|Winner of the Business Card draw|
from EN Start-Ups being presented with his prize from
Nina Tukaj at the March networking morning
at Business Biscotti
"I have the social skills of a crushed hedgehog and the soi-disante* literary types - on the whole- leave me more frigid than a warlock's tit.
I'd sooner have buttocks sawn off , varnished and sold as matching salad bowls in a provincial gift shop than attend any metropolitan literary salon."So said author Will Self in an interview to the London Metro Nov 23rd in My London - Will Self .
( *soi-disante = self proclaimed -I confess I had to look it up !!)
Although we may not have Will Self's vocabulary, I guess some sales people can be put off by business networking meetings in much the same way. Well Mr Self probably has an agent who does the schmoozing work for him .
We don't all have that luxury, so it is another skill that a salesperson has to develop.
As conventional cold calling and even the number of face to face meetings have decreased the number of networking clubs has exploded.
Handshakes and exchanging business cards
Bruce King's blog piece for IOD on Business Card Design
Nina Tukaj welcoming members
at Gloucester Road Casino for Business Biscotti meetingDonations collected for the Marie Curie Charity