Networking – Non Valley 2008

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My talk on how to network and my advice about useful business cards, originally created for presentation in an Ignite format event (20 slides in 5 minutes)

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Networking – Non Valley 2008

  1. 1. A few words from Shannon Clark
  2. 2. Crowded rooms. Usually nametags w/company. Lots of scanning. Taught to spend no more than 2 minutes before moving on. “ speed networking” All about what can you do for me…
  3. 3. Same room. Very different results. Starting with goal. Networking is about giving.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and clear </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Parties and events are the starting point, not the end </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Parties and events are the starting point, not the end </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT quid-pro-quo </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Parties and events are the starting point, not the end </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT quid-pro-quo </li></ul><ul><li>Know what to ask for and ask for it </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Listen, really listen </li></ul><ul><li>Network to give </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Parties and events are the starting point, not the end </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT quid-pro-quo </li></ul><ul><li>Know what to ask for and ask for it </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul><ul><li>Write notes immediately </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul><ul><li>Write notes immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Discard immediately (as needed) </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul><ul><li>Write notes immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Discard immediately (as needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide context </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul><ul><li>Write notes immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Discard immediately (as needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide context </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to digital quickly </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Make your card useful </li></ul><ul><li>Write notes immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Discard immediately (as needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide context </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to digital quickly </li></ul><ul><li>And don’t forget – Networking is about giving </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>This talk is based on two posts to my blog+ years of experiences at 100’s of events </li></ul><ul><li>Please visit: </li></ul><ul><li>shannonclark.wordpress.com/tag/networking </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Nearness Function </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising that gets you closer </li></ul><ul><li>Shannon Clark </li></ul><ul><li>Partner and co-founder </li></ul><ul><li>e. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>c. 1.510.333.0295 </li></ul><ul><li>skype /twitter. rycaut </li></ul><ul><li>blog. http://shannonclark.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>1706 Church St. #1125 San Francisco, CA 94131 </li></ul>

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