Meeting update: 4 July

A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Frank Keeffe from The Gasworks Cheshire, Jamie Barr from Seven52 Web Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics Ltd and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.

The Education Slot

The education slot this week was delivered by Ian Griffiths and was all about Givers Gain. Wanting to help others that help you. We want givers in our chapter as these are the people who will make it a success. The more we give, the more we will gain.

Notabale Networker: July

The Notable Networker for July goes to two members as both of them have been outstanding during the last few months. Congratulations to James Wilkinson and Simon Raeburn as joint Notable Networkers.

James Wilkinson and Angela Highton on behalf of Simon Raeburn receiving their
certificate from Janet Munelley

60 second cup

The 60 second cup winner this week was Steve Butler from Telecom Solu7ions.

10 minute presentation: Sharon Charteress

This weeks 10 minutes presentation was by Sharon Charteress from Mood Design Solutions. Sharon talked to us about using LinkedIn effectively to generate new business leads.

Sharon also covered the 3 most common mistakes that people make:

  • Starting with a sales pitch
  • Not following up after a new connection is made
  • Not taking the communication offline

Her 5 points to successfully generate leads:

  • Target a connection
  • Send a personalised request
  • Engage with the further
  • Build your relationship
  • Move the conversation offline

Her top tips include, start with your existing connections and reintroduce yourself. Comment on their posts, join in discussions and recommend them whenever possible.

Once you have reconnected with your existing connections, then sort through your connections contacts! Find some commonality and start a conversation or even better, ask your mutual contact for an introduction.

Your goal should be to move your conversation off line and to do this you will need to have a good reason and how it will benefit your contact, that way you will be far more successful in your efforts.

If you would like some help to develop your LinkedIn profile you can get in touch with Sharon through her website www.mood-design.co.uk.

Our figures

This week our members have passed the following:
Invoiced business: £8760
1-2-1 meetings: 10
Visitors: 2
Referrals: 8