We all want to be noticed and seen at our best to stand out from the crowd and attract new clients and opportunities.
First impressions are even more important now as people finding you online are instantly making up their minds about you based on your profile and especially the photo you use.
But so many people get it wrong by using an old snapshot to represent themselves or use a quick "do it yourself" shot from their mobile phone camera.
Which is why we've teamed up with leading headshot photographer John Cassidy who specialises in creating professional headshots that create powerful and lasting first impressions. (And he should know, he's photographed The Queen, David Beckham and many other famous people...)
John will be set up to take headshots at our Oyster Club Birthday Bash on the 26th April and is offering delegates a free professional headshots for your online profiles.
The event yesterday was phenomenal! Though I'd like to say it was MORE.
I felt it was an event where you gave us so much more back then what we've invested into your club, so much more back than what we could have ever expected from any 'networking' type of club. For start, I do not believe there is any other as gorgeous and beautiful and intelligent (and savvy! :)…) woman running a networking event as you are. It is really pleasant to enter a room filled with 'buzz' and being greeted by you :-) You instantly get high. The fact that other members are helping you (Lewis) is also a sign of great members commitment and taking it as a part of their life and not just a networking event.
Cut it short, I felt as I was at home yesterday, among my good friends and simply having an amazing party! And I think it was a first party where bellinis where literally flowing :-)
I love your club and I love the people you attract. I am also grateful for the business I've generated so far. My book sales and my workshop sales as well as few talks about 1-2-1. I won't mention them as I know how sensitive 'my work' is but if I may say, I've done now business with Jason from Giraffe Banners and Cheryl from Reyl Design Group, I am also working with Melanie Harvey on my new project as well as with Alyana Cazalet on drawings for my next book/s and everyone delivers beyond expected standards or standard classic customer service as we are now more than simple 'business transaction' we take pride in making each other more successful.
Thank you for organising such a magnificent event, club… a home.
The Oyster Club is a premium level, advanced and elegant approach of peer to peer networking in the sophisticated surroundings of London’s finest houses and venues. Business connections are made in an understated way, built on the collaborative cultivation of friendship between members.
The Masterclass (formerly the Seed Pearl Club) is a monthly business breakfast meeting event unlike any other – it’s an opportunity to kick start your day amongst like-minded professionals. It is a great meeting point for resources, ideas and insights. Get the benefit of a monthly workshop aimed at teaching business skills that can be immediately implemented.The breakfast is all about coming together and sharing strategy and experiences.
From time to time and when appropriate, The Black Pearl Club meets for dinners, by invitation only.
The Oyster Club also holds periodic drinks events in London. Watch out for emailo and social media announcements for details. These events may seem like fun (and they are) however the underlying purpose is to make, develop and sustain the best and most profitable business relationships. It's now generally accepted that people do business with people they like and get on with. What better way to discover such people than by enjoying an Oyster Club event?