Tech Women: 12 Rules of Effective Networking: Making Connections Matter



  • 12 RULES OF EFFECTIVE NETWORKING:  Making Connections Matter

    Today, more than ever, your network can make a powerful contribution to your net worth.

    Based on her popular book, I'm at a Networking Event—Now What???: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Any Networking Event, Sandy Jones-Kaminski will share practical advice and best practices on what to do and what not to do while you’re working to grow and nurture your professional network.

    Through this interactive presentation, you will learn how to make quality connections, cultivate relationships, expand your circle of influence through networking events and create good "social capital." You'll also receive the latest information on popular online networking tools (i.e., LinkedIn®) that will promote new contacts and connections. 

    As a special bonus, Sandy will be selling and signing copies of her book and will also award a copy to one lucky attendee. (To increase the odds of being selected, study her favorite quotes about networking.)

    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

    Key Takeaways

    •    Four myths about networking

    •    How to begin a conversation by asking something other than "So, what do you do?"

    •    Understanding the link between networking and cultivating your personal brand

    •    How to approach networking as community service rather than as annoying self-promotion


    Sandy Jones-Kaminski is a Bay Area-based national speaker, trainer and marketing and business development consultant. She’s also the author of a #1 pick on a 2010 business book wish list, I'm at a Networking Event—Now What???: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Any Networking Event. Sandy believes that networking builds healthier, stronger business environments and as the Chief Connecting Officer of Bella Domain Media, she shares her strategies for effective networking, maximizing LinkedIn® and personal branding via keynotes, webinars, panels, private consultations, her blog, and workshops. She’s been interviewed and quoted by Successful Women Talk, Bankrate, You're Hired!, Fox, MSNBC, and other media outlets. You can follow her on Twitter (@sandyjk) and learn more on her website.




    6:00 - 6:45 p.m Registration & Networking

    6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation