Twitter has a lot to answer for. How else would you get 25 people from around the country to visit a garden on a glorious sunny , early September afternoon.
Meeting before going to the garden it was clear that all was not quite as it might have been! In order that the 25 recognise each other we were invited to wear a button hole in the true spirit of a blind date. All was going swimmingly with assorted flora being sported until one of our number arrived wearing a half eaten digestive biscuit secured with a badly mis-shapen paperclip!
Perhaps I should explain that this gathering was no ordinary outing but a meeting of gardening enthusiasts of various persuasions found loitering with intent on Twitter and the garden we were to visit was Highgrove, the garden of HRH Prince Charles. The biscuit arrived courtesy of James Alexander-Sinclair which somehow saw the topic of conversation move on to cakes.
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Rachel Mathews kindly awarded me this hugely prestigious title. Never heard of it I hear you cry – well no neither had I until I received my nomination (thanks Rachel…) The idea is to share 10 things about me that you wouldn’t know about me from reading my blog and then tag 7 others (before [...]
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Networking is a brilliant way of doing business. It allows you to meet a huge range of different people from all walks of life and share your ideas, contacts and to glean valuable information which can help in your business life. It’s also pretty popular for social circle building too. Realising the value of these [...]
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I watched, waited and learnt a few lessons. 1. Some people are definitely worth following. The power of their network of followers can work for you. This is not by direct selling but through referrals to people who share a common interest or goal. 2. I have noticed quite a few people who seem to [...]
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Just recently I adopted Twitter as a means of networking. Why? In a previous blog I said I was unsure how Twitter could help me and my garden design business on the basis that it is essentially a “social network”. The concept of networking and personal referrals was an area completely alien to me until [...]
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I have recently been introduced to this exciting online networking application. My initial thoughts were that it was of little importance as a business tool. Many of the postings seemed to be about walking the dog or what people were having for tea – not too inspiring! The reason for this is that Twitter is [...]
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