(PRWEB) May 20, 2010
Pro City’s launch event takes place in the Northern Quarter’s Apotheca bar on Thursday the 27th of May. On an evening for business owners, entrepreneurs and freelancers alike, the event will take pace in an easy and social environment where relationships can be built naturally and without the uneasy, unproductive nature of a traditional business networking event. There’ll be free refreshments and a private bar with the event taking place on an evening.
A typical business networking event sees a room full of individuals with very little desire to communicate anything other than their camouflaged pitch. You only get to speak to so many people and the salesperson approach barely generates attention let alone builds a relationship.
Social networking has thrived in recent years with an understanding that a relationship is a natural and two-way process. Relationships are often built before partnerships, or even sales, and if you’re of the mindset that ‘you’re all that matters’, you’re likely to be left behind.
Pro City goes one step further to facilitate that two-way communication by way of their ‘Virtual Handshake’ system. This is basically a business card networking stand where your contact details will be placed giving a fellow attendee a chance to pin theirs next to yours, giving you a virtual handshake and letting them know that you’d like them to contact you without the time constraint of the event.
“Too many times at networking events, we go with the intention of networking with a specific target market but we don’t always get the chance to talk to them and there lies a wasted opportunity”, says Jackson Kelly, owner of Pro City. “We don’t want our attendees to walk away feeling like they’ve not gotten anything from the event so we’re looking at ways to help them connect with the people they want to connect with.”
“What I intend is for a Pro City event is to give people a way to relax in an easy environment and develop strong relationships to flourish whether an independent business or freelancer. The overall aim is to achieve a cohesive social economy in Greater Manchester during a time when business contacts are proving the strongest alliances for the survival of Manchester's freelancers and SMEs.”
So book on to the FREE launch event at http://www.procitynetworking.com/events and why not download the free guide to networking whilst you’re there. Also, bring with you an extra business card to be entered into the prize draw where you can win a bottle of champagne.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a launch night without free refreshments.
Jackson Kelly has a history of working with offline social networks and having attended business networking events himself sees the benefits of incorporating a social aspect into what he perceives to be now ineffective boardroom-style events. You can contact Jackson at: info(at)procitynetworking(dot)com.
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