Events

The Job Seekers Toolkit

Recently a friend asked me to help her prepare a workshop.  The workshop was aimed at job seekers and how they can best use networking to help them get the job they want. Every job seeking campaign, as with every marketing and sales campaign relies on these four elements: Strategies. Targeting. Techniques and tools. Practice. …

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Lessons from the line at a networking event

“Hi, I’m here for the networking event.” “Sure. Are you a member of non-member?  Non-members are $15.” “Ok. Here’s my credit card.” “Sorry. We only take cash or a check.” This last line was followed by silence.  A long silence. In this day and age of Square and PayPal and other mobile POS solutions, they …

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A Working Formula for a Networking Happy Hour

Creating the right environment for your peers, colleagues, friends and acquaintances in which to interact can be a tall order.  Creating that same environment as a way to recruit new members adds to the challenge. Over the past few years, the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) have created a simple …

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Networking By Association

A few quick facts to remember when using associations to build and navigate your network: Find Attend Serve First, find those professional associations that meet your needs and fit with your strategy. Plus, hanging with people you know and like is a healthy thing. Attend. You’ve joined, now be a part of the programs. Attend …

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Networking events this week: June 14-18, 2010

There are a number of networking events to take part in this week in the Dallas area. If I’ve missed anything, let me know, but here’s a good group to consider among many others (can’t cover them all, but hope to hit the high spots): Wednesday, 6/16, you could be kept busy morning and night. …

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