Business Networking online? Do it with Confidence

Business Networking On Line!

Well it’s interesting times for those of us that run events and help the Business Community Business Network!

As we enter an uncertain period of time for Businesses and Business networking – we are taking our format “On Line.”

So what does that mean? More details will follow as we learn but to start:

Will I have to dress up when business networking on line?

Absolutely not! Smart top is enough – just be comfy – and we don’t mind if you wear your slippers!

Are we still having Business networking on line with pre planned  ‘tables’?

Yes! The essence of how we network will be at the heart of what we do on line – just as if we were networking face to face.

We have the ability to put you in small groups of 5 or 6 so that you get the opportunity to talk with a smaller number of people and network just as you would if you were sat at a table.

How can I arrange 121s after the business networking on line event?

We have the facility to connect you via the video conference facility into  2-3-4 person small clusters after the table networking tomorrow.

In addition, and because we have such talent and generosity in the network, we will also be setting up regular mastermind learning opportunities and discussion groups for you to tap into as and when you feel the need.

This is obviously an evolving situation so we will be guided by you our members as to the content and topics you need most assistance on.

Topics so far include:

  • IT tips for effective home working
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Financial support and guidance – business
  • Financial support and guidance personal
  • Employment law and HR matters
  • One to one coaching
  • Action learning sets
  • LinkedIn top tips

And we hope also to have

  • Remote wine tasting
  • Remote fitness
  • Remote guided meditation

If you have ideas to share your invaluable knowledge please get in touch!

What will I eat for lunch when business networking on line?

It’s BYO I’m afraid but I would avoid soup!

Can I share any material online (screen share)

You can share information on screen via screen share – just speak to Tracy if you wish to do this- you will see this in action on the first call

What will happen to future business networking on line events?

So far we are planning on continuing with our usual mega meet once a month, on the Thursday dates you already have in your diaries.

However there has been a ground swell of desire to meet regularly in between. It’s all very fluid and evolving at the moment but we are here to help you our members so that is what we will do!

We are looking at weekly check-ins that offer advice and support for our members on certain themes and issues that may affect your business. Further details on this to follow!

We will continue to assess the situation on a month-by-month basis, but it’s looking as though online networking may be something we have to get used to for the short term.

I have never used video call for business networking on line before, how does it work?

The technology we have initially invested in is on a well known platform called Zoom. We would very much like to invest at the upper level of the technology to provide maximum benefit to our members but only want to do that if you all feel you are gaining benefit.

You click the link that we will send to you and away we go.

Tracy and Hayley will control the rest in terms of table networking and small group networking and the seminar.

Summary

We are very intrigued and excited about how this is going to work out.

Many of our members have commented that it will give them an opportunity to talk and network with members they would not otherwise have met at face-to-face networking.  We also know how important it is for members to stay connected, even in a virtual environment, during these challenging times.

YOU ARE OUR TRIBE – WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ADD VALUE, KEEP YOU CONNECTED AND SPREAD CLARITY, SUPPORT, KNOWLEDGE AND OPPORTUNITIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

 

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