Once you start blogging it sort of takes over your life and before you know it you start to dream about what you are going to write next...Hence the reason I don't do it as much as I used to. I still love writing and talking but of course, you know that however my real passion in life is recruitment. I can't seem to get away from it and when I finally think I have found the magic ingredient for yet another fantastic business idea, up pops a really great assignment just to tease me back into the fold.
About 7 months ago, I took the brave step into networking and I say brave, as I am not that great at entering rooms full of complete strangers ( hard for some of you to believe that about me I know) however, I felt the fear and I did it anyway! luckily for me I was invited to an introduction meeting at The BNI Chapter for Wells, which is about 20 mins from where I live. The dark thirty start was a bit of a shock but after a nice big breakfast and few cups of coffee I eventually took the whole thing in my stride. Well, that was until I had to do my one minute pitch on what I do...oops I didn't know I had to prepare something, I was so nervous I didn't read all the information I was given !!
So what exactly do I do?...mmm....well....mmmm....Headhunting, Career Coaching, Interview Skills Coaching, Recruitment, HR, Profiling and of course I now co-own an online magazine, oh and I forgot to mention "Cooking With Emma" !! Try putting that lot succinctly into a one minute pitch without confusing the audience. Focus woman, focus, as you won't get many referrals if you keep this up.
Luckily the audience could see I was a little perplexed and didn't ask me to go first so I had the benefit of about 20 mins in which to scribble something down in time for my slot.
I now love networking locally and have benefited from it hugely, I have met some of the most generous hearted and kind natured people in the South West. I have passed over £17,000 worth of leads that have closed and from the 17th of July I launch my own networking club just to add to the mix of everything else that I do.
So I am now recruiting new members for Women Mean Biz for The Bath Group...see I can't get away from it ??
So if any of you out there are in the slightest bit concerned about networking or how to get going then please don't hesitate to drop me a line and of course if you fancy coming along to my launch then please click on the link below.
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