Business Networking online? Doing it with confidence!

Business Networking Online

Well it’s interesting times for those of us that run events and help the business community connect and network through our business networking events!

As we continue to be in uncertain times for Businesses and business networking – and no safe timeline for face to face meetings of the scale we operate,  we are staying committed to our members and will continue to develop our “business networking online” model.

So what does that mean? Check out our guidance and advice below and you will be set!

Will I have to dress up when business networking online?

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

How are you business networking online and how can you deliver your special pre planned  ‘tables’?

The essence of how we business network will be at the heart of what we do online – just as if we were networking face to face.

Instead of taking 3-4 days to plan our “tables” we instead plan our break out rooms. So the careful table planning we always commit to for every face to face event will continue for every business networking online event  – with passion, deliberate connections and knowing and fulfilling our members and visitors “like to meets”.

We have the ability to put you in small groups of 5 or 6 max 7  so that you get the opportunity to carry out your business networking online with a smaller number of people and network just as you would if you were sat at a table. In many ways it is proving to be even better than our face to face events. Why? Because sometimes your cream connection was sat across the other side of the table – and so it made it sometimes tricky to get that all important one to one time at th business networking event. With business networking online – everyone can speak with everyone; the conversation flows AND Tracy pre informs the hosts of the nuggets that need teasing out, or areas of conversation to have as a collective – thereby guiding and enhancing the business networking online experience for every attendee.

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

We will share with you the contact details of those businesses in your business network break out room the day after the business networking online event.

As a visitor you can always ask Tracy for connections if you wish to learn more about a members services. For Members, we of course proactively connect you with other members on request.

For members we have a host of experts in the group that regularly share their knowledge and advice on topics such as:

  • LinkedIn top tips
  • Facebook Ads – how to make them work for your Business
  • Health and Safety Q&A
  • Employment law and COVID.
  • Interior design clinics
  • Cash flow tips
  • 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

and so many more!

If you have ideas to share your invaluable knowledge through one of our business networking online seminars please get in touch!

What will I eat for lunch when business networking online?

It’s BYO I’m afraid but I would avoid soup! Most people manage to have some snacks to nibble on – its the bit I really miss!

Can I share any graphics or visuals at the business networking online event? 

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 practice call we offer to all attendees who are visiting the business networking event online  – better still if you have a visual product – why not just show it to the other attendees at the business networking online event?

What will happen to future business networking online events?

So far we are planning on continuing with our usual business networking online mega meet once a month, usually meeting on the 2nd sometimes first Thursday of the month. Dates can be found here.  

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! From our Action Learning sets, to seminars, to 121’s to Friday sundowners and special seminars in between we are growing as a community even closer.

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. From HR, to Employment law to H&S and so much more.

 

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

The technology we have initially invested in is on a well known platform called Zoom. We operate it in a secure and safe way for all participants attending our business networking online events. The business networking online event links are only released upon payment and after we have spoken to make sure you are briefed – that’s why it is important to book ahead – to make sure you benefit fully from our wrap around business networking online approach.

Tracy control’s the rest in terms of table / breakout room networking and small group networking and the seminar at the main business networking online event.

Summary – business networking online events are here to stay – when will you join us?

We are excited about how our business networking online events are evolving and whilst of course we can’t wait until we are face to face again – this is going to work out for the medium term – AND we are determined to be here to support you our members and you our visitors.

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. So come along and join us – we think you will be pretty amazed at how good our business networking online events are.

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 THROUGH OUR BUSINESS NETWORKING ONLINE EVENTS.

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