Mind Your Language

Posted: | In: Events, The Oyster Club

Following yet another rant about swearing on social media, I am reminded of a blog I wrote a little while ago. Here it is, because I haven’t changed my mind… Reading a delightful vintage book on Etiquette the other day reminded me of how the English language is constantly changing and developing. The book is written in

On Networking #99

Posted: | In: The Oyster Club

Are You Networking Like a Cynic?   Have you ever met a Cynic while out networking? Watch out; they could be attending the very event you are at, with great reluctance. They know that they ought to try out a networking event, although they cannot understand what the point of it is.   Often, someone

Your First Impression Online

Posted: | In: The Oyster Club

In the virtual world, a place where we seem to live more and more, I am surprised at the lack of care and attention to presenting a suitable personal/public image. Some experts say that we form our assessment of people when first meeting them by as much as ninety-seven percent, on appearance alone. If that

Networking #100

Posted: | In: Black Pearl, Seed Pearl, The Oyster Club

 “The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.” *  Networking at Seminars and Conferences Part One. Are You Networking Like A Lovelorn Puppy?   I like to think of myself as *Desmonderella Morris. He of course, is the famous human sociobiologist, and I do not have a single ology to my


Posted: | In: Cultured Pearl

Last night’s Cultured Pearl Salon was completely fascinating. Psychosexual and relationship therapist Shanta Gyanchand gave an insightful talk and then led a most stimulating discussion on the subject of monogamy. Is serial monogamy (as opposed to lifetime) really a better outcome for women who have been cast aside for another? In poligamous relationships that woman would

Tanya Rennick

The Seed Pearl Club

Posted: | In: Events, Seed Pearl, The Oyster Club

“This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do

Andy Lopata

Guest Blog from Andy Lopata

Posted: | In: Black Pearl, Events

Mr Networker, Andy Lopota shares his experience of meeting Camila Batmanghelidjh at the Black Pearl Club. “Christmas is coming and for most of us it means time spent with the family, exchanging presents and relaxing in a warm and friendly environment. Not everyone is so lucky though and it is important to remember those who don’t

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