When they are ‘done right’, networking events can be not only fun, but also engaging and useful for you as an individual and for you business. If you’re considering holding a networking event, but are perhaps apprehensive about the success of it, we are here to help.
It may be time consuming, but hosting a networking event can be beneficial to your business and to others. Here are our top tips for hosting a successful networking event.
Keep it simple
Simplicity is beneficial when it comes to a networking event, as it will help you stay in control. When it comes to invites, dress code, food etc - keep all of it simple. This doesn’t mean boring, but people can often spend huge amounts of money on things like invites when a simple email invite can be just as effective.
Socialise and be helpful
Well it is a networking event, after all. While your event is in full swing you need to remember to be sociable. Take time to greet everyone that attends. This way it will adds a personal touch to the day and help attendees will feel at ease. It is important to remember that people are there to
Find the Perfect Venue
Where the event is held could really make or break it. Location, appearance and size are all hugely important, which is where we come in! Manchester Hall offers a wonderfully unique and versatile venue, perfect for a networking event. We have spaces available that vary in size accommodating between 20 and 200 delegates, and for delegates who wish to stay there are rooms available in house which will be available from 2017.
Once the event is over, it is important to get feedback so that you can see where you got things right, and where you may have gone wrong. This will allow you to measure the success of the event and improve with each event and you’ll see your future networking events thrive.
Hopefully, this checklist will help you host business networking event successfully. All the rooms here at Manchester Hall come with modern facilities and are served by building-wide Wi-Fi, professional AV, ICT and PA equipment. We also offer an extensive range of catering options, and the Ground floor bar and Roof Terrace bar can be made available to use in addition to the bars located directly on the floors.
Contact us for more information.