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Tips For Networking At A Corporate Event

 

Corporate events are a great place to increase your network. If you have never been to one of these events before keep an eye out, we often host networking events or business fayres. There is no need to be nervous and unsure about how to network effectively. There are a number of tips that you can use to ensure that you network like a pro.

Networking EventBe Prepared

Before you attend the corporate event, you need to do some homework to ensure that you are not going in blind. You should research all of the event attendees so you have an idea of who is going to be there. This will also help you determine who your target connections are. Not all attendees will be people you want to network with and this is very important.

While you are preparing, you should think about some icebreaker questions that will help to strike up a conversation. This will also help you avoid diving right into your own agenda. You also need to set some goals for your networking and the interactions with your target connections.

Create Your Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is one that piques the interest of your target connection while informing them about you and your business. It is important that you work out your pitch before you arrive at the event. When doing this, you need to keep in mind that the people you talk to will not know about you or your business.

This does not mean that you should have a long pitch that tells the person your whole history. You need to keep it short and to the point, while still sounding conversational. In the pitch, you should think about the problems that your business is solving and how this is helpful to the target connection. This is where the research you have done on the attendees will come in handy.

Build Rapport

Research can only go so far and you still need to be able to establish rapport with the target connection. If you are unable to do this, you will have not made an impact and your networking will fall flat. To start building rapport, you need to ensure that your icebreakers make sense to the target connection.

You also need to allow the other person to do a lot of the talking. If you spend all the time talking about you and your business, you are not building rapport. You also need to pay attention to body language as you are talking. Keep your body language open and show that you are still interested in the conversation.

The key to networking is to pique the target connections interest with your elevator pitch and make a positive impression. People who build rapport with others will generally leave a better impression than those that do not. Of course, as part of your rapport, you will need to get some information from the connection so you can keep in touch and create a long-term relationship.

Networking is vital for many business people, but doing this at a corporate event can be daunting. These tips will help you plan for the event and ensure that your networking has a better chance of success.

It’s Time To Get Training

 

It’s difficult to get your company to the very top of your industry. It’s even more difficult to keep it there.

Ensuring that your staff are motivated, skilled, informed and up-to-date, is an essential element of managing your personnel, keeping in line with required business practices, and most of all doing what is best for your staff, their motivation and their well being.

What Can Our Corporate Training Facilities Provide?  corporate meetings

-Seminars

A corporate training facility like ours can provide your company with the facility for much needed seminars. These seminars will promote team building, the right marketing, and provide your company with the key to making things run a little more efficiently. Best of all, seminars should be led by experts who know how to make a difference to your organisation.

-Training

Training is often needed as start ups tend to hire kids fresh out of university. These people may have never had an internship. The right training can give them the skills they need to work in an efficient and productive manner.

-Team Building

Team building is important as companies need to be able to work as a well oiled machine. If one element of the business doesn’t function properly the whole enterprise could be crippled and unable to operate.

-Trade Exhibitions

To know how to work well as a company yours needs to see how other companies function. They have already started up and are producing a nice profit. Trade exhibitions give your team the opportunity to see how these companies are doing and what their secrets are, keep an eye out for events at The Warren.

How Important Is It To Train Your Staff?

Staff that don’t know how what they are supposed to be doing, can really slow a company down. A lot of start ups fail because their staff are not trained properly. Be willing to invest in training that could take or keep your company at the top of your game. It isn’t that expensive and the method has produced fortune 500 companies all across the world.

Why Coaches Need To Wrap Their Minds Around Marketing

 

If you’re a coach that teaches others, not only do you need to find the perfect venue for coaching or training clients, you need inform potential clients about your services in general, and you will have to work on marketing your services.

Online marketing is a very cost-effective way to reach out to potential customers. When you think about the fact that millions of people are online at any given time, being able to advertise to them for a low price makes it seem too good to be true.

Winning over the minds of those you wish to coach is a necessity when you are trying to do this line of work for a living. Through marketing, this is achievable if you are willing to create a campaign that garners interest for all the right reasons. You can use humor and teach people something fun about your coaching. You can also share free knowledge that can help people so they will be interested in taking their time to look further into your coaching methods. Marketing can be a creative platform where you learn more about your potential customers.

People turn to the Internet to learn about all aspects of their lives, and that is why you should spend time marketing to people that are using the power of the Internet to connect with people. You don’t have to be an expert on computers to make online marketing work for you. If you’re a coach, you probably already know how to write good content to share with others. You can use that skill to come up with email marketing messages that teach people what you offer and you can include deals for them to take advantage of.

The ability to show off your coaching successes can be done through marketing. When you share your company online, you are reaching out to people all around the world that could lead to you achieving more than ever.

.Go online and search for people in your field that you know of and see what they have posted on the Internet. They probably are on social media, forums, and other places online that get them exposure. The more you are able to work your marketing into different types of online marketing like email or social media, the more you are able to reach out to people that should be more likely to do business with you.

Anyone that does coaching will want to make sure they learn about marketing. It not only will increase how many people are interested in what you have to offer, it can lead to you only working with those that are interested in your services. Working on marketing yourself or hiring help are the best ways to get started.

Crystal Palace Ladies FC

Great news and congratulations go to CPLFC who have been promoted into the FA Women’s Championship – Tier 2 for the 2018-19 season!

It’s all looking very positive for the team with new additions such as former Millwall Captain, Ashlee Hincks, and ex Spurs centre-back Hannah Mackenzie who will bolster the squad for next season’s exciting campaign.

Everyone at The Warren wish the team the very best for the coming season.. onwards and upwards!

 

 

A Conference Venue From A Different Angle

They say it is sometimes good to look at things from a different angle..

Whether it be your personal life, business or anything between the two.. taking stock of what you have and looking at it from a different perspective often provides solutions to issues or problems that you would never otherwise have found!

Now we’re not suggesting you’ve got any burning issues, but you might be thinking about where you want to run your next conference, or maybe you’re looking to host a meeting for some really important clients, and ‘meeting room 3’ on the fourth floor, just doesn’t cut it! Well perhaps you should look at it from a different angle?

What about hiring a meeting room? What about arranging the best conference your company has ever seen?

We have put together a few shots of The Warren, and we’ve also taken things from a different angle… Of course there is always the normal views as well, and you can view both  here..

Our friendly booking staff are always free to help you with any queries you may have, you can contact us directly