The next event will be on Friday 29th 10am-midday
Venue: Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square B3 3DQ (map)
Cost: FREE! There’s no registration. Just come along and meet some like-minded people and businesses with a passion for social media.
Dates for your diary!
Last Friday Of Every Month 10am-midday
- 31st Jan
- 28th Feb
- 28th March
- 25th April
- 30th May
- 27th June
- 25th July
- 29th Aug
- 26th Sept
- 31st Oct
- 29th Nov
Become a BSMC sponsor in 2014!
What’s included in your sponsorship?
Your name will be included in our communications for that month (email newsletter, twitter, facebook, blog and sponsorship page, plus some organic promotion across Karen Strunks’ network & newsletter) and you will have a short slot at the event to introduce yourself and your organisation. It’s costs £250 to sponsor an event. Please email: email@example.com Many thanks to all our previous sponsors!
7 Steps To Networking Your Way To Personal & Business Success In 2014!
Friday 31st Jan 1:30pm-4pm £45
No matter what you do, whether you are building your own business, or you work for a company, it’s your network that is going to help get you from where you are to where you want to be. You never know when you might change careers, or change the path you are on to go and do something different.
When we try and go it alone, we make the journey so much harder. Plus, we limit ourselves and our success, and who wants to do that?!
If you are a networking novice, or an old-hand I’m going to show you how to build your network naturally and authentically PLUS it’s going to feel like fun! You won’t even know you ARE networking whilst you are building a genuine and STRONG network.
When people hire you or buy your services and what you offer, 90% of that is down to people knowing you and liking you and trusting you.
Learn how to increase your chances of success with my top tips from my experience and what I have seen and learnt over the years. Your skills and knowledge will take you so far. It’s your personal network that will take you the rest of the way.
Here’s what you will learn in this half-day course:
Step 1. The single biggest mistake nearly everyone makes when it comes to building their personal and professional networks
Step 2. How to create a plan of action to help support your goals before, during and after events
Step 3. How to increase your odds of getting more YESES to your requests and learn who to connect with to get the best results
Step 4. How to get organised, stay organised and how to ditch that pile of business cards in your desk draw! Plus I’ll give you my personal, and free, system for managing those cards and keeping in touch.
Step 5. Ettiqette and how-tos; practical advice to make your time spent networking more fun and less stressful.
Step 6. Developing a networking backbone. This backbone is what will support you and give you a bolster and sometimes a lifeline you can always rely on
Step 7. Creating a plan for business and personal networking success in 2014 so you don’t stay stuck in the same place and you keep moving towards your goals
This training is for you if:
- you are ready to set yourself up for success in 2014
- you are going to networking events but not getting the results you want
- you know you should be networking but you just haven’t had time to figure it all out yourself
- you are serious about building a strong and powerful network that will support you not only in 2014 but for life!
- you are just starting out and you want short-cuts that you can implement straight-away
Become a BSMC newsletter member! Register Here
Have you been before? If you’ve come along before then you’ll know that you’ll find a group of interesting people working in lots of different areas, all using (or looking to use) social media in what they do, whether that’s for promoting, collaborating or creating things online!
Are you new? If you’ve not come along before then you might like to know that it’s a very informal, friendly and chatty gathering – we try to make new folks feel as welcome as possible. Just come along, grab a drink and join the rest of us for a chat. If you don’t know anybody there, just come and say Hi to event organiser Karen Strunks who will introduce you to other attendees.
You can also find the Birmingham Social Media Cafe on Twitter, and Facebook where you can connect with over 600 BSMC members. If you are a twitter user, the hash tag is #bsmc. Spread the word and tell your friends!