The Power of Networking: Carole Stone
As I am traveling extensively, I usually miss most of the excellent events organized in London by the dynamic European Professional Women's Network-EPWN's team.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that event on EPWN's online platform (Netvestibule, provided by Etheryl): as I am passionate about social/business networking, I made sure to be in London to attend and meet Carole!
After the presentation, I was pleased to get a dedicated copy of Carole's latest book "The Ultimate Guide to Successful Networking" her top tips on how to make good friends and useful business contacts.
a few pictures
Please check all the pictures on my photo album or on flickr.
Please find below 5 videos I shot during the event yesterday evening. In the first two videos, Anne Bouverot and Michelle Taylor present the excellent EPWN network, and introduce "the queen of networking in the UK", Carole Stone.
Carole is known as 'the Queen of networking' and runs her own media consultancy business. For chairmen and chief executives of some of Britain's biggest companies she brings together business people, journalists and politicians to discuss issues that concern them all. Her database of 26,000 names is still expanding, and includes a multitude of professional & business people, among them some of the most important & influential people in the land.
some networking advices from Carole
* Work the room, and stick to your goal (I am going to stay for 1 hour, and I spend 3/4mn max per person...)
* If needed, do some research prior to the event
* Don't hesitate to go to people, whatever their age or business rank they like people coming to them. You can start with people who are alone, or ask the host to introduce you...
* Carry 2 glass with you to have an excuse to leave! ;)
* Manage your contacts and the business cards you grabbed (cf: my advices on how to Manage your contacts more efficiently)
a few questions from the audience
* Do women network in a different way from men?
* How can you network with people from a different age/"generation"?
* How to recommend/help people you don't know directly and/or who are not very good?
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