How to Nail Networking Once and for All

Novotel Ipswich Gainsborough Suite 2-4
Thursday, 25 April 2019
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Sophie Edmond, Confidence Coach and founder of Show Up To Shine in Business

Networking is a core business skill, yet few of us have ever consciously thought about it, let alone prepare for it. We only have a few seconds to make an impression and doing it confidently will contribute towards making networking a good and useful experience.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will have knowledge of how to network effectively to make connections and build relationships. There will also be an opportunity for you to craft and practice your response to, ‘tell me what you do’ or ‘what’s your role or business’.

Join us for this interactive session followed by a relaxed get-together with food, beer and wine.

Light Refreshments will be available from 5:30pm with the session starting at 6pm until 7pm followed by food and drink until 8pm


Sophie Edmond is a Confidence Coach and founder of Show Up To Shine in Business.

Sophie has over thirty years’ experience in business and for the last twenty years has been training and coaching in a variety of subjects including communication and presentation skills and management development. She has worked with different organisations from SMEs to global across a wide variety of sectors and has trained over one thousand people in her career.

In 2011, she completed a part time Masters’ degree in Human Resources Management, whilst holding down a full-time job, managing three children and a shift working husband. Having left full time education aged 17 with a handful of O levels this proved to be quite a challenge and her tenacity and resilience got her through it.

Sophie has been featured in The Scotsman, HR Magazine and The East Anglian Daily Times and on local radio-SFM and Beverley FM. She has also spoken at Ladies in Property Suffolk (LiPS) and at local professional services networking events. She is a member of The Professional Speaking Association and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Sophie lives in Suffolk with her husband, two teenage sons and her daughter is at university. She loves country walks and entertaining and is a governor of two local schools.

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