The 12 Steps of Networking

You’ve heard about the 12 days of Christmas, well how about the 12 steps of networking? With our Members’ Christmas Meetup right around the corner, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss how you can make the most of it by sharing some top tips! Let’s start with one of my favourite words: serendipity – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. I’m sure for most of us, an important conversation that has led to great and wonderful things has happened after work hours. People are relaxed and often more …

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Networking & Making Meaningful Connections

Looking to make new, meaningful connections? Our next Members’ Meetup might help! Tuesday 4th July, at Patterns Brighton from 5:30pm onwards.  85% of professionals say they build stronger, more meaningful business relationships in-person. Yet, 5-min elevator pitches, business card swapping and endless sales talks can only get you so-far. In Sussex, we’re lucky to have strong sense of community, with 2/3 of companies in our cluster frequently helping other businesses and 64% regularly receiving help from other companies.* In short, we network to help rather than sell. The local digital, tech and media community is about friendliness, openness and connectivity, where people are …

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