Working a Room: Effective Tactics that Anybody Can Use



  • Part of the Networking Soup to Nuts Series

    Pre-registration for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.


    Networking Soup to Nuts Series

    Still don’t get it, networking for fun and profit. Here is the second 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: Working a Room

    Walking into a room full of strangers and coming away with new friends, good contacts, and leads to opportunities takes learned skills and practical methods. These can be acquired by the shyest of people to enable them to feel comfortable mingling while out-going types can perfect and polish their abilities to make contacts. The topics covered in this workshop include:

    • Techniques to prepare and pave the way in advance
    • Meeting, greeting and sizing up strangers
    • What to do with business cards, theirs and yours
    • How to gracefully exit one conversation and join another
    • Understanding cross cultural etiquette, and how to make small talk
    • Etiquette and approaches to “virtual rooms”

    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.


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

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