3 stages of successful networking

We’re super happy with the feedback from our Women@Work ‘3 Stages of Successful Networking’ event this week. One of our lovely guests said;

“The team provided relevant and valuable knowledge, which was, of course, based on their real-life experiences. It was well organised and brilliantly chaired with a lovely snack bar and all at a remarkable value. Loved it.”

Our professional coaches gave their expert on the 3 stages of building your networking confidence:

Lubna Forzley spoke about developing your personal brand and being visible for the right reasons. We need to know why we do what we do, what our USP is , know our audience and create a brand. Lubna is a proud mum of three and MD of Stories, a boutique story-transformation consulting, which helps leaders create stories worth sharing.

Anna Roberts talked us through communicating effectively. We explored what communicating is, knowing your strengths, preparation and keeping it simple. Anna is an International TV and Radio Presenter, International Speaker and Moderator with over 10 years’ experience. Anna is an entrepreneur with a focus on public speaking and media training.

Zeta Yarwood, leading Career and Life Coach and NLP Life Coach in the Middle East, gave us her tips on successfully networking by going through the challenges and how networking is 80% Psychology and 20% Mechanics. Keep in mind the benefits of networking with increased visibility, building a support system and influencing power but, most of all, new opportunities!

“ Take being a woman out of the equation when networking, if you feel at a disadvantage, this will come across inability to effectively converse with your peers.How you perceive networking will determine how you feel about it  and how you approach it! Be confident”

The Q&A session with our panel consisted of our speakers and Mustafa Koita, a successful entrepreneur of Koita Foods, and David Mackenzie, MD of the Mackenzie Jones Middle East Group and Founder of Women@Work, and Louise Karim, MD of Women@Work.

Big thank you to our speakers, guests and the Rove Downtown for their hospitality!

For more photos, check out our post on Facebook – feel free to tag yourself in if you attended! If you’re looking to further develop your career.