What’s the View Like from Where You’re Standing?
How business people view themselves, and how others view them, can be two very different things.
This is something you learn when you meet people and network with them. This can be a challenge, but it can also, sometimes, be fruitful.
There are plenty of networking opportunities out there, but many of them seem to offer similar variations on a theme, where either it’s a bit of a free-for-all, or it’s structured along military lines, with carefully timed 60 second pitches and various rules and regulations to navigate your way through.
Here at Manchester Enterprise Group, or MEG, our view is different. Here’s why.
23 Floors High and Rising
First, the actual, physical view is different where we meet, on the 23rd floor of Beetham Tower, on Deansgate in central Manchester.
It’s truly inspiring to look out over the city from a great height, even on the greyest of days. Add to that a good breakfast and a diverse mix of dynamic business professionals, and it all starts to make perfect sense.
What else makes MEG different?
MEG is more than a networking group, it’s a platform for ideas and with it we’re building a mutually supportive resource for our members and guests.
Inspiration through Communication
We could all do with a little help and advice in business, so we’re lining up a series of guest speakers at our regular meetings in 2019, so that everyone attending can benefit.
First up on 7 February is Andy Johnson, former BBC1 presenter who has hundreds of hours of broadcasting under his belt – including presenting live from the London Olympics. Now running his own media consultancy, AJ Media, in Manchester, specialising in media coaching and presentation masterclasses.
With a huge amount of experience as a presenter and reporter under his belt, Andy will be talking at MEG about getting your public speaking right and overcoming nerves, whether it’s your elevator pitch, a presentation or appearing in front of an audience.
For more on Andy and his expertise take a look at his bio here.
Be Our Guest
MEG meets regularly, every fortnight, on the 23rd floor of Beetham Tower, at 7am.
Join us on 7 February to hear what Andy Johnson has to say, to meet likeminded professionals, entrepreneurs and specialists, and to make the most of a great opportunity to exchange ideas, and to add value to your networking.
The MEG View
- Cultivate – we’re creating fertile ground for growth by bringing something truly tangible to business networking; providing a platform and a resource where we can exchange ideas and offer support to one another and to our guests
- Communicate – at MEG we believe in giving everyone a voice, where we value listening as much as talking, and we encourage our members, speakers and guests to share their inspiration
- Collaborate – what we can all offer each other is about more than marketing our services or providing leads, it’s finding ways of working together, where our expertise, knowledge and interests intersect, overlap and create fresh opportunities
Discover More About MEG
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