Yesterday I pulled on my big girl pants, and went to a networking event. Alone. By myself. With no-one else. I'll admit, walking in was less terrifying having met someone I knew at the door, but still, I was still doing this and talking to strangers. Free gin did help somewhat with that. (Tarsier Gin btw - good stuff) It was a Screw It, Just Do It Virgin StartUp networking talk thing all about branding, and new companies. The talks were really good, I ended up all inspired and shit, ok not for me finding a paid placement, but still, Stray is now having to suffer my enthusiasm instead.
"What do you mean it doesn't matter if we have products?" "Trust me..."I spoke to people. Not many, I am not up to that yet it seems. I did meet a lovely one of them there marketing students who keep stealing my job placements, I checked though, and she didn't literally get any of the ones I have applied for, so she can live and I don't have to feel guilty for killing someone so lovely. More importantly though, I think I learnt a lot. Even if it is just names of things to go look into to expand my knowledge further on. BUT... At the beginning there was a screen saying to upload an image on social media, do various tags, and there was a prize: