October 18, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Networking with a Purpose -- Developing the Art of Networking
Paul Collins of Jordan-Webb is a nationally-known speaker on the topic of networking. He believes in networking with a purpose. This networking presentation/workshop will be different from what you may have previously experienced. This session will help you learn about your own networking style and capabilities and you'll learn about resources around you that are readily available and essential for networking. You will use an interactive process to ferret out things and develop skills that will help you make better use of your own networking time with others.
The Entrepreneurial Roundtable is for business owners as well as those who are interested in acquiring, starting or running a business. Programs feature successful entrepreneurs or experts in growing businesses who speak on topics such as ideas for new businesses, building a management team, locating financing, developing a market and growing through acquisition.
A major part of the Roundtable meetings is learning to build resource networks. Successful entrepreneurs have usually developed networks of contacts and resources that they can draw upon. You too can learn (and practice) their networking techniques. Come prepared to describe what particular resources you are looking for and on what topics you might be a network contact. Put it into a 30-second self-introduction. As you drive to the Roundtable meeting, practice your self-introduction. At the Roundtable, try to meet at least two people who might be resources for you in the future and one person you could assist. After 3-4 meetings, you'll be amazed at the network that you have developed.
Pizza and soda are served at each meeting.