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Women In Media Networking Breakfast at The Sanctuary Cafe 21st January 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended the first Women in Media breakfast of the year, yesterday morning at a rather packed Sanctuary cafe.

Jenni Lloyd from Nixon McInnes gave a great interactive presentation on ‘Building your network’ which made for a lively question and answer and networking session.

Jenni highlighted useful online tools that make networking easier and demonstrated the different audiences that use them and for what reasons. It was an entertaining session and interesting to see how many people were aware of each social network and why they use them.

The main theme of the Q&A session was the problem of how to find time for social networking. Some quicker, smaller solutions were highlighted – such as utilising the list function on twitter and subscribing to and commenting on high profile blogs to create a presence. These were really useful tips for those who don’t have much time to devote to social networking. Jenni's presentation is now available on SlideShare.

Post Q&A there was a chance for everyone to chat and get to know each other over some yummy pastries. There was a nice mix of people so it was good to see everyone interacting and engaging with each other. Keep your eyes on the Wired Sussex Flickr stream as we will be posting the photo's up shortly!
The event was a great success with over 30 attendees. The next breakfast is planned for April, May time and we already have some potential speakers!

We’d love to hear your ideas on any topics and speakers you would like to see at future Women in Media events, if you have any in mind please drop me a line at or let me know via twitter @MediaWomen.

(Photo by Claire Stokoe - greenrmedia)

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Phil Jones

Hi, I'm the Director of Innovation and Projects at Wired Sussex, I deliver our portfolio of regional creative technology projects and support our innovation hub, the FuseBox.

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