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Gave this presentation on 9/14/11 at Lawrence Tech to students and business professionals.

Gave this presentation on 9/14/11 at Lawrence Tech to students and business professionals.

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10 Ways Networking is like Dating 10 Ways Networking is like Dating Presentation Transcript

  • Intro
    10 ways networking
    Is like dating
    Beverly Cornell
    Director of Awesome
    September 14, 2011
  • 3…2…1…GO!!
    1. Be Ready
    Do all the work you need to do to get on the market
    • Resume
    • Product knowledge etc.
  • Don’t sit in basement playing video games
    2. Go out on the town
    Business clubs
    Non profits
    Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+)
  • Time is precious
    3. Work the Room
    Speed date with folks
  • You only have one shot!
    4. Make a Great First impression
    • Be positive
    • Dress for the group
  • Be interested!
    5. Ask Good Questions
    People love to talk about themselves
  • But keep some mystery!!
    6. Be Interesting
    Know the industry you want to get into and have some topics ready to discuss
  • Sweet and simple
    7. Set a First Date
    Ask to get together for coffee
  • Being on time is late! Early is on time…
    8. Show Up
    Be on time
  • Surprise and Delight
    9. Be Thoughtful
    Articles or events they may like
    Open doors for them
    Law of reciprocity
  • Jump in!
    10. Commit
    Join clubs
    Get on committees
    Serve in leadership/boards
  • Beverly.Cornell@mangolanguages.com
    Twitter: @beverlycornell
    Linkedin: Beverly Cornell
    Questions