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Kent Lewis on Networking in the Digital Age

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Kent Lewis, founder and president of Anvil Media in Portland, OR shares his unique system for growing his network from one to thousands. Learn his techniques in this presentation shared at the …

Kent Lewis, founder and president of Anvil Media in Portland, OR shares his unique system for growing his network from one to thousands. Learn his techniques in this presentation shared at the pdxMindShare event on January 15, 2014.

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    • 1. Networking in the Digital Age @KentjLewis Founder @pdxMindShare President @AnvilMedia
    • 2. About Me About Me
    • 3. Agenda Develop a networking philosophy Preparing for a networking event Working a networking event Resources Q&A
    • 4. Developing a Philosophy 4
    • 5. Time is Money
    • 6. Input = Output
    • 7. Get Social (Media)
    • 8. LinkedIn
    • 9. Provide value early & often
    • 10. Build a relationship of connectors
    • 11. Volunteer
    • 12. Become a connector
    • 13. Earn or ask for referrals
    • 14. Favors are currency
    • 15. Create your own opportunities
    • 16. Care & feeding required
    • 17. Provide value in every interaction
    • 18. Reciprocity is a powerful tool
    • 19. Building a network takes a lifetime
    • 20. Preparing for an Event 20
    • 21. Evaluate events thoroughly
    • 22. Create a game plan (w/ wingman)
    • 23. Develop an elevator pitch
    • 24. Socialize your business card
    • 25. Be prepared
    • 26. Dress appropriately
    • 27. Working an Event 27
    • 28. Make a strong first impression
    • 29. Break the ice
    • 30. More is better…?
    • 31. Listen and learn
    • 32. Find common interests
    • 33. Help before asking for help
    • 34. Follow-up immediately
    • 35. Conclusion Your time is money, use it thoughtfully Do your homework Make a strong first impression Start simple “What’s your story?” Provide value early in every relationship The more you put in, the more you get out Be patient, building a network takes a lifetime
    • 36. Resources & Next Steps Articles, ideas and more 36
    • 37. Resources Referral-based Networking, Portland Style Essential Guide to Creating a Social Media Savvy Resume 5 to a Successful Career in Search Engine Marketing 10 For Optimizing Your Online Persona How to Become a Social Media Guru in 3 Easy Steps
    • 38. Next Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Follow us @AnvilMedia & @pdxMindShare Read related articles in Anvil’s Article section Sign up for MindShare’s weekly email newsletter Stick around for tonight’s networking event! Share your feedback & ideas for future workshops
    • 39. Questions? @KentjLewis President & Founder @AnvilMedia kent@anvilmediacom 39