Why Small is Beautiful when it comes to Networking

Like many other aspects of life in lockdown, the networking world has changed considerably for small businesses. After the initial shock of realising that face to face meetings were strictly off-limits, many networkers and networking organisations laudably changed tack and took their events online, leading to a plethora of Zoom meetings and a daily dose…

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Rediscovering the power of Pottering!

Image of man pottering on clock

One of the more palatable, and indeed constructive aspects about the current lockdown is taking the opportunity to re-discover some long-standing favourite hobbies and interests. In my case, top of the long list is the pastime of ‘pottering’.  If you’re not completely sure what I’m on about here, my online dictionary gave the following synonyms: “Do nothing much, tinker about, fiddle around, do odd…

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The art of conversation – time to rediscover it?

Back in the time when we were allowed to socialise freely I was sitting in my local dance hall, just nicely recovering from a rousing cha-cha, when an elderly gentleman approached me and began describing, in very graphic detail, his recent surgery, which involved having a needle inserted into his eyeball under local anaesthetic. Being…

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