Going to your first networking meeting can seem daunting. But there are a few simple tricks to putting you at ease for your first Thrive foray. 1.Get happy
Walk into any business networking event and there are usually two types of people you are most likely to meet, the first set, these are the people who are inspiring and stimulating, they leave you feeling upbeat, glad that you’ve encountered them and you look forward to having another conversation with them in the future. […]
Building a tight-knit network helps get you and your products or services get noticed by the right people in the right place, but keeping your network informed is just as important as having great people in that network, if not more important.
Last year Cheryl Cade gave up her day job to embark on a business built around her true passion – beer! Now she and her husband Mark run The Thirst Consultants, a company committed to celebrating beer and elevating its reputation. Here Cheryl tells us about turning her hobby into a living, and how networking […]
By Rhian Morgan Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Succeeding in business is all about making connections, as one of the world’s top entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, once said. Rhian Morgan talks to Lorna Burroughes, director of networking group Thrive, about why we need to network, how golf can help with business, and her top tips […]
Business may be great at the moment, and if it is I’m pleased for you. A couple of months ago I spoke with someone who was struggling with his time – quite simply he had so much business that he couldn’t prioritise his networking and yes you guessed it, when I met him last week […]
There’s a common misconception that people aren’t interested in networking over the summer. People may be less interested in serious, results-oriented networking, but it is essential that you don’t slacken off over the summer months, yes take a holiday, get outside and enjoy the good weather, but use this time to get ahead of the […]
Take the opportunity to discuss new strategies & initiatives, stay informed with things going on in other industries
Join us for the Thrive lunchtime networking event on Friday 30th January – Hethel Engineering Centre – 2:30pm start.
As the year draws to a close and the traditional Christmas party craze begins, don’t forget that this seasonal fun they call ‘networking’, involving crackers, funny hats and the drinks-laden party, is not the serious stuff, but all networking is personal, it is about human chains of connections, both to other people and to ideas.
You can’t be successful at networking if you don’t understand what it is. Surprisingly, many people have the wrong idea about it. Before you can begin, you should have a clear idea of what networking is not. Networking is not about being pushy or aggressive.