10th November 2023

Get Your Networking Game On with Connect Live – the ultimate business event. Networking coach and public speaker, Stefan Thomas, is holding the first Connect Live! next year, an event unlike any other!

A BUSINESS show with a difference is being organised by professional speaker and networking expert Stefan Thomas. He’s the author of Business Networking For Dummies and Win The Room.

The businessman from Oxfordshire said: ‘Business shows can be one of the best places to connect with other businesses. Yet networking can be difficult and daunting and can be hard to do well.’

Get Your Networking Game On -Stefan Thomas who is staging the first Connect Live! Event on 15th May 2024 at Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton.
Stefan Thomas who is staging the first Connect Live! Event on 15th May 2024 at Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton – where you can Get Your Networking Game On

May 2024

‘For these reasons, in May 2024 I’m launching Connect Live! It’s a business show with a clear agenda to create facilitated and meaningful networking opportunities for up to 120 business owners,’ Stefan said.

Stefan will host and run the event, that will feature several speakers – names to come in due course. But of course Stefan himself will be one of them. Several sponsors are already on board.

‘This business event is unlike any other. It is a daylong event that will contain facilitated networking by me. That means you’ll make organised and effective connections with businesses that are the perfect match for your business. I will personally ensure that everyone starts having little conversations. And who knows where those conversations will lead,’ Stefan said.


One of the early sponsors of the event is Angela Roberts. Angela is founder of Cotswold Networking – an organisation with groups based in Malmesbury, Cirencester and Cheltenham.

‘I’m thrilled to be a networking sponsor of Connect Live! And I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to collaborate again with networking expert Stefan Thomas. 

‘Stefan was an amazing keynote speaker at our Cheltenham launch. So I look forward to being part of this wonderful event, helping business owners forge valuable connections to propel their businesses forward. 

‘His unmatched expertise in guiding individuals to establish productive and purposeful networking connections sets him apart. So this event will be a game-changer for all attendees.

I’m looking forward to hosting one of the networking sessions myself. So join us on this unique journey, where every conversation is a stepping stone to success.’

When and where

The event will held on Wednesday May 2024 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QH.

‘I know how daunting networking can be. To sell yourself and your business in a busy and pressured environment can feel awkward or like a transaction,’ said Stefan. ‘As an introvert, I’ve had to learn about networking. I found networking difficult and it was a skill I needed to develop and nurture. By learning this myself I have become an expert in my field.’

Stefan has written several books on the subject of confidence and networking: ‘Business Networking for Dummies’, ‘Win the Room’, and ‘Instant Networking’. All of which provide guidance around business networking and public engagement.

Stefan’s well-known phrase is  ‘big opportunities start with small conversations’.

Connect Live! is limited to 120 people. And also attending will be several members of Stefan’s private international online networking group Connect.

Stefan has been running his Connect group with members from across the UK and overseas for the several years and entrance is by invitation only. For tickets visit https://connecteventlive.co.uk

So – what are you waiting for? Go and Get Your Networking Game On!

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