LE ROCHE OPTOMETRY, COLLINGHAM
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 7pm-9pm
We are returning to the stunning surroundings of Le Roche Optometry in March and what better place to see our way to brand new contacts. Our March prize draw is up for grabs, so remember your business cards!
This is networking at it's best, come and connect with great businesses and we have a great prize up for grabs on the evening in our prize draw - you have everything to gain and nothing to lose!
We are committed to giving small independent businesses a 'BIGGER' local voice and that's why our networking events are free to attend. We have also injected the fun element into meeting new contacts, so whether networking comes naturally to you or not, we can guarantee a 'no-pressure environment' and leave with brand new contacts.
Remember you don't have to be on any form of social media to meet new people face-to-face, you don't even have to stay for the full event! Drop-in and out as you please.
We are open to all businesses within a 30-mile radius of Wetherby, providing a truly local feel.
Ridiculously effective networking, that works!
Take a peek at our next venue...
LE ROCHE OPTOMETRY
Highlights from our last event
Sant' Angelos, Wetherby
Congratulations to Lee from YorCyberSec who won our first prize draw of a £50 meal voucher courtesy of our host venue Sant' Angelo's Italian Restaurant. Enjoy revisiting this beautiful venue.
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.