WIND Networking for Today’s Professional

WIND/East

Tuesday June 27

Facilitator: Gail Birger

Location

Church of the Good Shepherd
9 Russell Ave
Watertown

Meeting Agenda

9:30 am:   Sign-in, informal networking
9:45 am:   Good News, New Member Intros, Needs, Leads
10:45 am:   Networking
11:00 am:   PRESENTATION
11:45 am:   Meeting ends


Program

Never Eat Alone

According to bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, “in hard times when you need a job, money, advice, help or hope, neither experience, nor hard work, nor talent will save you”. In his book, “Never Eat Alone”, he points out that help comes from one surefire place, your extended circle of friends and associates. You’ve heard the statistics, almost 80% of all jobs are found through networking. Ferrazzi,a country kid from Pennsylvania who made good, sees connecting and networking as an on-going way of life, not just a one-shot endeavor. In this presentation, I’ll review some of Ferrazzi’s strategies for warming up cold calls, managing gatekeepers, making small talk, handling rejection, and staying in touch with contacts. We’ll analyze his suggestions, discuss some of your own networking experiences, and decide on what steps you need to take to become a better connector and a more productive networker. As Ferrazzi says, “many of the most powerful people are not the very smartest, but the very connected.” Let’s connect at WIND East on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

 

 

 

Speaker

Gail Birger is an experienced career coach who helps professionals in career transition with resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and networking. Professionals who are coached by Gail get more interviews and land jobs faster than if they job search alone. Gail also works with professionals who are currently employed and want to consult with her on issues regarding work performance. She has been quoted in The Boston Globe and The Watertown Tab, and has appeared on Boston Cable television. Her background is in high tech business development and marketing. She is a sought after presenter and workshop leader who speaks on career topics including: Finding Your Assertive Voice, Managing Up: Understanding Your Boss, and The Art of Small Talk. She holds an MBA from Simmons School of Management.


Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

New members: $20 [ includes one-time $10 registration fee ]
Returning members: $10

Coffee and refreshments