Essex Business Networking – It's Not Just About Finding New Business

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When entrepreneurs and businessmen first join networking groups the over-riding reason is so that they may gain new customers. However there are many other benefits that one can get from being in a business networking group.

The flip side of finding new customers is finding new suppliers, or people that can carry out specialist tasks for you. After an individual has been attending a group for some time they through the process of ‘meet’, ‘know’, ‘like’, ‘trust’ and mutually-beneficial relationships are made.

It makes more sense to give business to people you trust and that you know you will meet every week because you can be sure that they will do a good job for you.

As well as finding trusted suppliers, there is a large element of personal development involved in business networking.

One of the things that each member does at Nexus Essex Business Networking Group is a 10-minute presentation  on various aspects of their business.

Business presenting is a valuable and transferable skill that helps you grow as a person as well as helping to promote your business.

Below are some tips on succeeding with presentations – before that; if you would like to come and check out Nexus for yourself please;

If you would like to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet 25 – 30 business owners please contact us via any of the following channels and we will book you in as a Nexus Networking guest;

  • Complete the form up to the right, in the sidebar, and we will call you back
  • Call Paul Lomas on 07807 494530
  • email Paul Lomas on paul.lomas@energycentric.co.uk

Three Critical Suggestions to Succeed with Business Presentations

Whether or not you have experience with delivering business presentations, you can still gain more knowledge to help you improve. One area you should definitely look into, if you aren’t familiar with it, is copywriting. There are quite a few powerful devices to be found in copywriting.

The interesting part about this is you just have to translate those concepts into the spoken word. If your presentation will also include PowerPoint slides, you can improve them significantly. This is only one example of how you can improve your skills and make them more effective.

Most audiences are pretty bad about recalling what they listened to – but the very ending carries in their memories. So with your presentations, summarize the most important point at the end. Now you know why famous speeches build-up and the ending is what people usually remember. If you want people to act on something in particular, then include that in the end. There is a lot you can work with, but avoid cramming so much in there that it causes confusion. Help the people in attendance to better understand what’s going one and what should be remembered. You can make key points that will let them know what is about to come is essential. There are many ways of making this point but being natural and talking normally are the best. You can use your body language and gestures to also drive the point home. Don’t be too ambitious because it will simply disturb your audience and it might even interfere with the presentation. Your ultimate goal is to get people to remember the key points you were trying to make, then these suggestions can be applied quite efficiently.

The are definite benefits for doing business presentations depending on other goals you have. If you’re smart about what you say, all you really need to do is put ideas in the minds of certain people. You should never come on too strong and be obvious about selling anything that is personal about you. The best way to get people on your side is to help them get what they want. The goal of your presentation is only known to you, but at least do all the mechanical parts right and offer solid information.

Business presentations have qualities about them that you can use to your advantage. Presentations are somewhat similar to public speaking gigs, even if you’re only presenting to a few colleagues at work. Focus on communicating your message as clearly as possible and your presentation will succeed.

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