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Episode 190 Jeni Smith | Network with Impact

Jeni is passionate about connecting people. When people come together powerful things happen: relationships are built, knowledge is shared and sparks of innovation are fired. With fourteen years’ experience in the networking industry, Jeni now teaches networking skills and creates networking strategies to help people come together and build effective, long-term relationships. During her careers she has won a number of awards in enterprise including being named within the ‘Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs’ in the UK in 2010, and ‘Growth Accelerator Programme’ winner 2012.

Between 2017-19 she conducted two rounds of academic research with Durham University, exploring her unique strategic business networking model. The research results spurred her on to launch Networking KnoWho, a new networking consultancy, to help individuals and businesses become more confident, efficient and strategic networkers. Jeni truly believes that networking has the ability to change people’s lives, unlock hidden potential, spark world-changing ideas and be the catalyst for positive change: all starting with a simple "Hello".

Ian & Jeni discuss;

  • The importance of networking
  • Starting a business during lock-down
  • Confidence when speaking from a young age
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  • Finding the right events for you
  • How to stand out at conferences
  • Tips for effective networking
  • Building relationships
  • Networking strategies
  • How to start a conversation
  • Jeni's online courses


Ian live streamed (Facebook, YouTube & Twitter) for 2 hours on the 24th July 2020 and interviewed 3 speakers back to back!

We have edited those videos and created bonus podcast episodes.

The original videos can be watched again on the respective social media platforms.


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