Beyond Small Talk 

In my book, co-authored with Fraser Hay, Business Networking: Beyond Small Talk - How to Transform Your Life, Career and Business with Random Dialogues we introduce you to different strategies, tactics, and ideas to assist you in starting, joining, and hosting your own random dialogues and conversations to unlock your networking potential and to create new opportunities in your life, career, or business.

Fraser and I have been active networkers online and offline for many years. Fraser runs a Facebook group with over 2000 members. In addition to organising and running BUZZ business networking events in Guildford, Random Dialogue speaking events, and co-founding Burpham Wellfest, I’ve recently been elected as a local Councillor after campaigning and engaging individuals and business owners in my constituency using some of the tactics we share.

For both of us, random dialogues are spontaneous, unpredictable, and thought-provoking conversations that can occur at planned offline business networking events, live online events or local social events and can often lead to new perspectives, connections, and insights. 

They bring people from different backgrounds and experiences together to explore ideas, challenge assumptions, and share stories. With random dialogues in my Facebook group and at business networking events, you never know what topics will arise, who you will meet, or what you will learn, but you can be sure that it will be a unique and enriching experience.

So how much would 1, 3 or 7 new conversations mean to you in your life, career and business?