The Art of Networking

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This was delivered at NASPA Region 1's Fall Conference, for undergraduate students. Along with Dr. Hank Parkinson, the students were challenged to think about the importance of networking and some keys to getting the most of your short time meeting new people.

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  • What is your objective when Networking and meeting people? Why should they meet you? Knowing who will be at the event Appropriate Attire Answers to basic questions: why are you here? Prepare like an interview….. Do your homework!
  • Human Likert Scale Questions: [AGREE or DISAGREE] I enjoy introducing myself to strangers. I am more comfortable in groups rather than 1:1 I know what my “hot button” topics are Polleverywhere Slide: What are the things you fear the most about meeting people for the first time? Not being liked? Not being taken seriously? Awkward Silence? That these people are smarter than I am!
  • Face to Face? Giving name? Handshake? Speaking slowly? Food involved? Keeping conversation appropriate….
  • To eat or not to eat? Always keep a hand free….. Business cards Cell phone – distractions…….
  • Following up with people, how will utilize your meetings? Mental notes…..
  • The Art of Networking

    1. 1. Hank Parkinson, Ed.D. and Ed Cabellon, M.S. NASPA – Region 1 Fall Conference November 8, 2009 http://lteinc.net
    2. 2. Introductions http://aprilbroussard.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/social-networking.jpg What You Will Learn Today
    3. 3. What is your Goal?
    4. 4. How Well Do You Know Yourself?
    5. 5. HOW
    6. 6. Do you seem DISTRACTED? Do you have ONE HAND FREE? Do you have a CARD?
    7. 7. Wrapping It Up / Closing
    8. 8. Thank You NASPA! Become a Fan of LTE Consulting: http://facebook.com/ LTEConsulting Hank Parkinson, Ed.D. and Ed Cabellon, M.S. NASPA – Region 1 Fall Conference Nov ember 8, 2009 http://lteinc.net

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