Secrets of successfull Business Networking

Secrets of Successful Business Networking


Presenter: Sam Williamson -  Executive Director, BNI - Bay of Plenty, Waikato & Gisborne


 Want to make your business networking more effective?


Not sure what business networking is and how it can help your business?


Come along to our business networking seminar and learn some great tips to build relationships that help bring in business.


Business networking is one of the most valuable ways to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, get new clients and market your business. A strong and active business network has advantages that can make your business grow and flourish.

However very rarely do business people actually take the time to learn the fundamentals of business networking even though it is actually quite easy and often times a great amount of fun!

Our Business networking seminars and workshops can be a really good way of further developing your knowledge and skills in business networking techniques, and at the same time start networking with other like minded people who want to network with you.
Secrets of Successful Business Networking workshop will cover the fundamentals of business networking in an interactive format where you will be able to meet and network with fellow participants. You should leave feeling both confident and excited about going out and networking.

 Topics Include:

  • Tools of the trade
  • Goal setting
  • Acting "as if"
  • Listening skills
  • Mindset
  • Giving Value
  • Time management
  • Follow up

 Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand the philosophy of networking
  • Be prepared for networking
  • Have some tools to use in networking situations
  • Have practiced networking

  Who is this course for?

  • The course is suitable for anybody who wishes to learn more about doing business more effectively
  • Light refreshments and morning tea will be provided
  • Please make sure to bring a pen and business cards



A little bit about our Presenter – Sam Williamson

Sam has an extensive background in business as both an owner operator and adviser. He is the Executive Director of Business Network International (BNI), NZs largest business networking organisation for small to medium businesses. He is also a business broker with Tabak Business Sales Tauranga.

He holds a MBA with Distinction from the University of Canterbury. His previous roles include Commercial Lending with Westpac, Hotel Managing Director and NZ Army Officer. He has lived in the Bay since escaping the Christchurch earthquakes and outside of work enjoys spending time with his young family, property investment, food, fitness and mountain biking. He is looking forward to making a positive contribution to business in the Bay.

Make sure you take advantage and attend our Secrets of Successful Business Networking workshop.


Thank you for registering for this event.  In the interests of everyone's safety, can you please wear or have available a mask, follow the Public Health guidelines on social distancing, make sure you contact trace at the event, and if you're not feeling well, please stay home.  Thank you for your patience and keep safe.


Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to before 10.00am the day prior to this seminar. Registrations not cancelled via email by 10.00am the day prior to the event will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

Thursday, 21st October, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lightning Hub, 1st Floor, 193-195 The Strand, Whakatane 3120
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