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The Unnatural Networker
The Unnatural Networker

Thu, 02 Nov


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The Unnatural Networker

Join us free on ZOOM, for an hour of random speed networking and a speed webinar for 5 top tips for effective networking. 1-2pm GMT, Thursday 2nd September 2023.

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02 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

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About the event

Join us on Zoom at 1pm GMT on Thursday 2nd November 2023 for an hour of random speed networking and a speed webinar on 5 top tips for effective networking with netwokring expert Charlie Lawson.

Charlie is a seasoned expert in the realm of lead generation and profit expansion, all achieved through mastering the art of networking. 

As a Professional Keynote Speaker and accomplished Author, Charlie has penned two influential books: 'The Unnatural Networker' and 'The Unnatural Promoter'.

Unlike many in the field, Charlie doesn't merely discuss networking in terms of easy interactions with strangers. Instead, Charlie specialises in aiding individuals categorised as Unnatural Networkers (while also benefiting those who are more Natural Networkers) in boosting their confidence. This is achieved by offering a perspective on networking that caters to those who tend to shun it entirely.

In 2014, Charlie unveiled the first installment of wisdom, 'The Unnatural Networker', which has since played a pivotal role in educating numerous business owners on effective networking strategies. Building on this success, Charlie introduced the second book, 'The Unnatural Promoter', in 2021, targeting individuals who struggle with self-promotion, enabling them to excel without having to boast about themselves.

Charlie presents prospective clients and businesses with two critical questions to ponder:

  1. Do they foster a culture of networking within their teams?
  2. Are their teams yielding the desired outcomes from their networking efforts?

For those answering 'yes' to the former and 'no' to the latter, Charlie extends a helping hand.

Through engaging workshops and compelling keynote presentations, Charlie imparts the essential skills to:

  • Initiate networking endeavors (a daunting task for some Unnatural Networkers)
  • Cultivate high-quality referrals
  • Garner attention from the intended audience
  • Unlock diverse opportunities such as joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, and sales
  • Establish connections with influential figures
  • Elevate personal profiles, achieving authority in respective domains
  • Foster the growth of a more lucrative business

All these valuable insights culminate in the transformation of individuals into bona fide networking virtuosos.

Charlie's impact resonates through recent engagements with prominent entities like:

  • British Franchise Association
  • De Vere Hotels
  • Kallkwik
  • Rosemary Bookkeepers
  • Hakim Group (Opticians)
  • Coconut Creative
  • Marie Curie
  • Clic Sargent
  • Various PSA regions
  • Numerous BNI countries/regions/groups

During moments of respite from networking pursuits, Charlie is often spotted participating in triathlons involving swimming, biking, and running. A fervent follower of F1 racing, Charlie also nurtures the hope that Spurs will outshine Arsenal in the league standings.

"Mark, the Arts and Culture Network is FANTASTIC!! The monthly zoom networking events far exceeded my expectations. I have met many wonderful new people, with whom I have since collaborated. It's opened many doors for me, which has been a huge benefit. Many thanks!" (Lauren Grierson)

Before and after Charlie's 10-minute webinar, we will be random speed networing to create new connections, start conversations, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

For those who don't have to dash off, the after party for open networking is legendary and where much of the magic happens.

Join us as a full member for just £10 per month (or £100 per year) for supported and enhanced access to our network, and my own, to grow and develop your own, your network, career, and/or business.

“I've just joined!! £10 a month for a 1:1 business growth session, free networking, and access to all the events (on top of everything else!)?! This is INSANE value for money Mark and I'm so grateful for everything you've done to build such a supportive network of likeminded creative professionals.” (Sarah Hunt - West End Coach)

I hope to see you there.


Mark Walmsley FRSA AGSM

Chief Culture Vulture

Arts & Culture Network


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