Next week sees the first LinkedIn Local event in Inverness on Tuesday 24thApril. I will be attending this as my first networking event since the inception of Strath Communications too!
I love networking and meeting new people and finding out about their businesses and the background to them. You are always guaranteed to meet someone who does something that is new to you.
But how do you get the most out of a networking event? I always go with the aim to talk to at least 5 people I haven’t met before as well as making a target list of people I’ve heard of but would like to know more about their business. This way I come away with new connections and have a better understanding of businesses in the area.
Networking events are also a great way to re-connect with people you haven’t seen for a while, especially if you have something new to share, a new development in your business or a new product or service. For me this will be the launch of my new business, Strath Communications and how I will be delivering results based marketing and communications to food and drink businesses.
I am looking forward to speaking to businesses and finding out more about what challenges and opportunities they have for growing their business.
The LinkedIn Local Inverness event is being organised by the team at Tuminds Social Media. #LinkedInLocalInverness