Hugh Rice Jewellers - 9-11 James Street, Harrogate
Thursday 28th November 2019 (7-9pm)
Hugh Rice offers a first-class customer experience using their expert knowledge to find exactly what will delight you. It’s why their customers continue to return year after year.
A modern company operating in a traditional industry, they are always forward-thinking whilst retaining the core values established by founders Hugh and Mike Rice over four decades ago. Hugh Rice is more than a business, they’re a family.
And now the Rice family invite you to network in their fabulous store in the centre of Harrogate. In keeping with their forward-thinking approach to business, they have a stunning VIP area which they make available for events. We are extremely lucky to be able to network in such a fabulous location.
The tickets for this event, our last for 2019, are limited to just 50, so don’t delay, get your tickets today.
Ridiculously effective networking
Hugh Rice Jewellers
Harrogate Rugby Club
Congratulations to our prize draw winner Michael Best of Mike Best Accountancy who won a festive afternoon tea for two, courtesy of our amazing hosts, Hotel Du Vin.
Enjoy revisiting this fantastic venue Michael.
Networking events are meant as jumping-off points for relationship building. If you can't be yourself, you’ll be starting off these new relationships with a lie. Don’t try to be the person you think others want to meet. Be genuine. The people you connect with when you are authentic are the ones you’ll want to stay in touch with.
Set reasonable expectations
When attending an event, understand what you are there to do. Is your goal to feel out a new organization and get to know the vibe? Is it to meet five new people? Is it to meet one or two specific people? These are all reasonable expectations and it takes a little pre-planning to set these goals.
Don’t be afraid to join in
There is nothing wrong with joining a conversation and waiting for a natural break in the chatter to introduce yourself. In most cases, the people who are already speaking will enjoy the interruption because it gives them a chance to meet someone new. If you sense that you’ve entered into a serious discussion, it’s okay to politely excuse yourself.
Sharing is caring
If you are willing to share your contacts and resources, others will be more likely to help you as well. Develop a sincerity in your giving nature without expectation of something in return.
Remember your business cards
If you have a stimulating conversation about your business and the person you are speaking with is genuinely interested in your services, then they will ASK for it. Remember business cards in networking events serve as a convenient way to respond to a request for your contact information.