Professional speaker and best-selling author Stefan Thomas entertained as the keynote speaker at the launch of a new Cotswold Networking Group in Cheltenham last week.
Stefan, who lives in Oxfordshire, is the author of the best-selling book Business Networking for Dummies and he is a professional speaker having spoken for companies including BT, Lloyds Bank and Utility Warehouse, to name a few.
He talked about the ‘real’ way to network, build a business and gain sales at the event which attracted an audience of 120 to the Nook On Five.
“It was humbling to be asked to be the keynote speaker at this inaugural event and to share some of my experiences when it comes to networking and speaking in public. I wanted to remind everyone in the room that every big opportunity starts with a little conversation – and the networking event is only the start of the conversation. People often try too hard to fit everything in the first time they meet someone, rather than give the relationship the opportunity to develop over time.”
The launch kicked off a series of monthly networking meetups where members create contacts and build relationships with other business professionals. Cotswold Networking has established groups in Cirencester and Malmesbury – the Cheltenham group is the third to launch.
Stefan wowed Angela, co-founder of Cotswold Networking who said:
“He was THE most amazing speaker I could have asked for. His presentation was so entertaining, so relevant and on point, perfect for a room full of business professionals! He smashed it and he will leave a lasting impression on everyone’s minds.”
Stefan delivered advice about networking and the attendees were so impressed that he will be returning in the future to run bespoke workshops with group members.
To find out more about Stefan Thomas visit https://www.stefanthomas.biz