There are two options to networking, you either love it or hate it. It’s a difficult one.
When I first started with Mahirs, the thought of meeting new people in an open environment was daunting. Like massively. In previous roles, I never really had to. The furthest I’d had to go was meeting young people, and this, I was comfortable with. Meeting potential clients meant I was in my comfort zone, it was a little more personal and I could be me. Whereas with corporate networking, I felt like I had to put a hat on, a Mahirs hat.
Little did I realise, that hat, was *me* as well as Mahirs. More so me than anything else.
Yes, they wanted to learn about who, what and where Mahirs had come from, but at the same time they wanted to know me. They were buying into ME as well as the company itself. After working meeting and networking with so many, I’ve learnt so much, more so in Birmingham (The Hub!). It really is where it’s striving. The connections, the intentions, the people, they are right where you need them, and they will do what they can to support you whatever they have in place. More so, because they know the food and service experience will be next to none.
‘You’ve got to have a personality to be able to do this’ said a wise man, I of course take this as compliment.
If you’ve not yet bit the bullet, I’d highly recommend it. There are weekly networking events going on, in and around Birmingham, with a lot to offer, whether you’re a small, medium or large business.
A big shout out to all for making me so welcome over the last few years!
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