The Inaugural Waikato Professional Women’s Networking Luncheon held at the Waipa Workingmen’s Club on Monday 24 August was a roaring success.
Many women travelled from Hamilton and some took the opportunity to network en route through carpooling.
Julie South facilitated the networking and showed attendees in a hands-on way different ways of effectively turning contacts into connections.
All attendees said they enjoyed the opportunity to meet other professional women in a relaxed environment and look forward to the next one Julie South organises.
Because not all attendees got the opportunity to meet everyone in the room, Julie South published an A-Z Guest Directory which all attendees received after the event. In addition, she offered a guarantee that all attendees would receive at least one introduction to someone they wanted to meet professionally.
Four door prizes, with a combined value in excess of $1,400, were drawn at the event.
A $500.00 voucher for legal services was provided by Nicole Carson of Carson Law. In addition a further attendee-only offer was made valid through to the end of 2015 by Carson Law.
Lynne French from Unique Skin and Body at 87 Grey Street, Hamilton East, provided a gift basket of goods and services valued in excess of $500.00.
Sonja Gardiner Nutrition provided a consultation valued at $140.00.
Yvonne Tong (the Duchess of Cambridge's Florist when she visitied Cambridge, NZ) of Twigs Florist provided a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The bouquet was self supporting as it was packaged in Twigs’ proprietary designer travel box.
Julie South shows businesses how to use LinkedIn as a sharp prospecting tool plus how to combine online social networking with real life face-to-face networking so you never have to cold call again.