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Networking That Works… For You!
October 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDTFree
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO ACTIVE 1871 MEMBERS.
Whether you’re looking to identify a potential investor, grow your customer base, or simply establish the relationships that will move your product or service forward, you need to be intentional about building your network. Too often, people approach networking as a necessary evil, rather than as the enjoyable, productive experience it truly can be. This session will uncover how to build a valuable professional network in a way that works for your unique communication and personality style.
Benefits of Attending:
* Participants will learn the building blocks of effective networking
* Participants will identify with the potential strengths and limitations of their personality style
* Participants will create a basic value statement / elevator pitch
* Participants will hear from self-proclaimed introverts, who have made networking work for them
* Participants will leave with specific strategies for starting/ending casual conversations and building genuine rapport
Erich Kurschat (www.linkedin.com/in/erichkurschat) is a seasoned corporate human resources professional, dynamic DiSC instructor, and founder of the HR coaching and consulting company Harmony Insights (www.harmonyinsights.com). Erich helps founders and startups navigate diverse personality styles to enhance communication skills, increase productivity, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. For more than 16 years, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders, via company workshops and one-on-one coaching, to get the most out of themselves and their teams. He facilitates a process of learning that is at once deeply introspective, highly interactive, and immediately applicable.
Megan Colins (www.linkedin.com/in/meganacolins) is the current Global Head of Operations at Loop (www.loopworks.com), a technology firm providing a complete end-to-end mobile recruitment and engagement solution for clients across North America, Europe and APAC. Megan is an accomplished professional with a diversified portfolio of experiences sales planning and internal/RPO business operations with subject matter expertise in ATS/CRM configuration and RPO process analysis, design and implementation. Her analytical nature and knowledge of systems make for the ability to translate business processes across various industries. Since 2009, Megan has acted as an SME on Mobile and recruiting systems as board advisor to Loop’s executive team actively involved in designing Loop candidate engagement tools. Passionate about Loop’s value proposition, Megan is dedicated to delivering Loop’s innovative solutions across the globe.