I feel so young, well mentally anyway! I have just been to my first TweetUp and it wasn’t too bad.
I secretly dislike networking or any occasion where I have to chat with large groups of people before I actually know them. But this was different. It was so well attended that the upper floor was at capacity (estimated 65). But it wasn’t heavy or BNI-like at all. It just worked without fuss.
The organisers gave a great introduction and highlighted how many networkers can be in your face, at business orientated meetings of this type. I wrote about it here in an earlier blog and called it lack of foreplay. They set the scene perfectly and had sufficient pre-organised activities to get dialogue rolling.
I’m lousy at names but I’ll try to recall the details of a few that I met. There was;
Natalie @AmaboBoutique (Owns a boutique in Lytham)
Catherine Curry @PinklinkBurnley of Pink Link Ladies (A women’s forum – I daren’t ask more)
Georgie Lomax @altitudestudio1 (A graduate staff member in Sharon’s team)
To those that I missed, I apologise. I did expect to meet some nerdy twits but there wasn’t a “twit” in sight. So it was pure volume of attendees that prevented me from chatting with all of those in attendance.