A networking masterclass is being launched in the Channel Islands to help individuals and small-to-medium enterprises grow their businesses.
The Busy Queen Bee, founded by Claire Boscq-Scott, is running a two-hour networking masterclass in Guernsey and Jersey in June due to demand for such an event.
‘Nowadays, networking is a recognised and essential professional skill. Sole traders, small, medium and larger businesses can benefit from training and developing in this vital and often overlooked area,’ said Ms Boscq-Scott.
The networking masterclasses, sponsored by Moore Stephens, are designed to help participants develop confidence in their ability to connect with people, create a positioning statement, make a first and lasting impression and build a personal brand.
In addition to Ms Boscq-Scott, four speakers will present at the masterclass, including Women’s Development Forum founder, Michelle Johansen, Eliot Lincoln of Greenlight and Jo Couilliard and Toni Bracken from Park Personnel.
Mrs Johansen, who is a certified coach, workshop leader and group facilitator founded the Women’s Development Forum in Guernsey in 2009 and Jersey last year, she runs a series of workshops for women in leadership, including classes on public speaking.
‘Michelle is a fantastic orator with years of experience in coaching leadership development. I am so pleased she is part of our masterclass programme,’ said Ms Boscq-Scott.
Mr Lincoln established Greenlight, a project management and business analysis company in 2008 and takes a no nonsense approach to networking, building contacts and working with stakeholders.
‘Elliot is not afraid to have ‘difficult conversations’ with the ability to uncover and drive valuable improvements and positive change into customer’s businesses, as such he is an asset to the event,’ said Ms Boscq-Scott.
Ms Couilliard and Ms Bracken own and run the recruitment consultancy in Jersey and having over 20 years of practical experience of board level influencing, change consulting and stakeholder engagement, will provide tips on how to make a positive first impression.
‘Jo and Toni will provide masterclass attendees with techniques for building a successful personal brand, it’s great to have them both on board,’ said Ms Boscq-Scott.
The networking masterclasses take place in Guernsey at St Pierre Park & Golf Resort on Wednesday 15 June and in Jersey at Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 22 June from 4.30pm until 6.30pm followed by one-and-a-half hours of networking.