ASTDps: June 2012 Chapter Meeting
How to Survive a Networking Event
Presented by Diane Darling
When you hear the word “networking” do you cringe? Have you walked into a cocktail party and wished you hadn't? Attending events is only one aspect of being an effective networker, but for many people it’s the most difficult. During this evening chapter meeting, you will learn how to overcome natural and normal fears of walking into professional and personal events.
Diane Darling (yes, that’s her real name) tests as an introvert and will share tips and techniques you can implement immediately to gain confidence when networking. Introverts will leave knowing how to better manage an event; extroverts will learn to champion introverts and … when it may be appropriate to be quite and listen.
Join the meeting if you would like to learn:
- How to get into a conversation (and also out of one)
- What to do when you forget someone's name
- Tips to pick events that are a match for you
- Ways to best introduce yourself
- How to juggle appetizers, a drink, hand out a business card and not look foolish
- Best practices when exchanging business cards
- What not to talk about
- How to make a great first impression
- Mistakes people make and how to overcome them
- How men and women network differently and if it matters
Want to learn more about being an effective networker? Diane is offering an in-depth workshop the following morning, Wednesday, June 20, at the 2100 Building. Details will be posted very soon! Watch www.astdps.org for registration information.
About the Presenter
Diane Darling joins us from ASTD of Greater Boston where she is the Co-President. She is principal consultant for Effective Networking, Inc., and founded the company on the premise that everyone can learn to network, they just need to find their own style.
As the author of “The Networking Survival Guide” and “Networking for Career Success,” Diane is published in seven languages. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News, in The Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. She has lived in the Philippines, Thailand, Indiana, and now Boston, Massachusetts. Her travels include all seven continents and nearly 60 countries.
5:30-6:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments, networking
6:00-7:15 p.m. Announcements and presentation
7:15-7:30 p.m. Networking
2100 – 24th Ave
Seattle, WA 98144
Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. At that time we are no longer able to accept pre-registrations.
Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.
The meeting fees at the door are: Members - $20, Non Members $30.