There are many benefits to attending a premium B2B networking event.
From a great gourmet experience to being exposed to truly insightful business content.
And then, of course, there’s the networking itself.
Depending on your workload, seniority or schedule it can be difficult to get much time with your peers.
Networking events, especially well-run ones, can be the perfect opportunity for you to meet your peers, benchmark strategies, learn industry news and even make some friends.
Whether or not it’s your main reason for attending a particular event, the opportunity to find new connections is not to be passed up. But what steps you should be following to ensure networking success?
We’ve pulled together quotes and tips from a rather inspirational group, from authors to entrepreneurs, for you to follow and maybe even share at your next event:
For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been inspiring and improving business and individual performance around the world. His most famous book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’, is one of the best-selling self-help books of all time.
Author, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde was well known for his brilliant wit and flamboyant style. His acclaimed works include The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Christine Comaford is a businesswoman, author and serial entrepreneur. She has been a board-member for more than 36 startups and has invested in over 200 companies.
American industrialist John Rockefeller is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time. In addition to being an oil industry business magnate, Rockefeller was also a philanthropist and funded and founded multiple universities.
Earl Gilbert Graves Sr. is an American entrepreneur, publisher and philanthropist. Known for founding Black Enterprise Magazine, amongst his many achievements, Graves has been named one of the ten most outstanding minority businessmen in the country by the President of the United States.
Motivational speaker, consultant and author Bob Burg has spoken internationally to Fortune 500 companies, associations and individuals on topics related to business networking and positive persuasion.
Beth Ramsay has worked for over a decade to help entrepreneurs achieve their highest level of success.
Founder of analytical psychology Carl Jung has influenced not only psychiatry but also anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.
Popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye has been appearing in the media as a science educator since the late eighties. Beginning his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing, he has continued to be an advocate for science.
Ivan Misner has been called the “Father and Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by entrepreneur magazine.
Getting the most out of an opportunity to network requires you to have an open and inquisitive approach but it also requires you to have a good time. Ensure you find the right networking event for you, one where you can mix business with pleasure.
Chief Wine Officer guests are always the best judges of what makes a good B2B networking event. So view the events calendar, book your place, and find out if you agree with the above.
“Wine is one of the most civilised things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” Ernest Hemingway