This evening Small Business Victoria presented a workshop as part of the Small Business Festival. The workshop was titled, Effective Business Networking – Tips to Connect with Ease. Aimed at small business owners who have had little experience with networking, the workshop covered the why’s, how’s and what’s of networking.
While the information was relatively rudimentary, focusing on those who are more inexperienced with networking, the presentation was engaging. Throughout the workshop there was plenty of audience participation.
One aspect of the workshop that I found interesting was the opportunity for attendees to refine their pitch. I found this section of the event was a great chance to help others refine their pitch. I spoke with a number of attendees that had only just started their businesses and attended the event to gain some tips for networking. All of the people I spoke with appreciated an external viewpoint on their pitch.
The attendees for this event were all operating within small businesses, often their own, from a range of industries. There were a number of industrial design businesses, a travel agent and a couple of creative agencies present at the event.
All in all I found the event interesting despite being targeted towards those with less networking experience. I would attend events put on by Small Business Victoria again in the future.
Things to Note
- Location: Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond
- Highlight: High levels of audience engagement
- Cost: $33
- Hot Tip: Be sure to participate
- Venue: 2.5/5
- Catering: N/A
- Speakers: 4.5/5
- Networking Opportunity: 3/5