On Tuesday The Carrot Patch played host to another great event- The Power of Networking Success. Our speaker, Ms Christine Sim- CEO and Founder of The Entre Club Pte Ltd; conducted an extremely informative workshop on her approach to networking, one refined over years of practical experience.
The workshop began with a brief introduction from each participant, breaking the ice and allowing an avenue for communication. All that were present were no longer in the company of strangers, but rather surrounded by potential friends and business associates. This was a recurring theme throughout the process of the workshop; that networking was ultimately about forging relationships. Christine went on to describe her own experiences with networking, and the valuable lessons that could be gleaned from them. They ranged from something as simple as etiquette in the exchanging of namecards to more complex ideas such as creating a personal brand.
The session was interspersed with role-play and situational improvisations, providing a tangible reference for Christine’s pearls of wisdom. The relatively small size of the audience created an intimate and comfortable environment, where all were encouraged to share their own personal experiences and goals. Several experienced guests stepped forward to share personal anecdotes about networking, enriching the session with their unique perspectives.
We were so engrossed in the event that we had unknowingly overrun our time significantly, only to be reminded by our grumbling stomachs. As we enjoyed the wide spread of catered delights our guests were given the opportunity to experience our coworking space for themselves, leaving them impressed with what The Carrot Patch had to offer. As we enjoyed our lunch in the communal dining area the participants of the workshop got the chance to put their newfound networking skills to the test. It was an enriching experience for all attendees, stay tuned to The Carrot Patch for more events in the future.