Creative Capital: Networking made easy…

Claudie and Tamara from Edge Thinking hosted a workshop on networking at The Hospital. Their top tips for networking were:

  • Be authentic
  • Be curious and a good listener
  • Be passionate about what you do and being able to express that passion clearly (What are you passionate about? Where does this passion come from?)
  • Spot opportunities to help and be helped (don’t be afraid to ask someone if they can introduce you to someone who can help)
  • Connect people (connect people that you know, whom you think may make a great match)
  • Pre-event visualisation of what you wanted to achieve, kind of like what professional skiers do before going down a slalom run
  • Be aware that networking can have a long payback time or by a circuitous route (karma doesn’t move in a straight line)
  • Be sure to follow-up, even if you have left it too late, apologise and follow-up anyway

Useful questions to have:

What are you most proud of?

Who would be useful for you to meet/ connect with?