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 pdxMindShare event on January 15, 2014.

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  • Kent Lewis on Networking in the Digital Age

    1. 1. Networking in the Digital Age @KentjLewis Founder @pdxMindShare President @AnvilMedia
    2. 2. About Me About Me
    3. 3. Agenda Develop a networking philosophy Preparing for a networking event Working a networking event Resources Q&A
    4. 4. Developing a Philosophy 4
    5. 5. Time is Money
    6. 6. Input = Output
    7. 7. Get Social (Media)
    8. 8. LinkedIn
    9. 9. Provide value early & often
    10. 10. Build a relationship of connectors
    11. 11. Volunteer
    12. 12. Become a connector
    13. 13. Earn or ask for referrals
    14. 14. Favors are currency
    15. 15. Create your own opportunities
    16. 16. Care & feeding required
    17. 17. Provide value in every interaction
    18. 18. Reciprocity is a powerful tool
    19. 19. Building a network takes a lifetime
    20. 20. Preparing for an Event 20
    21. 21. Evaluate events thoroughly
    22. 22. Create a game plan (w/ wingman)
    23. 23. Develop an elevator pitch
    24. 24. Socialize your business card
    25. 25. Be prepared
    26. 26. Dress appropriately
    27. 27. Working an Event 27
    28. 28. Make a strong first impression
    29. 29. Break the ice
    30. 30. More is better…?
    31. 31. Listen and learn
    32. 32. Find common interests
    33. 33. Help before asking for help
    34. 34. Follow-up immediately
    35. 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. 36. Resources & Next Steps Articles, ideas and more 36
    37. 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. 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. 39. Questions? @KentjLewis President & Founder @AnvilMedia kent@anvilmediacom 39

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