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Learn ways to network effectively, overcome the fear, and get great results!

About this Event

If everyone hates hard sells, then how does anyone get clients from networking events?
If you can’t sell what you have to offer at events, then what’s the point in going?
This presentation will look at ways to maximise your results from going to networking events.
It will also share a range of tips and techniques to help you get what you want from the events you attend.

  • Understanding what networking can do for you and your business
  • Calculating the ROI of networking vs other forms of marketing
  • How to find good groups to join and events to attend
  • What to do before going to networking events
  • What to do while you’re at the events
  • How to deal with problems while networking
  • Common “gotchas” to be aware of, and things you may fret about
  • What to do after you’ve attended an event
  • Tools that can help you network more effectively
  • Insider tips from power-networkers
  • The one thing you need to know most of all about networking!

Event Host:

Hosting the event will be Patrick Lauruol, a startup coach who supports startup founders and small business owners to set up and grow their business.
Patrick has organised over 50 networking events through his Meetup group called ‘Manchester Entrepreneurs Club’.
In addition to his direct experience running his own events, he has also helped others to develop and run theirs too.
You can find out more about Patrick through his website and LinkedIn profile, and he welcomes people to contact him.



BIPC Library Staff :

The team from the BIPC business library will also be present, and will be able to guide you through the available services and solutions offered by the library to support business growth and development.
If you have any questions about the event, or need help and advice with your business, feel free to get in touch.
BIPC helpdesk phone number: 0161 234 1990

Event Date & Time:

Thursday 27th February 2020
2:30pm – 4:30pm

Event Price:


Venue Address:

Business & IP Centre Manchester (BIPC),
2nd Floor,
Manchester Central Library,
St Peter’s Square,
M2 5PD

Arriving at the Venue:

The venue is located in St Peter’s Square, one of the main squares in Manchester city centre.
To find the venue, come to St Peter’s Square, and look for the large circular building opposite the Midland hotel.
The closest Metro station is St Peter’s Square, easily accessible from across Manchester.
If you have any trouble finding the venue, please ring the main reception team on 0161 234 1983 who will provide you more detailed directions about how you can arrive safely and easily.

Meeting Location Inside the Venue:

We’ll be meeting in the presentation space in BIPC Business Library on the 2nd floor.
Patrick and the BIPC library staff will be there to greet you when you arrive.
When you enter the main library building, ask the staff for directions to the BIPC business library and they will direct you to the right place.
We look forward to meeting you on the day!

Wheelchair Accessibility:

The venue is wheelchair accessible, and everyone is welcome.
If you need additional support, feel free to get in touch in advance and we will make arrangements as necessary.

BIPC Contact Details:


BIPC helpdesk phone number: 0161 234 1990
Main library helpdesk phone number: 0161 234 1983






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