Take the Fear out of Meeting New Business Contacts
Contributed/Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
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August 23, 2015 - 3:43 PM
Every business person has to constantly widen his or her network of contacts. Growing a business is key to ongoing success.
What if, however, you would really rather not go to that After Hours event? Or you go, but know you’ll spend some quality time talking to people you already know, people you already do business with.
You explain away your insecurities to yourself as “reinforcing business relationships”. And you’re right, that is important.
But mixing in at least 10% or 20% new contacts on an ongoing basis will keep your ideas fresh, your viewpoints expanding, your knowledge growing, and your business thriving.
Here is a professionally developed seminar led by professionals in the business who can give you diverse and strong networking skills for work and life.
You’ll learn how to ask “What do you do?” without it sounding like a come-on, or a sales pitch lead-in. Everyone faces these challenges. If you’re an introvert, the challenges are even greater as networking events are not your ‘happy place.’
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hosts over 60 events a year for its members and non-members. Hosting this seminar is a way to ensure its members figure out the intricacies of networking – this is a proprietary training system, taught by Canadian experts.
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac and Judy Thomson teach this professional development program, which is based on Shepa Learning Company’s best-selling book WORK THE POND! The program is interactive and participants are given tactical and practical skills which they can put into use immediately.
This session also raises confidence levels and conversation skills. Introverts will learn strategies to be better networkers and even good networkers will take it up a notch. Participants will be given a set of habits to help them build their network and build their business.
Who should attend? Entrepreneurs who want to build their business; employees who want to network more effectively inside and outside their organization; young professionals who want to enhance their career opportunities; and, leaders who want to create more engaged, well-networked organizations.
The seminar runs from 9:30 until noon on Thursday, September 17 at the Gateway Room of the Lake City Casino on Water Street at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. Registration includes a copy of WORK THE POND!, which has been called “the connector’s handbook”.
For more information or to register, go to the Chamber website.
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