After setting up Hidden Thought I knew I was going to have to get out there and get networking. To be honest the thought of networking excited me to begin with, getting out and meeting new people, actually being sociable! However, those first few breakfast clubs filled me with dread……..sitting, eating at a table with a group of complete strangers (I’m not really a breakfast person anyway, I’d actually rather skip breakfast and have copious amounts of coffee). Then having to stand up and talk about yourself – not my thing at all.
Then I went to a Connect networking evening…. what a difference. These are held quarterly at the Merchants Manor. Sioned is an amazing host and puts on a superb evening with canapes and drinks. It’s very relaxed and you instantly feel at ease. This month we were even treated to a hand massage in the Linen Rooms and I would definitely recommend treating yourself to a treatment there. Suzie and Rachel are lovely and have created a really great opportunity for people to network, I couldn’t recommend these evenings enough.
So if you are new to networking, or not, look up Connect and get yourself registered for the next event – which I believe is the Christmas party, one not to miss!