At this time of uncertainty it’s really easy to stay heads down at your desk, ploughing through all the to do items on your list. My job here at Audiences London is all about engagement and often that is easiest to make happen by meeting up and listening to people face to face. So in the engagement team we’re big fans of networking events, and we’re doing whatever we can at the moment to make sure these stay as regular features. Why do we think it’s important?
- It’s knowledge building – each person you talk to will have some information that you don’t
- New work comes from it – people bring with them ideas, partnerships and opportunities
- It’s inspiring – hearing what other people do and why will re-energise you too
- You can build trust more quickly in person – and personal introductions from people you’ve met have far greater credibility than cold calling or emailing
To give you a flavour here’s a pic of our most recent event aboard the boat the Golden Jubilee on the Thames.
Over 100 people interested in the arts and older audiences joined us for a beautiful afternoon of performance, networking and fun in an event we hosted in partnership with our friends at the wonderful Entelechy Arts and Capital Age Festival.
To find out about future networking opportunities with us sign up for free to our Community Engagement Network and we’ll keep you posted by email… or if you’re interested in partnering with us to host an event please contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
While we’re thinking about networking I just want to credit the lovely team at Create KX who sadly closed their organisation last month and who have held some of my favourite networking events in London. A big thank you to them all, we’ve loved working, socialising and collaborating with them and look forward to carrying our connections on with them at the various organisations they’re heading to where we know they’ll continue to do a fantastic job.