Blogs, Networks, Speakers and Sites - Useful Links
Here are a selection of websites and blogs which provide great advice on networking and general business, as well as links to people I highly recommend. There are many more links I could include, so please don't see this as a comprehensive list.
The Global Networking Show - Monthly internet tv show and podcast co--presented by Ivan Misner and by me.
BusinessNetworking - Blog from US founder of BNI and best selling author Ivan Misner
Business Networking Blog - Short and snappy networking tips and podcasts from CEO of UK based NRG Networks Dave Clarke
The Networking Coach's Opinion - Blog from Belgian author of 'Let's Connect' and 'How to Really Use LinkedIn' Jan Vermeiren
Million Dollar Networker - A networking resource site from Rory Murray, who has estimated that he has earned a seven figure sum through networking
Networking Insight - Straightforward and simple networking advice from Chicago's Jason Jacobsohn
Social Media Marketing and Business Promotion – blog from Warren Cass including a host of excellent guest bloggers
Just Professionals - Great blogs on how to use social media for business development from UK architect Su Butcher
Business Scene - Your guide to finding networks around the UK, together with some pretty good events they run themselves
Joined Up Business Networking - Networking tips from Heather Townsend, author of the forthcoming 'FT Guide to Business Networking'.
Find Networking Events - UK-wide directory of networking events, split by region. Also has regional section for Women's events
The Professional Speaking Association - for anyone who speaks for a living
NRG Networks - Monthly meetings in various UK locations
Academy for Chief Executives - Peer-to-Peer mastermind groups for CEOs, senior directors and entrepreneurs
BNI - weekly referral-focused business networking meetings
BRX - my old company. Referral-focused networking
4Networking - An online community and regular breakfast meetings, without the level of commitment of a BNI or BRX
Business4Breakfast - Regular referral-focused breakfast meetings
European Professional Womens Network - A network focused on the development of professional women. Very proactive with a range of events.
Women in Technology - Career opportunities and excellent events for women in IT industries
Sister Snog - Women's Networking with attitude
1230 The Womens Company - Local women's network for both support and referrals.
The Athena Network - For women in a business development role
International Special Events Society - Excellent network if you are in the events industry. Chapters worldwide
London Launch - for the events industry and meeting planners in London
LinkedIn - The online platform for generating business referrals
Twitter - Great for spreading your message quickly and virally.
Xing.com - Good business network with strong membership on the European continent
Rubber Cheese - The excellent designers of our website and products
Fresh Business Thinking - A range of excellent advice for business owners
Enterprise UK - Great advice and support for young entrepreneurs
The Book Midwife - Looking to get in print? Mindy is the power behind my third book and well worth speaking to
Jo Parfitt - Another great resource for budding authors from the editor of 'Building a Business on Bacon & Eggs' and co-editor of '...and Death Came Third!'
Web Copy that People Read - Great advice from co-editor of '...and Death Came Third!' Lesley Morrissey
Corporate Toolbox - A one-stop shop for business training e-books, books, audio and video tools - all focusing on growing your career, your team, your business and your results.
Round Earth Leadership - fascinating profiles of visionary leaders
Speakers we Recommend
Alan Stevens - Media training and presentation skills
Molly Harvey - Leadership
Peter Roper - Running a family business
Paul McGee - 'Shut up, Move on' style motivation. How to succeed and thrive in challenging, changing times
David McQueen - Storytelling, presentation skills and leadership
Will Kintish - Networking skills and using LinkedIn
Geoff Ramm - Marketing and customer service
Lara Morgan - Business growth, entrepreneurship and sales strategies
Phil Jones - Managing Director of Brother UK. Achieving your personal potential. Getting the most from people plus all areas of business
Matt Crabtree - Leadership, change and transformative growth
Sean Weafer - The High Trust Advisor expert
Jo Simpson - Understanding your core values
Jeremy Nicholas - After dinner speaking and event / conference host
Graeme Codrington - The future world of work
Michael Jackson - The impact of change
Richard McCann - An iCan attitude
Lee Jackson - Powerpoint Surgery
Lesley Everett - Personal Branding
Celynn Erasmus - Nutrition and wellness
Itay Talgam - Leadership lessons learned from the great conductors