Business networking and the half-life of enthusiasm

Stefan Thomas speaking at a business networking event

Every time I speak or write about networking, and I speak to thousands of people a year, I ALWAYS cover the subject of following up with the people you meet. But it strikes me that maybe I’m not being clear enough about that message. It isn’t just that you need to follow up, but you […]


Stefan Thomas – networking events I’m attending in February 2020

Stefan Thomas speaking at a networking event

Want to hear some kick ass networking advice which will make a massive difference to your success from networking? Here are the networking events I’m attending in England and Scotland in February 2020 – and I’m speaking at most of them. If I’m not speaking, we can still grab a 121: Networking events Stefan Thomas […]


Stefan Thomas – networking events in January and February 2020

Stefan Thomas networking events graphic

Networking friends, my networking diary for January and February is getting booked up fast. Fancy a 121? Here’s where I’ll be in the first part of the New Year: January Jan 6th 4Networking Aylesbury LUNCH – https://www.4networking.biz/find-meetings/meeting//96477/?ref=15959 4Sighting Jan 8th 4Networking Witney LUNCH – https://www.4networking.biz/find-meetings/meeting//96529/?ref=15959 Jan 9th 4Networking Faringdon BREAKFAST – https://www.4networking.biz/find-meetings/meeting//96570/?ref=15959 Jan 15th 4Networking […]


The Networking Retreat App – a sneak preview

If you’re looking at this page, it’s likely that you’re one of the very few people I’ve invited to get a sneak preview of The Networking Retreat App before it launches. You can take a look at some of the functionality in the video below and then, if you’d like to download it, you can […]


The Networking Retreat EXPERIENCE – Manchester, Oxford and Lincoln

Stefan Thomas training in networking skills

What is stopping your networking from working? Is it a lack of confidence? You don’t know what to say in your 40 or 60 seconds? You know you should be following up with people – but don’t know how? In November 2019, I’m bringing The Networking Retreat EXPERIENCE to Manchester, Oxford and Lincoln. In three […]


How to accelerate the Meet – Like – Know – Trust in networking

How to accelerate the Meet - Like - Know - Trust in networking

Earlier today I posted a video explaining how the Meet – Like – Know – Trust that we talk about in networking, isn’t just words. It is an actual process, and you can influence how rapidly, or otherwise, your contacts move through that process. The aim, of course, is that business and networking contacts trust […]




7 quick tips to help you get the most from your next networking event

People networking at a business event

You might be booked for your very first business networking event, or you may be a veteran of networking meetings. But in either case, being prepared is as important as what you do at the meeting itself. If you want to feel more confident about the event, and how you present yourself, here are some […]


Immersion beats time – here’s what I mean.

Stefan Thomas speaking at a networking event

I believe that one of the biggest myths in business networking is that everything needs to take a certain amount of time. That there is a fixed time for a relationship to mature, or an absolute time period that it takes us to move through the Meet – Like – Know – Trust, before we […]


“I implemented one more thing from the Retreat and it has resulted in a new client which gives me a positive ROI within 6 days”
Claire McTernan – Employee to Business Owner

“within two months I went from an average of one client per month from networking, to five clients”
Samantha Rollins, Trinity Accountants