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Venturefest 2010

10/02/10 Dr Gary Mulholland and Glyn Littlewood of York St John Business School delivered a seminar “The Art of Science and Networking” at this year’s Venturefest held at York Racecourse

“It’s not what you know, but who you know, that determines your success”. More than just an excuse, this is something that we all appreciate through experience, yet something that is often assumed to be outside our influence. Wrong! Who we know is what networking is all about, and making contacts with the right people is one of our choices: Speak with people that might help you, or walk on by?!

This highly practical, fun session was designed to introduce you to the most effective way to grow both yourself and your business – networking. Some people appear naturally confident and skilled at networking, but like many things networking can be learned and improved.

The session included:

  • A few facts about the economics of networks – what value are they really!
  • Ten top tips for networking
  • Different types of network
  • How to create your own network
  • Adding value to yourself, and your network.

Gary Mulholland is a practicing networker that has started from scratch building his networks to help them build his influence.  He is a mentor on the Yorkshire Accord mentoring programme, has a doctorate in the ‘power of networking for business’, and heads up the Evidence Based Leadership Network through York St John Business School.

Glyn Littlewood is a Senior Lecturer in Business Management at York St John Business School with over 15 years experience in education. Furthermore he held a number of managerial positions in private sector organisations; this wide experience brings a real life experience to lectures and towards student development at York St John Business School.

For more information on York St John Business School please contact us on business.school@yorksj.ac.uk or on 01904 876915.