Is Networking working? Of course it is .....

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 06 Jul, 2017

The Islington Chamber of Commerce BBQ Summer Party


We all know the power of social connectedness: the breadth and quality of our work relationships has a positive impact on health, both physically and psychologically, has impact on our personal outcomes and achievements,  and on the organisation's performance. There are many different ways to develop a career and/or business but one way which is frequently overlooked is networking. 

When networking with purpose and connecting to people/businesses that you can learn from and you can add value to and them to you, joining industry groups, attending conferences and participating in forums, you can both find people to connect with and that can connect you to others in the industry and dramatically develop your business.

If you are in London, the Islington Chamber of Commerce Summer Party ( 12th July at The Vineyard) is a perfect vehicle to connect with like-minded people, develop connections and relationships whilst enjoying a fun evening of BBQ style food, drinks.

Whether you’re a member of Islington Chamber, want to make new connections, are interested in what they can do for your business, or just want to have a great evening, don’t pass up on the event of the year! ( ok , i'm the Vice Chair at the Chamber so I have a bit of a poetic licence here).

Early bird offers are available now but only for a few more days! Members & non-members have the opportunity to grab an Early bird price so be sure to grab your tickets ASAP. Click below for details.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islington-chamber-summer-bbq-party-tickets-35345320806

One important thing to remember about networking though: you don't just network when you are desperate for business, you plant the seeds in good times and keep in touch. It is all about developing relationships in the long(er) term - join your local Chamber of Commerce and see your business and/or career flourish.


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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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