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Sam Rathling
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Sam is considered one of Ireland’s best networkers, having built her businesses entirely through networking, word of mouth marketing, online reputation and referrals. Sam is the Founder and Managing Director of Expect Talent, a unique recruitment business specialising in high-volume recruitment across all European languages.

Sam is a dynamic, driven and ambitious entrepreneur. She started her first business aged 28, and in less than 6 years has created a multi-million turnover company. When she moved to Ireland she knew just one person – her husband!

Sam speaks internationally on the subject of networking, delivering engaging and captivating presentations to audiences across the world. Her story inspires and motivates people to engage with networking in a completely different way.

She helps business owners to gain significant results with both face-to-face and onlin, by sharing hands-on experience, top tips and great methods to build the ultimate network.

As a BNI Director in Ireland South & West, and a key member of the BNI European Director Training team she helps and supports members of BNI to grow their business through the power of “Givers Gain”®.


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Saying ‘Thank You’ is one of the most powerful and effective ways to generate business and stand out from the crowd. I still remember receiving my first hand-written thank you card from someone who I had given a referral to.  It had a positive quote on the inside and a customised picture specific to their business on the
ShareRegardless of the size of your existing network and type of business you are in, you cannot beat face to face relationship building and word of mouth marketing for growing your business. You just never know who people know, and how well they know them.  Your next best client could be secured at the next networking event you attend.
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