In a world where all the information you could wish to know is right in the palm of your hand, is there still a place for networking events? Do they still work or has the use of social media and the internet replaced them?
Whilst it might be an old fashioned concept, interacting with people in your field can only be of benefit, and nothing quite beats face to face communication- not to mention the free drinks!
Here are some of the key benefits of attending a networking event in 2017:
Benefit from new ideas
Most networking events will feature and acclaimed guest speaker. Providing ideas, tips, and accounts of their own experiences, ultimately explaining how they have been successful in their ventures. Even if you don’t speak to anyone else at the event, listening to the guest speaker can provide a great learning opportunity in itself.
If you are looking to build contacts within your industry, networking events are the place to do this. Face to Face events allow you to get to know people easier in comparison to online activities. You will be more memorable, and people are likely to take more note of your follow up conversations once they have met you.
Start the Conversation
It is not every day that you have an opportunity to connect with key influencers and leaders in your sector. If you were to walk past them in the street you probably wouldn’t stop them, however networking events provide the environment to approach these people and have a discussion.
Keep up-to-date with trends
Talking about recent events, developments and happenings provides a great opportunity to hear what trends are occurring, and areas in which others are focusing on. You may pick-up some tips about your target markets, business growth or just how to run a certain process better, People tend to share more at events like these!
Leaving the office for a morning can help you to step out of the every-day goings on and take a look at the wider picture again. Most networking events have you leaving with new ideas, inspirations and a sense of motivation. When meeting fellow high achievers, it is hard not to go home and wonder what else you could be doing.
It’s safe to say the art of the networking event isn’t dead, if you’re looking to arrange a networking event in Tameside we can provide the perfect venue, just contact us on the details below:
01613683211 / 01613688537