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No SPAM thanks - we're all grown-ups here!

We're a friendly bunch here on Networking in Surrey - but we don't welcome SPAMMERS!

Some of our Members received a message from a newly posted Profile that was clearly SPAM, and thankfully let me know straight away. First, here's what the message looked like:

Clearly drivel - but also a waste of every body's time, including the SPAMMER…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 14, 2022 at 17:56 — No Comments

What's on Networking in Surrey this week...

HAPPY NEW NORMAL!

Yet again we start a New Year in a state of flux, unsure of how things are going to pan out.

Some industries and sectors are under severe pressure and have seen their markets decimated. This will doubtless have…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 8, 2022 at 10:58 — No Comments

FREE LinkedIn Tip #26 - Adding a photo,graphic or video to a Post...

LEARN2LOVE LinkedIn - Today's FREE Tip from Keith...

Sharing valuable content on LinkedIn is a great way to help others and demonstrate your expertise - a win-win way to get yourself noticed and respected by your networking connections.

HOW TO ADD A VISUAL - Photo, Graphic or Video - to your LinkedIn Post:

  1. Go to your Home Page on LinkedIn and at the top you'll see 'Start a post'.  I…
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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on July 29, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

It's a No-o-o Brainer... LinkedIn4Networkers!

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST, NEVER-ENDING, FREE NETWORKING EVENT!

Networking event Organisers get very excited about attendee numbers - ‘Great meeting – 45 in the room today!’ (45 Elevator Pitches? NO THANKS!)

They’ll NEVER match the 700 MILLION at the Global LinkedIn Meeting, running 24/7/365 -and

EVERYBODY’S THERE ...

‘Transactional Networkers’ complain they never meet ‘senior corporate decision-makers’ out…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 30, 2021 at 12:04 — No Comments

Happy New Normal! My Predictions for Networking in 2021...

My last What's On Bulletin of 2020...Signing off for 2020 – and looking forward to an exciting New Year ahead in Networkland... 

First, I wish all you lovely 2,300+…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on December 23, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

Has your LinkedIn Profile Frozen to Death?

IS YOUR PROFILE ‘FROZEN IN TIME’?

When did you last update your LinkedIn Profile? (Please don’t say ‘ages ago’ – or ‘no idea’!)

A LINKED IN PROFILE IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS...

It’s for LIFE! Your Profile - ‘the website of…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on August 26, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

Hats off to LinkedIn for the New Name Pronunciation Feature...

HATS OFF TO LINKEDIN...

...for the NEW ‘Name Pronunciation’ feature – BUT it may clash with another NEW feature (for the solution, read on)...

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...

...would smell as sweet (Romeo & Juliet Act II Scene 2) but getting somebody's name wrong rarely smells…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on August 14, 2020 at 19:00 — No Comments

How to be a Whizz @ Zoom!

Omni Local's John Gower has created this helpful Guide to using the Zoom virtual meeting platform, and asked me to share it with you... enjoy!

Please CLICK HERE to download it…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 9, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

LinkedIn making Online Courses on Working from Home FREE!

"In the coming days, we will make 16 LinkedIn Learning courses available for free including tips on how to: stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans, Cisco Webex and Zoom), and…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 4, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

Face-to face Networking Moves Online...

For over 10 years Networking in Surrey (NiS) has provided a free resource helping local business people to optimise their networking activities.

We now have more than 2,300 Members, and listed over 100 face-to-face meetings around the county each month - until now!

Now meetings are moving…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on March 23, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

What’s the latest 'big deal' with LinkedIn?

What’s the big deal with LinkedIn this time?

Well, as we speak LinkedIn is undergoing another big makeover - remember how radically it changed when Microsoft bought it for $26 billion? (Now that was a big…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Making an Exhibition of Yourself!

As a solo-preneur, I don't take a stand at Exhibitions and Expos, preferring to make an exhibition of myself as I wander round my captive audience of Exhibitors and engage in passing conversations with other Visitors. Being static on a stand would cramp my style - but I can see how they work well for other businesses, provided they do it right.…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 17, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Always go 'own label' - make a badge and take it to every networking event...

One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events...

If you have a badge, you are always prepared for meetings where the organiser either doesn't issue badges, or just hasn't got one for…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Don't play Snakes and Ladders on Facebook

Here's a great blog post by NiS Member and Social Marketing Queen Veronica Pullen on the perils of Facebookk like ladders... you can read the original post here on Veronica's Blog

Why Participating in Like Ladders is Hurting Your Business!

February 15, 2016 By …

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on February 17, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

FSB Surrey Business Awards Results

A company of private investigators who offer to find out who people’s partners are taking to the office Christmas party have won the overall prize at the FSB Surrey Business Awards.

NiS Member Nigel Parsons’ Answers Investigation, in Dunsfold, were named overall winners at the Grand Final held at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands on Wednesday (November 18).…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on November 23, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

Always go 'own label' - make a badge and take it to every networking event...

One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events.

I have several versions of mine, depending on which of my businesses I am representing on the day!  You can make a badge to print off on your inkjet and slip it into one of those plastic badge holders we get at events. I have some magnetic badges (as supplied by 4networking etc) which I put into the back of the plastic holder.

Here's one I made…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on September 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Business Biscotti no longer 'FREE for all' (deadline 31 Jan)!

From 31 January 2015, Business Biscotti, the network that made free networking avaiable across many counties in the South East (and some beyond!) will become a paid membership organisation...

There will be serious fallout from this change and we predict that lots of Biscotti Groups will see a falling off in numbers attending - some…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 9, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

NAFTA AWards - top UK PR Bloopers of 2014...

This article by Paul Nathanson is a great little reminder of how easy it is to lose your reputation (and customers!) through PR blunders...  

Time to take stock of the worst PR gaffes in 2014 and announce the naffTA Awards from PNPR. So, who showed the greatest skill in torpedoing their reputation?



Health

Shame on you, supermarkets! Through your poxy poultry you could fill Wembley…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 8, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Facebook Is Changing The Rules — Again

If you use Facebook for business, it's well worth checking out this blog article on the b2c website by Amanda Clark...

Small business owners, do you have your Facebook marketing down to a science? Do you routinely post promotional content that generates significant visibility—and website referral traffic? If so, then that’s something to be proud of, but also…

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Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on January 4, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

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