[dropcap]I[/dropcap] went to my first live networking event today, and I am so glad that I did. It was a really good event and I loved meeting other people on an entrepreneurial journey, who had positive things to say and did not make you feel intimidated, even though I seemed to be one of only two people who were brand new. Why would you go to a networking event? My answer is that you don’t know what you are going to get, ( at least apart from meeting people and swapping ideas) but at the very least you will learn a thing or two.
My takeaways from todays event at Fabulous Women and Marvellous Men were in no particular order:
- The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest. Maybe a lady of my experience should’ve known this, but I did not. The moving speech by the owner of FWaFM ( sorry had to shorten it) made me realise that I would not know what to do if a person next to me was having a heart attack. It’s now a personal goal to learn this.
- A way of looking at optimism compared to positivity. Whereas remaining positive in a negative situation is ok in fact its good, being optimistic is better, because that’s a realisation the negative situation is only temporary and one is hopeful that it can be turned around. Its forward looking. Its about the language.
- Its good to talk: through talking and listening I learnt that several of us had the same or similar issues at the beginning of our journey.
- I knew this, but it was really good to have it confirmed, you can be yourself! This has made me think that I may need to reconsider how I use my twitter handle.
- That you you can publish articles on LinkedIn, of this I had no idea.
- That one really should look before they leap, I did not know there are groups where you are pressured to bring in business. hmm Thanks be to God for FWaFM read the small print people
- I had a really good time and I really liked the people I met there, I may have said this already, but to know me, is to know that is very important to me.
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