Opportunities for Networking

networking-imageKeith Ferrazzi writes that, “The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity“.

At some time we have all had to sit through a hard-sell presentation.  “Have I got a deal for you!”  Let’s face it, there is nothing attractive about that in-your-face model of business development.

Our sincere belief is that enduring and truly valuable commercial relationships evolve with time and require mutual trust and respect. The starting point is listening.  What is your business about, and do we have synergies that mean that working together would be mutually beneficial?

Our professional reputation is at stake by the people who we recommend to you, and so we will only recommend to you people whom we respect.

We are committed to creating opportunities for our clients to meet and network.  We act for some great clients and individuals, and more often than not, when we all get together, there are many good things to discuss and share, which are of mutual benefit.  Sometimes this will lead to paying work, but more importantly, it will always lead to increased understanding and the opportunity for each of us to improve our own businesses.  All that this approach requires is that we are generous with each other’s time, and that we value each other.

We offer quarterly boardroom briefings. Each briefing runs for approximately one hour and allows time for questions at the end.  Our briefings are run by experienced lawyers of our firm who are knowledgeable about the subject they are presenting.  We cover a broad range of topics.  Briefings are held either early morning or late afternoon with light refreshments included.  Our sessions are attended by a range of professionals and business owners and provide an excellent opportunity to network and meet new people.  If you would like to join us at our briefings and receive an invitation to attend, please email Janice Martin and she will ensure you receive an invite to our next briefing.

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We also have networking lunches and drinks events throughout the year.  We also hold a number of boardroom lunches where we bring together clients with mutual interests to discuss industry developments.   By participating in these various events, participants always meet others with mutual interests and come away richer for the experience.

If you would like to get involved in some of our networking events, please email Janice Martin on jmartin@avlawyers.com.au, and she will make sure you receive updates as events come up.


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