Conversation is an art and like any art some people are more practised in this than others but whatever your skills, this can be developed further through practice and have the art of meaningful conversation become a good habit.
Have you heard this? “I don’t need to network”. What you’re really saying is that you will never be in need of the help of others. Networking is just a fancy word for relationship building, in which business people and entrepreneurs meet, so what you’re basically saying that you are happy to live enclosed […]
When I went along to my first Thrive meeting I had no idea that, just a few weeks later, I’d be handling the public relations for a music festival. It all happened so organically, in the way that many Thrive connections do, during the second conversation I had with one of my fellow group members.
The way of networking is changing – we have to change and to modernise, but do not discount the face-to-face method, as nothing can supersede in-person networking, it is this that creates a fundamental personal relationship.
I was educated with the saying ‘that turnover is vanity and profit is sanity’ and I believe that this is true when it comes to the size of your networking group, to me results rather than size, is an indicator of a good network.