Getting out of your comfort zone

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A few weeks ago i did something challenging. I attended the Soulful PR event hosted by the fabulous Janet Murray. This event combined 80 fabulous business owners from several different areas all with different backgrounds and unique perspectives. I’m normally quite a social and outgoing person. Moving to London though has a been a journey of sorts. I’m used to living in smaller places. I lived in Wellington, New Zealand for the past 6 years which only has a population of 200,000. Making the move had it challenges. I moved to London for more opportunities both for personal development and for what it could bring me in terms of job prospects.

I’ve been wanting to get started on having my own business here in London. My first stepping stone to helping get on this path was joining Janet’s Soulful PR members area. Then when this opportunity to attend a lie event came up I jumped at the chance. I almost backed out due to fear in a way of putting myself out there. It was a great event with speakers from various aspects from the media world. It was an event designed to help you create a PR pitch for your business and brand. The speakers provided us with the tools and information they are looking for when you successfully pitch your idea.

It was interesting also to hear about what their days look like and what type of items would pitch their interest. Among the speakers were the following:
Catherine Carr (@CatherineECarr) of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour
Lynn Enright (@lynnenright) who is the News and Content Editor for The Pool a new online magazine full of lots of amazing articles
Adrian Butler, Producer at Good Morning Britain
Keir Mudie, a reporter for The Sunday Mirror/People
Maya Wolfe-Robinson who is the Commissioning Editor, Opinion from The Guardian and Abigail Radnor who is Features Editor for Guardian Weekend
Anoosh Chakelian, a Senior Writer from the New Statesman
Andrea Thompson, Features Director at Marie Claire magazine

5 tips to prep for a networking event

Hi everyone, I hope you are feeling fab on this glorious Friday. I just attended my first networking event since relocating to London yesterday. It was the Soulful PR event hosted by Janet Murray at The Trampery a great little event space in Shoreditch.
I definitely put myself outside of my comfort zone by attending.

My top 5 tips

1. Preparation is key. Plan your outfit in advance. Make sure it is clean and ironed if necessary. First impressions count. Plan it down to the accessories you are going to wear. It takes the stress out of getting ready in the morning when you know where everything is.
2. “Devil is in the details” Make any beauty appointments you might need which will bring your look together.
Make a Hair appointment, get a professional blowdry or root touch up. Book an appointment to get your nails and brows done. It’s the little things that will boost your confidence.
3. Plan your route in advance. Check out google maps and be aware of any connections you will have to make(especially if you are in a big city like London where you need to make at least 2 changes to get anywhere).
4. Always arrive early at least 30 minutes before an event is due to start as it will give you time to find the location and grab a coffee or a bite to eat. It will also allow you to get familiar with your surroundings.
5. Make sure you wear something comfortable shoes at least for your commute.I like to wear some classic converse or plain puma’s. You can always bring a fancier pair to change into when you get to the venue.

I hope you have found this useful and remember to have fun when attending these kinds of events and soak up as much knowledge as you can.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Photographer: Kent Yu

Model: Jasmine

Hair and Makeup: Pamperistas

 

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Queen of The Carnival

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Hair and Make Up : Pamperistas

Stylist: Pamperistas

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Space Between

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Model: Natarsha Orsman

Stylist: Jennifer Whitty

Hair and Make Up: Pamperistas

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Cinderella

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Model: Jess

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Model: Rhiannon Purves

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