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July's newsletter with a networking tip.

Posted on 25/07/2017

Welcome

The schools might have broken up and your thoughts, or indeed actions, might  have turned to holidays but that doesn't mean that business should stop. Our business networking meetings continue throughout August and we are usually happy to welcome well behaved children if childcare is an issue (please check with the Group Leader that there are no restrictions imposed by the venue, you'll find the leader's contact details on the relevant meetings page of our website). We don't charge for children attending but please cover any additional costs for their refreshments.

Continuing to network throughout the summer can give you a competitive advantage if others in your field take the summer off. You may find that there are fewer people attending a meeting in which case you'll have the chance for more in depth conversations with those there. However we sometimes find that numbers increase because many other networking organisations don't meet in August so you'll get to meet new people. In either case you win.

If you are planning to attend a meeting it is really helpful if you can book in via the website, click on the link below for the meeting you wish to attend. Booking means that the Group Leader can give the venue an accurate idea of numbers and can get in touch with you if necessary.
 

We're heading North!

I'm delighted to tell you that we're opening a new group in Lincoln on September 12th. The meeting will be held at the Horse and Jockey, Waddington. We'll share more details next month but if you are in the area or know anyone in business there please share the news. We're planning for this to be the first of a few groups in the area.
 

Networking tip

This month our tip is about generating interest in your product or service. Read it below.

If you'd like to find out about the Fabulous Women and Marvellous Men difference the best way is to visit a meeting. We allow visitors to attend two meetings without being required to join but if you've attended twice in the distant past we're happy for you to come again and take another look. If you've got any questions about us or our meetings do feel free to call me on the number below,

Stay fabulous



07768 197507
 
jane@fabulous-women.co.uk
 

 

Meetings

For a full list of meetings and further information please visit www.fabulous-women.co.uk
 
Group Meeting date Venue Booking link
Woking 1st August
10-12
Sands at Bleak House, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5NL http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2346
Battersea 2nd August
10-12
All Bar One, 32 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 1NZ
 
http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2661
Wimbledon 3rd August
10-12
The Fox and Grapes, 9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4UN http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2388
Camberley 3rd August
10-12
The Crabtree, 220 Fimley Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2QJ http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2543
Ealing 4th August
10-12
DoubleTree by Hilton London-Ealing, 2-8 Hanger Lane, Ealing Common, London W5 3HN http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2531
 
Farnham 8th August
9.30-11.30
The Fox 21 Frensham Road Lower Bourne Farnham GU10 3PH http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2616
Richmond 9th August
10-12
Lass o' Richmond Hill, 8 Queens Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6JJ http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2449
Winchester 10th August
9.30-11.30
The Running Horse, Main Road, Littleton, Hampshire SO22 6QS http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2376
Reigate 10th August
9.30-11.30
Hartsfield Manor, Sandy Lane, Betchworth, Surrey, RH3 7AA http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2424
Fulham 10th August
10-12
The Malt House
Vanston Place Fulham Broadway SW6 1AY
http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2520
 
Walton and Weybridge 11th August
9.30-11.30
The Oatlands Chaser, 25 Oatlands Chase, Walton, KT13 9RW http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2368
Guildford 15th August
10-12
Clandon Wood Natural Burial, Epsom Road, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey,  GU4 7FN http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2356
Portsmouth 16th August
10-12
Cams Mill, Cams Hall Estate, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8AA http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2459
City 16th August
10-12
The Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD
 
http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2646
Kingston 17th August
10-12
The Brook Kingston Lodge Hotel, 94 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7NP http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2494
Milton Keynes 17th August
 9.30-11.30
Novotel, Saxon Street, Heelands, Milton Keynes, MK13 7RA http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2577
Ascot & Virginia Water 17th August
10-12
The Belvedere Arms, London Road, Sunninghill, Berkshire, SL5 7SB http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2612
Kings Cross 18th August
10-12
Drake and Morgan, 6 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2494
Teddington 18th August
10-12
The Anglers, 3 Broom Road, Teddington, TW11 9NR http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2471
Esher/Oxshott 24th August
9.30-11.30
The Bear, Leatherhead Road, Oxshott, KT22 0JE http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2332
Chiswick 25th August
10-12
Cote Brasserie, 50-54 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 1QP http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2567
Southampton 25th August
10-12
The Navigator 286 Bridge Road, Lower Swanwick Southampton SO31 7EB http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2438
Sutton 29th August
10-12
Plough Harvester, 224 Sutton Common Road, Sutton, SM3 9PW http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2416
Mayfair 30th August
10-12
The Admiralty, 66 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2487
Sunbury 30th August
10-12
Sorry we are unable to confirm the venue at this point. Please check the website for an update. http://fabulous-women.co.uk/event/detail_2675
 
 

Networking tip: Why should I care?

 
Your audience will quickly switch off if they can't see why they should be interested in what you are promoting. Getting their interest is probably the most important goal for your one minute pitch. But how do you do this?

One of the best ways to generate interest is to talk about the results that you achieve for your clients. If you can demonstrate these visually it can really help to get people to sit up and listen. We have some photographers who do this very successfully and some of our designer makers show us samples of their work with similar success. How do you do this if your business is less visual?

Could you show some before and after pictures? Again easier if you are in the styling, beauty or de-cluttering business but a bit of creative thinking can make this work for other businesses. For example, a graph showing an improvement in your client's results could work for coaches and consultants. Perhaps you could have a picture representing how your ideal client feels before working with you to compare with one that shows how they feel following your input.

There is a saying that a picture paints 1000 words. You can't deliver 1000 words in a one minute pitch so how much more effective could a picture be in gaining your audience's interest?

(Please don't pass your samples or pictures round during the one minute round though as it is discourteous to the next speakers who deserve their opportunity to be listened to. Instead invite people to take a look in the break.)

Back Author : Glenda Shawley

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