Hosting My First Networking Event
On Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of hosting the Property Deal Network event in Manchester with my colleague, Mo. Kevin kindly asked us if we wanted to be hosts as he was unable to make it on the night and it was an offer we couldn't refuse.
I have envisioned hosting these kind of events for a long time. Functions, gala's, charity events, networking events and public speaking events have been on my radar for a while but I really did not think that it would have come round as quickly as it has. I expected this to be a 5-10 year journey whereby I would meet a substantial amount of people along the way, and gain traction to set up events that way.
The way we did it on Wednesday was slightly different, but it allowed us to reach that goal of hosting an event much, much sooner. Because we were asked to be hosts, we were able to delve into the Property Deal Network's community and with our own contact, form a good number of people on the night.
I believe there were roughly 30 + people who attended in the end. I really don't think that's a bad number, considering the tickets were only advertised on the Monday beforehand.
If you had have told me 6 months ago that I would be hosting a property networking event, I would have laughed at you. I know that sounds cliché, but it's true. Like I mentioned above, I had envisioned doing this kind of thing but certainly not as early as this. There are times where I have to pinch myself and be so grateful for the position I am in. I am only 20 years old and I have been given these kinds of opportunities already. I cannot wait for the future as it certainly looks like a bright one!
I would just like to thank everybody who came down to Manchester on Wednesday. Ultimately, it wouldn't have been such a success if nobody had have turned up, so I owe it all to those who came. For those who are perhaps interested in the next one, we meet every last Wednesday of the month in Manchester. If you're serious about attending the next one, you can find all of the relevant information on the Property Deal Network's social media platforms.