Does the thought of networking make you want to run away screaming? Do you dread the networking part of a conference or event?
If so, Charlie Whyman has got 5 tips to help make networking easier and reduce any stress or anxiety you might be feeling.
As much as we try to avoid networking or don’t enjoy it, we know it’s an important part of building our professional identity and commercial relationships.
If you want to get ahead in your career or start and build commercial relationships to help your business increase sales then networking is a key activity that will help you do this.
Charlie was thrown in at the deep end of networking at 9 years old when they were roped in to help my Dad at the launch of a Ford Fiesta at his dealership, so she has tried lots of things over the last *nearly* 30 years to make things easier, less stressful and also to help her get more out of the activity. She hopes these tips will help you with your efforts.
Key Takeaways from Charlie Whyman:
- 5 tips to help you be more successful with your networking efforts
- Reduce the anxiety that a lot of people face when it comes to networking
- Ideas on how to build and strengthen commercial relationships
Charlie Whyman is a commercial problem solver, trainer and coach. Charlie specialises in working with engineers in business to help them get more sales from their marketing efforts and increase profits. She does this by working with teams and individuals to give them the confidence and capability to increase performance and thrive.
Charlie is the creator of the OTTER Framework™ – a simple 5-step marketing planning tool and Clear the AIR™, a coaching tool that reduces overwhelm and helps you get unstuck and moving forwards.
An engineer by background, Charlie discovered she had a talent for sales and marketing when offering her home-grown Sardinian olive oil on a Yorkshire market stall, selling lasers down one of the world’s deepest mines and moving rapidly from marketing assistant to Global Head of Sales and Marketing for a major player in the Geospatial sector.
Charlie is also an avid adventurer, cyclist and F1 fan.