Upcoming Events

Online Networking Events for Female Business Owners

I have been running networking events for 6 years. I have hosted hundreds of events and thousands of women have walked through the doors. I have been hosting online networking events since lockdown started. I have been blown away by how successful they have been. The feedback has been incredible. Some people are telling me they prefer online networking sessions. Some are saying they like the fact they don’t have to leave their home. Some who barely showed up for in-person events are turning up pretty much every week. The vibe and energy have been infectious. The laughter, the fun, the reciprocal sharing of knowledge, skills, advice and support has honestly taken my breath away. The online networking sessions have been so much more than I imagined they would be. I’ve really wanted to find a way to inspire some positivity during the last few weeks. These sessions have definitely delivered that!

How does it work?

At every online networking event, you will have the opportunity to present your business to others by introducing yourself at the start of the event during your 30-second intro. Participants will then be invited to join different breakout rooms to form discussions and make those important connections. You will be moved around into different breakout session every 8-10 minutes to enable you to connect with different people. We will come together as a group in between the breakout sessions. You can also request to go into breakout rooms with people you would really like to connect with after hearing the introductions.

At the end of the session, we will come together as a group before the session ends. There will be different formats in moving forward including speakers on topics and I will be delivering some sessions too! Even if you are not a techy person, the format is very simple. I will do most of the tech work!

Networking has always been about making connections. The online networking sessions enable you to do this from the comfort of your own home using zoom.

What are the benefits of online networking?

  • Great way to feel less isolated whilst working at home.
  • Builds relationships and deepens connections
  • Opportunity to ask for help and support
  • If you are a nervous networker, the breakout rooms ‘break the ice’ for you!
  • They are kid-friendly!
  • You can wear what you want and keep your slippers on!

What attendees say…

I’m someone who finds it a bit difficult to walk up to strangers and break into conversations when I’m at physical networking meetings. The online ones are so much easier for me! We all get to introduce ourselves and then get split into small groups of 2 or 3 (breakout rooms). You don’t know who you are going to get placed with but that’s one of my favourite bits as I get to chat to people I might not have approached in person. If you are a bit nervous or get anxious with people you don’t know, then please try this! It will change your mind on online networking immediately.

Worth investing in. Not only are they uplifting, but also you can pick at so many great brains to give you clarity for your ideas.

Loving the online networking! I’ve spoken to so many interesting people and made great connections. The breakout room is inspired. Thank you!

The meet-up in the morning really energised me for the rest of the day!I love the online networking!

I love the fact that the online breakout rooms are completely random, it is part of the fun of it. Everybody is really nice so it really doesn’t matter who you end talking to. I feel more energised even just writing about it!

I like meeting inspiring people online. Great at this time to connect with real people too!

I really didn’t feel like attending the online event this morning. I nearly sent you an email to say I wasn’t coming. Things have been tough since the pandemic started. I am so glad I did. I felt so inspired and motivated after the conversations I had. Your energy and humour was so up lifting. I just wanted to let you know you made a big difference to how I felt yesterday. Thank you.

 

 

ONLINE NETWORKING WORKS!

The sessions start at just £10. There will be different costs for different formats. There is no membership fee. Anyone can join and all are welcome!

The schedule will be subject to change as things move forward. I will not be scheduling too far in advance at the moment. In-person events will definitely be back when the time allows! You can find the current schedule below.

I hope to connect with you virtually very soon!

Love

Amanda x

 

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