Andy Lopata - remember him from his recent interview with me on the radio?
Last night, Andy gave an excellent workshop-style talk on business networking. The event was organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK and held at the offices of SEB in Cannon Street.
Andy explained to the audience about the importance of having the courage to "step out of your comfort zone" and go and actually talk to new people at an event rather than chat to those you already know. He then asked those gathered to try it out for themselves. They did with some amazing results.
For me the most important point raised all evening was this one - what networking group should one join? Whichever one you choose, be patient and don't expect business to come your way before you've built-up strong business relationships.
Monday, April 28, 2008