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.
The Mastermind(formerly the Black Pearl Club) follows the Masterclass and is an optional bolt-on to create a Mastery Day. Only a limited amount of seats are available to join the meeting where we brainstorm issues or ideas with our non-competitive peers over an indulgent lunch. This is the place to troubleshoot and gain the benefit of experience and knowledge around the table while demonstrating and contributing your own particular area of expertise.
From time to time and when appropriate, The Black Pearl Club meets for dinners, by invitation only.
The Oyster ClubMonthly Meeting is our flagship quarterly meeting and is the most exclusive business and social monthly event in London. The place to be. See and be seen. An opportunity to meet the Pearls and find out first hand why they love The Oyster Club so much. Let your hair down. Have some fun. Celebrate the last Friday of the month in style. Make wonderful new contacts and form collaborations over a glass of fizz. Who knew business could be so fabulous? If you think of most networking events as the Sunday newspapers, The Oyster Club is your glossy supplement. Would you really want to do without it?