for everyone in the room.

My best story about networking is how I came to join the networx4business family earlier this year.

In 2020 I saw networx4business founder Daryl Vickers sharing lots of great content about his networking meetings on social media and it was obvious that he and I had very similar views on how to run really effective networking meetings. Rather than viewing him as competition I much preferred the idea of getting to know him as we had never met, either face to face or online.

In 2020 I saw networx4business founder Daryl Vickers sharing lots of great content about his networking meetings on social media and it was obvious that he and I had very similar views on how to run really effective networking meetings. Rather than viewing him as competition I much preferred the idea of getting to know him as we had never met, either face to face or online.

So in October 2020 I used the power of social media and messaged him on LinkedIn to ask if he’d be interested in having a virtual coffee to get to know each, and I was delighted that he said yes.

Well, what a meeting that was! We laughed and chatted away for the whole meeting and from there we started liking and commenting on each other’s posts and sharing information, so we were already starting to collaborate because networking is about finding the right group for you, and not just getting people in the room for the sake of it.

At the start of this year I knew I had to up my game with my JayKay Events business development because I didn’t use my JK Business Club meetings to promote myself, preferring to keep the forum focussed on members rather myself, so I thought who better to network with than someone I already know, like and trust…Daryl Vickers!

I contacted Daryl and asked that he book me onto one of the Chester meetings and it was then that he told me he’d been thinking about how to grow networx4business. He said that he’d love to discuss it with me, because he thought I was a perfect fit for the group and members would benefit from my experience and personality! What a boost to my confidence! After a year of no events, here was someone recognising my abilities and wanting to bring me on board with their business!

We have not looked back since that day in early January 2021! We created a plan to grow the group by launching 5 new meetings which I run  in Chester, Warrington, Liverpool, Halton and Frodsham.

This really is the biggest networking win! Collaboration not competition is key!

Networking effectively really can help you grow your business, but you do need to find the right fit for you!

Networx4business prides itself on being professional yet fun, focussed yet relaxed…and our members love it!

To find out more about networking in general and the networx4business group please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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