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 […]

The Networking Retreat Audio Show Podcast is live

After a LOT of encouragement from others, I have finally got over myself and started a podcast – The Networking Retreat Audio Show. I would LOVE some feedback, requests for future shows, and anything else you’d like to add. I’m a big fan of simplicity and removing the barriers to me doing things, so I’ve […]

Why you need a different introduction for each networking event

Over the years I’ve attended over 1000 different networking events, and worked with hundreds of people to help improve their results from networking. One area where I find people can make really significant improvements is by paying just a little more attention to their 40 or 60 second introduction, and realising that one size fits […]

Are you giving too much away in your 121s?

Are you giving too much away in your networking 121s?

Are you giving so much away in your 121s at business networking events that you worry that people don’t need to buy from you. Don’t worry, its actually quite common. PS – if you want to REALLY get this right and turn your 121 conversations into sales, spend two hours with me http://thenetworkingretreat.co.uk/2hour

You only need one hat at business networking events

Three Dr Seuss Hats

Having a couple of business interests is really normal. For an awful lot of self employed people, micro-businesses and entrepreneurs it is the norm to have more than one business on the go at any one time. I guess that I could consider my corporate speaking and training work to be a separate business to […]

Networking Events – and how to use them to make sales

Networking event

Networking Events – and how to use them to make sales Helping people to make more sales from their interactions is what really floats my boat. Knowing that someone is achieving more because of a conversation they’ve had with me, whether on the ‘phone, in person, at a conference somewhere or online, makes me smile […]

Networking – the long game vs paying the mortgage this month

One of the pain points I found early on in networking was accepting the adage that relationships take time, with my need to pay the mortgage this month, as well as in six months time. Here’s a few thoughts, hope they’re helpful. PS. If you want to spend two hours with me and get this […]

Auditing your networking – a weekly task

Auditing your networking

Who did you have a 121 with at the business networking event last Wednesday? Can you still remember? Did you promise to do anything? To send an Email or make an introduction to someone else? Have you done it? What about that 121 you had three months ago. Can you remember anything about it? Particularly […]

“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