BE LESS PROFESSIONAL, AND MORE PERSONAL
THE SOCIALLY AWKWARD PERSON'S GUIDE TO UNPROFESSIONAL NETWORKING:
HOW TO CONNECT WHEN TRADITIONAL NETWORKING IS NOT WORKING FOR YOU
Let’s be honest, professional networking often kinda…well, sucks. What’s appealing about walking into a room full of strangers and repeatedly answering the same three questions about yourself for the next hour? If you get anxious just thinking about the crowded spaces, superficial banter, and business card swapping, join me (a confessed awkward person) for an interactive experience that will humanize the practice of meeting people for the first time. Together, we’ll try some atypical approaches to starting meaningful conversations and making authentic connections. Come prepared to meet new people and have fun doing it—even if you too are an awkward person!
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO...
Engage people in any setting and start a meaningful conversation with them.
Connect with people across lines of difference and build rapport.
Play to their natural communication strengths when meeting new people.
Follow-up and reconnect without using the boilerplate “It was a pleasure to meet you…I’d love to pick your brain” approach.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP?
Anyone who wants to get better at connecting with others. This workshop is especially good for...
Professional association conferences & meetings
Career fairs & professional development events
Corporate retreats & training events