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Authentic Creative Networking is a Creative Business Nuts & Bolts session.The one day workshop is interactive and will de-mystify the techniques and approaches that make networking a fruitful and mutually beneficial way of being, doing and creating successful business relationships. What better time to re-vision your networking strategy?During the workshop · You will analyse your current networking behaviours and find ways to network that feel right for you.· You will leave knowing you have your own creative & authentic approach to get the best out of each networking opportunity with confidence. · You will have the chance to network with the group and be supported with tips for growing your existing on and offline networks. There is space created for you to think about and refine your purpose for networking, and you will be given chances to practice and play with your skills, both old and new.The day is available to book for your group or organisation. It is co-designed and delivered by Anna B. Sexton, Director, Open To Create... with associate Alison Seddon.Open To Create...Anna B. Sexton07941 655 [email protected]

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  • Open To Create . . . Authentic Creative Networking 1 7th J u l y 2 0 1 2 The richest people in the world look for and build networks, others look for work. Robert Kiyosakiwww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . The purpose of the day . . . To de-mystify the approaches and techniques that make networking a fruitful and mutually beneficial way of being, doing and creating successful business relationships. This will even be fun!! To analyse your current networking behaviours and find ways to network that feel right for you. To give you the chance to re-define and re-frame your own creative & authentic approach to get the best out of each networking opportunity with confidence. To network with the group and be supported with tips for growing your existing on and offline networks.www.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . 9.30am Registration 12.45pm Lunch 1.45pm 10am Morning session Welcome, introductions and 1.45pm Afternoon session house keeping Status exercise Networking nightmares 10.10am Why are we here? Bespoke forum x 3 stories What is networking? from the group What gets in our way of networking? 3.10pm Break 10.30am Forum Theatre 3.30pm A real purpose for networking 11.30am Break 4pm Speed networking 11. 50am Authentic, personal 4.15pm Re-standing out the Grid connection. Networking styles Next steps a broad brush stroke. Evaluation Standing out the Grid - what can we learn from each style? 4.30pm Session endwww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . Your facilitators for the day . . . Today is being co-delivered by Anna B. Sexton, Director, Open To Create... with associate Alison Seddon. Anna B. Sexton; artist, coach, mentor and entrepreneur who offers a range of training, mentoring & coaching programmes to support artists and arts professionals to grow robust and sustainable creative businesses. Over the last 15 years she has created 2 successful sole trader businesses Open To Arts, Open To Coaching & We Love Marlborough; an arts & culture on and offline networking cooperative. Alison Seddon is an experienced and dynamic coach and facilitator, with strong communication skills and a warm, direct style. She has 12 years experience working across all corporate sectors, with deep experience in financial services, engaging with groups and individuals at all levels, whether first line managers or senior executives. www.alisonseddon.co.ukwww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . What is networking ? Our group came up with the following definitions; Communication To get clients Collaboration like minds, like energy Givers gain Promotion A business event Exchange of information Getting to know people Building relationships Intention to find opportunities Meeting people What can I offer? Assessment/evaluation Conscious soft networking Create a market place Service for servicewww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . What gets in the way of networking ? Our group came up with the following definitions; Mindset limiting beliefs / judgements Use of status or hierarchies Im not good enough Drinking I dont fit in Not feeling confident They are... higher status, better than Money to take time away from the me... business, cost to get there, join Its superficial jibber, jabber Lack of intention I cant see the purpose of it. Lack of clarity I dont know what to say... Perceived or actual power trips Time i.e. breakfast meetings why? They are not interested in connecting Unstructured set up how to navigate?www.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . What is authentic networking ? Our group came up with the following definitions; Honesty Clarity Self awareness pre, during and afterwards i.e. being in touch with yourself, others and what is happening at the event Flag it / park it. Have a clear purpose for attending Prepared Be yourself Stay true to your word i.e. follow up if you said you wouldwww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . Networking Styles Alison Seddon Hygienist Salonniere Be sure to get a drink and Get to know something something to eat- its free about the people you meet after all! Discover what common Find someone to talk to who ground you have with the also thinks this is a waste of other guests time Try and put people at ease Mentally award points to the by playing the host most shameless schmoozer Wallflower Butterfly/Butterfly Stand on the edge of Collector conversations and eavesdrop Talk to everyone, even if If someone engages you in just for a few seconds conversation, ask them Strive to be interesting some polite questions Make sure you swap Be careful not to sound too numbers with as many arrogant people as possiblewww.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . What do I want to take from each style? What can I bear in mind when My new networking purpose is . . . networking with different styles? Hygienist Salonniere Who am I? What are my authentic qualities? Wallflower Butterfly 1. 2. Who am I going to keep in What have I learnt today? 3. touch with and how? 4. So what now? 5. And now what?www.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . Key tips for preparing to network Our groups top tips Know your audience check before What networking styles will be most hand who is going, what is the context? appropriate given the people you are Where is the event? meeting? What is the culture/s of the group? What does the person you are The host organisation? networking with want & need? Have tools ready i.e. business cards, a How can you be of service? note book and/or smart phone to record Dont drink events, photograph people What you wear? Personal check in pre and during the Knowing when to leave event i.e. how are your energy levels?www.opentocreate.com Open To Create... 2012
  • Open To Create . . . Feed back from the day . . . A well structured, useful day. Clear I loved watching the role play & instructions, much fun was had. I was totally making suggestions. Good addressing engaged. I left feeling inspired. of my requested sidling issues. Claire Jackson; artist, paint sales manager Jenny Jones; visual artist, writer Hearing where others also get st

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