How to Follow-up, Keep in Touch and Grow Your Network



  • Part four of the Networking Soup to Nuts Series

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.


    Networking Soup to Nuts Series

    Still don’t get it, networking for fun and profit. Here is the final event in a four-part Networking Soup to Nuts series guaranteed to create mastery of the networking process from making the first contact, working a room, to following up and keeping in touch.



    Patti Wilson, Managing Principal of Founder, The Wednesdayjobgroup, a 2000 member online networking group


    Presentation Overview

    How to Follow-up, Keep in Touch and Grow Your Network

    In a global economy, our career and business survival may hinge on our ability to develop, maintain and utilize professional connections over time. The typical complaints of business people about maintaining a network is the lack of time, momentum and ways to stay in touch with valuable relationships and connections. Issues covered will include:

    • How to develop and leverage a top 30 core group of contacts to grow a career or business
    • How to renew long-lost contacts gracefully
    • Devising a systematic stay-in-touch timeline and reward system for favors exchanged
    • Easy effective techniques to keep in touch with various degrees of intensity
    • Leveraging the strength of weak ties and the Internet to grow a network
    • Find out how to go from connecting with strangers to calling on friends


    Speakers Bio

    Patti Wilson

    Patti Wilson, Founder, The Career Company Patti Wilson, owner of the Career Company. empowers individuals with her expert knowledge, inspiration and motivation to go after and get the rewards and fulfillment they want in their work lives. This year, Patti has been interviewed by CBS's Early Show, PBS Radio's California Report, KGO and KPIX TV, NBC3's Business News, Fortune Magazine, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News.

    Featured as a resource in "What Color is Your Parachute" since 1988,and with a Masters Degree in Career Development, Patti has coached literally thousands of Bay Area professionals to choose the perfect career, find the right job and thrive in any workplace. She has worked for Fortune 500 Bay Area companies in human resources as an Employment Manager at Sun Microsystems as well in recruiting at Apple and AMD and a director in career services at Santa Clara University.


    Event Logistics



    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378


    11:45am - 12:00pm Registration

    12:00-2:00pm Presentation

    Cost (Refreshments included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)

    $15 SDForum Members

    $30 Non-members

    Pre-registration is no longer available.
    Please register at the door.

    To register by phone please call (408) 494-8378. To register on-line, please visit the link below.