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Networking & Outreach

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A presentation given to the Turing School of Software & Design based in Denver, Colorado covering strategies and techniques for branding, networking events, and cold outreach.

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Networking & Outreach

  1. 1. NETWORKING & OUTREACH CHRIS HOUGH
  2. 2. NETWORKING & OUTREACH BRANDING ▸ LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Meetup… ▸ Avatars, Messaging, Style. Each platform should be unique. ▸ Authenticity. ▸ Listen first. Speak second. ▸ Connect with others inside and outside your perspective. ▸ Not a perfect science. “Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton
  3. 3. NETWORKING & OUTREACH NETWORKING EVENTS ▸ Everyone is afraid. ▸ You are not alone. ▸ Introverts and Extroverts. ▸ ROI of your time. ▸ Authenticity. ▸ Come prepared. ▸ Get connected. “Attaching your own happiness or sadness to somebody’s else’s actions is the quickest way to lose.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
  4. 4. NETWORKING & OUTREACH COLD OUTREACH ▸ Always be networking. ▸ Utilize your friend’s networks. ▸ GIVE before you ASK. ▸ Have an elevator pitch. ▸ Minimize Random. ▸ Always be smiling. “Success Is Going from Failure to Failure Without Losing Your Enthusiasm” — Winston Churchill
  5. 5. AMA NETWORKING & OUTREACH

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