Networking is about building relationships with people who are usually in the same workplace, industry or have the same interests; it is the perfect way to meet new people and gain new knowledge. Networking is especially important at corporate events where creating new relationships can increase sales and improve the quality of your business. Here are our top tips on using furniture to encourage networking at any event.
1. Utilize Round Tables
Rectangular tables limit conversations to one or two people whereas round tables allow conversation to open up between multiple people or give guests more choice on who they network with. Our round trestle tables are available in a range of sizes; a 6ft round table can seat up to 8-10 people or for a smaller area our 3ft round table can seat 2-4 people. As another popular option, the chrome bistro table is perfect for outdoor dining areas and indoor coffee breaks.
2. Create Casual Networking Areas
Casual lounge areas at an event encourage networking as these areas are smaller and allow guests to make deeper conversation and connections. Our chesterfield sofas are extremely comfortable and sophisticated so they will be sure to attract guests. For a more professional look, our Corbusier sofas make the perfect lounge solution.
3. Private Spaces for One-On-One Discussions
For corporate events, consider more private areas for one-on-one conversations and small meetings. Our square bistro tables have room for two seats and are ideal for one-on-one discussions. For meeting rooms, our modular tables are available in a range of sizes and colours and can be teamed with other tables to adapt to any space.
4. Poseur Tables for Speed Networking
A popular way to encourage networking at events is to set up a speed networking area with poseur tables and stools for quick and effective conversation. Our plastic stacking stools are a popular choice for networking events and can be hired in white or black. We stock poseur tables in a range of styles and colours with our glass poseur table creating a stylish and modern look while our tolix poseur table is great for a trendy and unique event look.
Networking not only improves knowledge but it can help boost confidence and increase communication skills. Use furniture in the right way to encourage networking at your next event.
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