“Do the best that you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

As it’s LEARN month here at The Ribbons Network, here are some tips on how to maximise your learning at any networking meeting.

1️⃣ Come Prepared: Do some research about the event, the speakers, and attendees if possible. This will help you identify who you’d like to connect with and prepare relevant questions or conversation topics.

2️⃣ Stay Engaged: Pay full attention to the discussions and presentations. Make sure to take notes for later reference. This will not only help you retain the information better but also show respect to the speaker.

3️⃣ Ask Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask clarifying questions during one-on-one conversations. It’s a great way to deepen your understanding and show your interest in the topic.

4️⃣ Participate Actively: Our events have workshops and open networking sessions. Participating actively in these can give you hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

5️⃣ Follow-Up: If a particular topic interests you, follow up with the speaker or other participants after the event. They could provide further insights or direct you towards additional resources.

6️⃣ Reflect Post-Event: Take some time after the event to reflect on what you’ve learned. Consider how you can apply this new knowledge in your work or personal life.

⭐️ TOP TIP ⭐️ Share Your Knowledge: Sharing the knowledge you’ve gained, whether it’s with your team, your network, or on your social media platforms, not only helps others but also reinforces your learning.

Remember, every networking event is a learning opportunity. Approach it with an open mind and a readiness to learn, and you’ll reap the benefits.