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This presentation will provide tips and techniques for all introverts, overwhelmed and under-connected people that are hesitant to meet people. Networking enables you to accomplish that goal and ...

This presentation will provide tips and techniques for all introverts, overwhelmed and under-connected people that are hesitant to meet people. Networking enables you to accomplish that goal and develop contacts that could help achieve your potential. Networking is the art of building and maintaining connections for shared and positive outcomes.

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    • National Postal Forum April 1 – 4, 2012 Orlando, FLTitle: Networking 101: Get Connected … Stay ConnectedScheduled For: Tuesday, April 3 – Tallahassee 7:45 am – 8:45 amPresented By: James P. Mullan, CMDSM, EMCM, MDC Oce Business Services Marlene O’Hare, CMDSM Linde North America, Inc.
    • 3 ng 1 01 orki  1. What is networking? Ne tw 2. Who can network?  3. Why network?  4. Where do you network?  5. When do you network?  6. How do you network?
    • 4 t is n g? Wh a  Networking is the art of orki building and maintaining connections for shared positivenet w outcomes.  Real networking is connecting.  Connect – to become joined; to have or establish a rapport.
    • 5 t is a o rk?  Usually, an informally connected group or association of persons.  These associations can be Wh an etw personal relationships with friends, family, and others you meet in an informal gathering.  They can be business relationships you develop with vendors, customers, supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, peers, and competitors you encounter during the course of your career.
    • 6 ca n o rk?  Anyone can network. Whon etw  Networking is something that anyone and everyone can learn.  Networking is something that anyone and everyone should learn.
    • Who can network? erts verts I ntrov Extro Inner directed  Outer directed Think to talk  Talk to think Energize alone  Energize with others Enjoy few stimuli  Enjoy simultaneous stimuli Need concentration  Need diversions Focus on thoughts and ideas  Focus on people and events Prefer one-on-one discussion  Prefer group discussions Value privacy  Value public sharing
    • 8 o rk? Networking allows you to achieve your potential. netw  Find a new job  Achieve a promotion  Make a new professional contactWh y  Make a new personal  Sell a product or service contact  Write a book  Improve the world  Seal a deal  Expand your influence  Improve collaboration  Build a reputation  Achieve your dream  Grow a business  Etc., etc.
    • 9 o you o rk?  Work  Conferences and trade shows n etw re d  Training sessionsWhe  Career and job fairs  Social situations  Online - the Internet  Everywhere!
    • 10 you o rk? n do n etw  All the time  With anyone and everyoneWhe  Anywhere and everywhere
    • 11 u o rk? do yo n etw  Positive attitude  Visual contactHow  Seek common ground  Be interested, not interesting  Be polite  Follow-up
    • 12 How do you network… …using the Internet?  Advantages  Disadvantages  Discussion Boards  Social Networking sites  LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,  Mailing Lists  Networking Netiquette
    • 13 Techniques To Build and Expand Your Career Network 1. Ask members of your current network for referrals. 2. Join professional or trade organizations. 3. Attend professional or trade meetings, shows, etc. 4. Volunteer 5. Attend networking events
    • 14 Techniques To Build and Expand Your Career Network 6. Contact former professors, college alumni association, and career services office. 7. Join or ramp up your activities on social and professional networking sites. 8. Join or start a job club. 9. Conduct informational interviews.10. Contact former co-workers, vendors, customers, clients, and peers.
    • 15 Networking 101 Questions ? Comments ?Thank YouJames P. Mullan --- Marlene O’Hare
    • 16 Contact InformationJames P. Mullan, CMDSM, EMCM, MDC Marlene O’Hare, CMDSMNational Operations Manager Supervisor Office ServicesOce Business Services, Inc. Linde North America, Inc.Chubb & Son 575 Mountain Avenue15 Mountain View Road Murray Hill, NJ 07974Warren, NJ 07059 908-771-1275 office908-903-2869 office 908-906-4961 cell201-779-9355 cell 908-771-1701 fax908-903-2027 fax marlene.o’hare@linde.comjmullan@chubb.com