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Is Networking for the Brave? Karen Cocum-Butler After being self-employed in the medical field for over sixteen years, I now find myself on a new career path. Because working alone can be daunting and occasionally demoralising, I thought I would attend a few networking events. I wrongly assumed business networking was a way to 驶hard sell始 and that attendees would have bags of tricks to entice me and waive fists full of leaflets under my nose. I am relieved to report that productive networking is not like this at all. There are businesses that have a promotional stand and who talk about their product or service; they deserve to do this because they have paid for the privilege. What they don始t do is make you buy something for the sake of it, as their marketing is usually geared to the topic of a particular networking event. Those who are not exhibiting are attending to seek information, make useful contacts and enjoy conversation with likeminded people.

Networking is not just for the brave; it始s for people who work alone or in teams, who want to communicate with others and share their knowledge. You will leave inspired, having made some connections with people who want to help you and who may even tell others about you and your business to help expand your own individual network. Karen thanks Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club, FinditinWorcestershire.com and Women2Web for their great networking events and the much-appreciated support from fellow networkers. Karen is a HR and Mediation Facilitator (for more information call HRPP on 01299 488 762).

To promote your business here contact Lyndon on: Tel: 07972 000843 Email: lyndon@bromsgroveandredditchpages.co.uk

Bromsgrove & Redditch Pages January 2016  

Your local magazine bringing you stories, news and events from around the area and local business advertising. Bringing local business and t...

Bromsgrove & Redditch Pages January 2016  

Your local magazine bringing you stories, news and events from around the area and local business advertising. Bringing local business and t...

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