Well, today was the day when I went along to my first networking event. what’s the worst that could happen? I could go, have a decent lunch and come back home!
As it happened, I really enjoyed my two hours with a lovely, lively, inspiring group of women. The meeting was quite controlled (in a good way) with all objectives acheived. Then the desert and coffee time becomes a free for all (a polite one) where you take a wander and chat to everyone and anyone. What I liked, is that people really seem to be there to help you. Lots of people talked to me with loads of ideas for me, and contacts they could make on my behalf (even TV!)
I’ve come away feeling slightly guilty that maybe I didn’t help other people enough. I’m thinking I might join so I’m going to have to try harder next time.