Networking in Surrey

Video Killed the Radio Star - will it kill Live Networking?

Spring is definitely in the air, as we approach the end of May (and you guessed it, yet another Bank Holiday!) For now though, it's a full working week with a host of networking meetings, in-person and online, listed on our site.

The original premise of Networking in Surrey when we launched some 12 years ago (I know!) was listing local in-person networking events to help Surrey-based businesses connect and engage with each other face to face.

In this post-Pandemic era, there are unquestionably more virtual networking meetings than in-person ones out there in Networkland.  The convenience of attending from the comfort of your own office (or kitchen table!) and the freedom from geographical limitations (time zone differences notwithstanding) mean that we now all have a cornucopia of networking events at our disposal, and many are free or low-cost, with zero travelling time or expense.

It's deffo a buyer's market - frustratingly so for the live networking events organisers, many of whom have spent years building up their in-person groups until Covid pulled the rug out from under them.

And yet... if you look carefully at your own networks, I'm guessing that in most cases you'll find the majority of your connections are with people you have met face to face - and that these are also most likely going to introduce and refer you to local prospects and customers.

This is a historical phenomenon - our networks were not formed overnight - we've spent years developing them in the pre-Pandemic world. 

Video is not a 'natural medium' of engagement between humans (after all, it killed the Radio Star, as any Buggle will tell you :0)  We're all still getting used to this upstart virtual networking after millennia of meeting in-person around the campfire or breakfast table. 

And look - of the events with full-page listings on Networking in Surrey next week, 8 are Live! and 6 online.

Isn't that interesting?

Views: 42

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Networking in Surrey to add comments!

Join Networking in Surrey

Member Sponsors (Links)

These NiS MEMBERS help us keep NiS free for you! Click the ads for info and offers...

Meet David Hunt on NiS...

For renewable, sustainable environmentally-safe Cleaning Products, Catering and Healthcare Supplies please call David our Surrey Area Manager 07836 548144 or email

Meet Nick Blanchard on NiS...

Price GUARANTEE - for life! That's right - when you join Zoco your subscription's fixed for as long as you stay a Member. The price will rise in January 2024, so sign up today and save!

Meet Steve Page on NiS...

Surrey Charity Network (SCN) is a collaborative networking and business support group offered FREE to local charities and paid for by supporting business partners

GRAB A FREEBIE...(or two!)

Click the ad to check out our Network4Free page for dozens of terrific freebies, many of them transcending the Surrey borders.

Meet John Gower on NiS...

Local Networking Works! Start boosting your business TODAY... Please click the ad for details

ADVERTISE HERE! Become a Sponsor and promote your business by taking an ad  - seen by over 2,400 Members, 1,500 unique visitors  with 6,000+ pageviews every month...

"Thanks for getting Google on my side! It's  so nice when you can see a return on your investment."
Emma Selby Farnham Hub

Sean Usher Interviews Keith Grover Part 1

WATCH A VIDEO of Keith telling Sean Usher all about NiS

© 2023   Created by Keith Grover, NiS Founder.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service