Engineering Leadership SIG: Rapid Rapport - Creating Influence On Demand



  • Please note: This month, the meeting will be located in SAP's cafeteria at 3410 Hillview Ave. - First Floor.
    This will be a joint event with the Marketing SIG.

    TOPIC: Rapid Rapport - Creating Influence On Demand

     Wish you could persuade stormtroopers these are not the 'droids they're looking for? How about lower communication barriers in the first 60 seconds of any meeting? Would you like to influence how others perceive you in interviews, when networking or working in pairs and teams?

    In this interactive (that means audience participation!) session we’ll cover: 

    * Why this works 

    * Simple, verbal techniques to build rapport fast 

    * Practice on how to build and break rapport (helpful to keep discussions concise!) 

    Come learn ways to build rapport instantly & influence without authority whether in person or simply over a phone

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    Snacks and Beverage Sponsor: PMI SV - Julie Godon    The Silicon Valley Chapter is a regional component of PMI and a resource for all aspects of project management leadership and information in California's Silicon Valley (southern end of San Francisco Bay). The chapter’s 2,000 plus members enjoy over 200+ yearly local activities supported by an all volunteer staff. In addition, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has been achieved by over 60% of its members. The Chapter’s mission is to support the interests and needs of its members by providing the leadership and forums for expanding and sharing the knowledge of Project Management.

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    3410 Hillview Avenue 
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Directions to SAP Labs Palo Alto:

    From 280: exit Page Mill, go east, downhill. Turn right at Coyote Hill, turn right on Hillview and then right again up the hill into the SAP campus.

    From 101: exit Oregon Expressway west, uphill. Follow Oregon, Page Mill until you hit Coyote Hill. turn right on Hillview and then right again up the hill into the SAP campus.

    COST: $20 at the door for non-SVForum members
    No charge for SVForum members

    Engineering Leadership SIG