We just reopened here in the UK and I got my first invitation for a networking event. This made me super excited as I finally got a chance to go out there and to talk to people about my new adventure – stylish paint and sip parties.
The event was a warm-up meeting before the big event in September which is called “The Christmas event show”. I very much look forward to attending this event, not only because I am a massive Christmas lover, but also I want to meet other service providers and venues which will be happy to collaborate with me.
A bit of background about my networking skill, though, I am not good at approaching people and starting a conversation. But at the same time, I like talking to people. Yes, I know it’s a bit weird, but it is what is. I decided to be a bit tactical. I sat at a big table (there were not many big ones) and because there were a few seats available, every now and then people have approached me and asked if they can sit down. Yes, this was my networking “hook”. Of course, the seats were available, as I was alone. As soon as they sat at the table, starting a conversation with them was not difficult at all.
I met many very interesting people at this event.
As you know, when you meet someone for the first time, people normally ask – “what do you do?”
And of course, I quickly responded – I am a planner of stylish paint & sip events, people come to my events to have lots of fun, have a few drinks and paint something beautiful.
But what I noticed was, many people actually don’t know what a paint & sip party is, some had never heard of this type of party. In fact, people not only don’t know what these events are all about, but they also don’t know the real benefits of painting and being creative in a relaxed and happy environment.
So I decided today to crack open this topic and to explain in detail what paint and sip events are and what makes them a unique experience every time you attend them. But let me start first with a little bit of history.