Seven Things: Networking & Fun

As mentioned in this week's MFM post, I attended a lovely networking event last Saturday. I personally enjoy getting out there and meeting new people to work or connect with. Caitlyn de Beer arranged the get together. There were several creative ladies I did know, but several I hadn't met yet, so the mix was varied which always makes things more interesting. Caitlyn was a graceful hostess and treated us to an inspired morning which gave me much needed fuel  for my working weekend. People often ask me if I'm a life coach to which I reply no, as I'm more of a business coach / consultant specialising in creative fields, whereas Caitlyn focuses on the actual life side. We both agree there are overlaps in our work, but we also agree that there is plenty to go around and that there is a greater reward in synergy rather than, imagined competition. Let's chat further about Seven Things I enjoyed on the day...

1 > Feeling Inspired: I'm usually the one running workshops so I don't often get to sit back and enjoy information sharing by someone else. Caitlyn prepped work booklets for us and went through them to get us in tune with ourselves and our businesses. I loved the pastel hues and useful info within.

2 > Pink: You know by now I love pink and it seems so does Caitlyn. I gifted her one of my branded notebooks to say thanks for the day and look how nicely the packaging matched her stationery and phone. 

3 > A Graceful Hostess: We all like to feel welcome - especially when we don't know everyone. It was great to have hostess who took the time to allow everyone to feel included regardless of the level or size of their business.

4 > Breakfast: The yummy snacks both healthy and not so healthy were delicious. I enjoyed a piece of red velvet cake because I had already had breakie. Even if I hadn't I would still have had cake... ha ha (breakfast of champs).

5 > Beautiful Flowers: Cheerful blooms add to any event and these brightened the day even further.

6 > Networking: The reason for the little event - I enjoyed browsing through everyone's cards and learning more about what they do.

7 > A Chance to Share: I took the opportunity to package up some business cards to handout. I love packaging goodies up (obviously) and it adds a little something extra.

I hope your week is going really well so far! Almost weekend time.

13 comments :

  1. Thanks for this lovely post Nadia!! And I so agree in terms of the reward in synergy rather than competition. Our target market overlaps but what we offer our client differs and we get celebrate that!! Love your blogging style & gorgeous pics, xx

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  2. This event looked awesome, thanks for sharing friend x

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  3. Theresa Welgemoed5/29/2014

    Oh lovely! So jealous that I could not have attended. x

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  4. sourapple5/30/2014

    Nadia dear, can i ask one thing about snail mail? Do you directly sent your decorated letter(and envelope), or do you put on an extra plain envelope to put your decorated letter(and envelope) in? Because somehow it worries me if i directly sent those letters without any protection :(

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  5. Bisous Natasha5/31/2014

    Networking is the way to go. I prefer to meet people face to face and talk with them in person rather than just sending an email.

    http://www.bisousnatasha.com

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  6. Hi Nadia,
    I tries contacting you via the email on your contact me page, and it doesn't work. Any alternative ways I can contact you?

    Warm regards,
    Imka

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  7. What a wonderful event, I'm sure it was a great event. Caitlin is a very inspiring young lady <3 x

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  8. Thanks for your comment Caitlyn! Only a pleasure about the post. Absolutely - celebrating is the best way to do it! :-) x

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  9. Would have been lovely to have had you there! x

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  10. Hi - thanks for your comment. I wrote a nice post about it and how I send my items - http://bit.ly/1jHle0F / towards the end I chat about the envelope & what I do. Hope that helps. x

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  11. Hi - you can email me on hello(at)nadiavdmescht.co.za which should work. Thanks. x

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  12. Thanks for your sweet comment! It was lovely. x

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  13. Thanks for your comment! I agree - it's much nicer.
    Your blog is great - thanks for sharing your link! x

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