Career Series: Mastering Influence Networking



  • Have you made the best use of your network? Do you want to increase your network of influential people? Don't miss this chance to hear from Patti Wilson on getting results from your network.

    Now open to non-members!


    Patti Wilson (bio), Founder, The Career Company

    Have you already been networking with little to show for it? Nowadays everyone has used and worn out their list of contacts and referrals trying to open doors to new jobs or business opportunities. Most of us have become fairly competent in making contacts at different functions, joining online e-groups and attending professional organizations to build networking connections. However, in a down economy, business and job opportunities are much more difficult to come by. With everyone doing the same thing how can you get good leads, doors opened, and the right connections?

    Go forth from this presentation with an entirely new strategic approach that will literally transform your results. You will learn a system to leverage existing contacts, generate spontaneous leads and create access to key decision-makers for business and job opportunities. This presentation goes beyond the networking basics (working a room, making cold calls) to help you build rich, rewarding relationships that will extend and expand in ever-wider circles of influence, as you need them. Learn from career expert, Patti Wilson, the Career Company's proprietary methodology that really works, not just for now, but also for your career life.

    Speaker Bio


    Patti Wilson, Founder, The Career Company

    With a Masters Degree in Career Development, Patti Wilson, owner of the Career Company has helped literally thousands of Bay Area professionals manage their careers, find new opportunities and thrive in their jobs. She has an inspiring, direct and humorous delivery style that engages as well as motivates people to action.

    Patti’s forte is the high technology industry, having been an Employment Manager at Sun Microsystems as well as a Recruiter at Apple and AMD. She was also Assistant Director of Career Services at Santa Clara University and a Program Manager at the Career Action Center.

    Patti has been quoted or featured in PBS Radio's California Report, NPR’s Marketplace, ABC/KGO, NBC3 Business News, CBS’s Early Show, KPIX/CBS news, Fortune’s eCompany, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, The Washington Post, and USA Today.


    12:00pm-2:00pm Brown Bag Session


    SDForum Center
    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Cost (Refreshments included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)
    $10 SDForum Members

    $20 Non-members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door. Walk-in space limited.