I was thinking about doing some networking and have looked at various events. A lot of them seem to be the franchise kinds, like Business Over Breakfast or Women In Business Network for example. I wonder how much use these things really are. I'm not looking for support from other trainers, I'm interested specifically in meeting people from other businesses with the possibility of finding a few new clients.
I wen to one free event years ago and it was me, a man who sells Avon and a couple of retired people who like to go to the meetings because "it gets them out". Needless to say I didn't meet any prospective clients and I never went back.
Has anyone had any particulartly positive experience at these networking events? If not, I'll take funny stories too.