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Aim higher – how to network your way to even more senior connections

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

02 Jul 2015 Comments

When it comes to making new business contacts, there's networking, and then there's ‘networking up’ – building relationships with even more senior people. With their extensive experience, these people are a source of knowledge, greater responsibility and can act as fantastic role models. So just how do you get to mingle with the cream of the crop?

Banish awkward silences! Expert ways to kickstart a conversation

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

29 Apr 2015 Comments

When it comes to the art of great conversation, most people in the field of PR and Communications are naturals. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening and you love meeting and connecting with people. However, when it comes to starting a conversation, it can sometimes be a different story. Arriving at an event to find yourself suddenly faced with a room full of complete strangers can be a daunting prospect to even the most seemingly unflappable of talkers. How do you just walk up to someone and start talking?

Make friends with networking

Posted in: Networking

07 Apr 2014 Comments

Love it or loathe it, networking is one of the most under-rated yet effective ways to generate new business, develop mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders (including potential employers) and access a wider professional audience, than you would otherwise have access to. It’s all about making a positive impact - and its importance has never been greater.

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