Years ago I was a regular at "Women In Business".
Who me? In a women's group?
This was an early networking group organized,
I think, by San Jose's Chamber of Commerce.
Guess why I attended?
Here's a clue:
Every month I'd join a luncheon or a mixer
meet lots of entrepreneurs and Admin Assist's.
People I'm always searching for. Are you one?
These women planned their company's holiday
parties, open houses, and business banquets.
We chatted about many things, including how
I'd bring fun and
elegance to their next festivities.
Sure enough, my band was included in many
of those celebrations.
"Women In Business" was one of my first awkward
face-to-face networking. I
t gave me
making small talk with friends.
Why am I telling you about my early networking?
Because I think you might like this strategy, too.
And perhaps you're already using it.
In recent years, many newer groups have
replaced "Women In Business". Today
my networking on groups
Special Events, especially
weddings and parties.
I've been an active member
Association of Catering and Events).
several of my best colleagues in the
chapter announced plans for their
This party is always sensational, and I wanted to
join the fun. Working with the best of the best.
I immediately offered to bring my trio to entertain
during the cocktail hour.
With many additional
volunteers teaming up,
was a fabulous
for everyone who attended.
Were you there?
I was glad to help, of course, and a number of
the evening's guests have since contacted me
to entertain at their own clients' events.
Are you noticing a pattern here? It's my favorite
tip about networking.
Here's that Tip I promised:
When you decide to network, join a few
of colleagues and potential clients.
to help everyone
everywhere you can.
the more you'll receive.
Now after collaborating all these years, my colleagues
that we create the perfect mood for celebrating.
Especially at weddings and parties. We always
customize special music to suit the occasion.