OK, I'm at a networking event, now what do I do?
Have you've ever struggled with ways to grow your business contacts, referrals and relationships? Or does walking into a room full of strangers make your palms sweat or your tummy do flips?
If so, you're not alone and SBWN has designed this event just for you.
In this Networking Workshop, we'll cover:
- Why networking can benefit you (especially if you find it uncomfortable)
- How to make quality connections where everyone wins
- Busting some networking myths
- Specific tactics you can add to your "networking toolkit"
- Important tips to remember when networking (or entering a room of strangers anywhere!)
February Guest Speaker #1 - Jeanette White
Jeanette is the Principal Consultant of Aspire Connect, a small business offering training and facilitation services to local and state government, not for profit organisations, and community groups. Topics such as fund raising, strategic planning and grant writing are popular.
Her newest venture Wise Women Ride, aims to bring adventurous journeys to women and provide a space for reflection and renewal. Her first trip is to Montana and Washington, USA in June 2017, and includes horsemanship and riding lessons at a remote horse ranch and hiking in Glacier National Park.
Jeanette has worked in State and Local Government, and for private businesses and not for profit organisations in the fields of community and economic development, medical research, human resource management and as a rural veterinarian.
This diversity of careers has one underlying theme- people. Relationships and networking are a crucial element in everything Jeanette has undertaken.
It is ALWAYS about the people!
Jeanette lives on a small farm near Mirboo Nth with her husband and 2 teenage boys and her beloved horses.
February Guest Speaker #2 - Renae Littlejohn
An experienced networker, and entrepreneurial by nature, Renae is driven to inspire, influence, motivate and empower people through her premium relationship building skills.
She has over 20 years of business development experience and currently leads a passionate team of staff and volunteers in local government. Renae also works part-time as the Project/ Change Manager for the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA). This role allows her to combine her strategic side with her love of the Arts in pursuit of greater professional recognition for Art Therapists.
A dedicated community member, Renae is the netball president of the Leongatha Parrots Netball Club and enjoys her position as Board Chair at Mary MacKillop Catholic College.
We are delighted Renae has offered to share some of her tips and discoveries during her career in the public eye.
Waratah Hills Vineyard
With a passion for food, wine and good company Waratah Hills is a welcoming vineyard that is located on the road to Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling and Rosé is the absolute focus of owners Neil and Judy Travers with the help of their exceptional team and wine makers Marcus Satchell and Mal Stewart.
20 Cottmans Rd
Fish Creek, Victoria