Competitions! Prizes! Winning! There, we got your attention on a Monday afternoon. We recently hosted a Twitter competition in the run up to – and during – The Business Show which Merchant Money attended. We sponsored the speed networking area at the event which was extremely popular. We centred our social media competition around the theme of networking and asked tweeters to submit what they thought was key to making a good first impression in business. We had a brilliant set of responses, including two from well known Dragons’ Den stars and entrepreneurs Rachel Elnaugh and Piers Linney.
From the entries, our panel of experts chose the winning tip. However, before we share it with you we’d like to show you a few examples of the other tips which were submitted:
Here’s what the Dragons had to say:
.@MerchantMoneyUK One tip is to quickly find a common interest, whatever that may be. The conversation will be extended & more intros made
— Piers Linney (@pierslinney) November 26, 2014
What other business people had to say
@merchantmoneyuk just be yourself
— Clear As Day (@ClearAsDayfilm) November 27, 2014
— AnswersInvestigation (@AnswersPI) November 26, 2014
@MerchantMoneyUK present yourself appropriately and dress according to the situation. i.e business meeting = suit and tie
— charlene (@charlz_29) November 26, 2014
Here’s what our winner had to say
Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition, and congratulations to our winner Ellie who bags herself £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.