Hints & Tips

Want to make the most of Books & Networking? Here are some hints and tips to help you - some of these may be obvious, some will be a reminder, and others will be new!

Bring plenty of business cards!

Meetings will be small groups - however we recommend bringing extra business cards - someone at the meeting may have a contact who could either help you, or who you could help, so they can take extra business cards to pass on.

Worried about networking?

Don't be! These are small groups, and you are among friends!

Chances are you are not the only person nervous about networking either.

Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Whether you don't know what something means, you need advice or there is something you need help with, don't be afraid to ask questions at the meeting.


Basic refreshments (e.g. tea, coffee and water) will be available at most of our meetings - although please check the event page for further info.

You don't need to bring your book.

You don't need to bring the book you are currently reading with you.

Some people find it helpful and easier to have the book with them while talking about it.

Not reading a book at the moment?

Don't worry! You are still welcome to attend - perhaps you could talk about the last book you read, or ask for a recommendation!

Car share!

If travelling is an issue (e.g. you are travelling from outside Aberdeen), you could car share with other people who are attending!

Remember to add to your diary.

Events are normally advertised a few months beforehand - so plenty of opportunity to get the days in your diary.

If you have booked to attend, remember to add the event to your diary so you remember!

No longer able to attend?

Please try to avoid cancelling if possible - as spaces for events are limited!

If you can no longer attend, you are welcome to send a substitute - either someone from your business or a contact.

What you make it!

As fairly new events, an exciting part of Books & Networking is that the meetings are what the people who attend make them.

If there's anything you'd like to see at future meetings, let us know!

Get to know other people!

Don't just walk away with a stack of business cards - this is a great opportunity to get to know other businesses and the people behind them.

Take action and carry out steps.

Its easy to say we'll do something and forget, or read a book and place it back on the bookcase. Follow up after the meeting, carry out the goals from the books you have read, and do the stuff you said you'll do!

Any category of book welcome

Whether you read business, personal development, specific books for your sector or other non-fiction - if they help your work or business they are all welcome to be discussed at our events and group.


During the pandemic, we followed all COVID-19 and social distancing measures.

Remember to follow up!

Remember to follow up with any new contacts you meet - for example send them an e-mail after the meeting and connect on LinkedIn.