This WIF networking event was hosted at Chartered Accountants' Hall, London on 1 December 2010.
WIF is the Finance and Management Faculty Women In Finance network.
This will be an interactive evening for the reluctant networker, hosted by Clare Concannon of Positive Experience Training. Networking can have many different objectives: maybe you are trying to market yourself, trying to resolve a specific business issue, or simply want to share experiences with a peer in a similar sector? It can also take many forms and doesn't simply have to be exchanging cards at a formal function. Clare will explore what methods best suit your needs and personality.
We will consider: alternative approaches to networking, using others to help you find key contacts, the role of online networking, overcoming emotional barriers and more. The evening will be full of tips, strategies and solutions.
Clare is the founder of Positive Experience Training. Clare started working in the hospitality industry before pursuing her passion for training in the corporate world as a training manager. She moved on to higher education as a part-time lecturer and key contact for enterprise, based at Thames Valley University - Ealing; balancing any spare time to start her own training business. Clare currently focuses her energy working as a freelance trainer and business mentor, specialising in soft skills e.g. assertiveness, team building, negotiation skills and group facilitation / mentoring.