F@#k Small Talk – How to Get the Most Out of Networking: This Week In Weddings – Episode 108

F@#k Small Talk – How to Get the Most Out of Networking: This Week In Weddings – Episode 108

Networking can be a critical way to get you and your business noticed and connected in the wedding industry. But sometimes networking can be awkward. How much can you really discuss the weather?! In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting about networking tips to go beyond small talk to make genuine connections.

About our guest:

Sam is a Drummer, Band Leader and Sales guy with The In10City Band. Originally from Australia, Sam relocated to the States in 2014 and had to start from scratch. He didn’t know a single person in the Events industry, in fact, he didn’t even have one single friend or connection when he moved here.

In his mid-twenties Sam became the Store Manager for Australia’s largest Musical Instrument Retailer, Billy Hyde Music. He was the youngest Store Manager in company history by 15 years!

Sam played in a few cover bands in Perth, some big ones too and had now found his identity. A Retail Operations Manager by day, Rock drummer by night!

The In10City Band has grown to become one of the most booked bands in Texas, with 9 In10City bands, almost 2,000 gigs under their belt and the 2019 winner of the NACE ‘Best Entertainment Award’ and the American Association of Wedding Planners ‘Favorite Band.’In this episode, listeners will hear about:

  • Sam’s background as a musician
  • How Sam moved to the United States and built a network when he knew absolutely no one in the city
  • The mindset Sam tries to have when attending networking events
  • Sam’s tips for open-ended questions to ask to get a conversation started

Want to connect with Sam?

2 comments on “F@#k Small Talk – How to Get the Most Out of Networking: This Week In Weddings – Episode 108
  1. Ashlee says:

    Intense laughter for most of this one! Annie, you should bring that beautiful accent out more. It’s always so fun to try not to let the Aussie twang shift to British. I have the hardest time with that. Loved this episode mainly because you all are such amazing faces to see in the crowd at these events. Kimberly, I’ve always appreciated how real you are out of the gate. Authenticity, vulnerability, and seeing these professionals as peers just hustling and struggling same as the next person makes networking tolerable. Thanks for the laughs today y’all… now I need to go find a whataburger.

    1. Kimberly says:

      Thanks for being such a loyal listener, Ashlee, and for the sweet words!!

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