Networking 101: The Key Steps to Making Successful Connections



  • Part of the Networking Soup to Nuts Series

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    Networking Soup to Nuts Series

    Still don’t get it, networking for fun and profit. Here is the first 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

    Networking 101

    Here at last is a total overview of the essentials of business networking to grow a career or generate business deals. Gain an understanding of how to build successful connections and relationships, to meet any business goal or objective.

    • How to determine realistic networking goals to eliminate procrastination or avoid burn-out
    • Learn how to build a networking database that categorizes and leverages contacts ongoing
    • Learn the art of cultivating successful relationships and contacts
    • Effectively use both live and online venues for networking
    • Begin to develop, set-up and work a step by step networking plan


    Future Networking Soup to Nuts Events

    Wed, Aug 11 - Working a Room: Effective Tactics that Anybody Can Use

    Wed, Sep 29 - Influence Networking: A Strategic Roadmap to Change Careers, Find a Job, or Penetrate a Business Sector

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

    Continue to check website for date.


    Speaker 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 for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.

    To register by phone please call (408) 494-8378.