http://ar-technology.net/?p=1538 I held a lunch and learn session at WeWork Moorgate last week on Networking: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. I was very excited – treading the board of greats such as Gary Vaynerchuk.
It was fantastic. A small roundtable of businesses ranging from a global crowd funding platform to Pink News – the highest read gay news service in UK.
As someone who doesn’t have much problem networking I actually felt slightly nervous in such an intimate setting. Although I needn’t be as the attendees were lovely. We laughed about the bad stories, pages of notes were taken and we actually spent so much time chatting we went over the hour session by another half hour.
I even spent some time discussing specific scenarios such as working in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore which luckily I had first hand experience in and how to hand out business cards when you have a drink and a canapé in your hand…..bet you hadn’t thought of that one before.
The fact is without being able to network you don’t have a business/job whether you are an entrepreneur or an employee.
The session was a great success and so much so that I have been asked to return on Thursday 27th April. Are you free and a WeWork member? Then come on down – it would be lovely to see you.