Mixing, Mingling, and Maximizing Your Network

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, you're faced with the daunting task of "working the room" where the sharks hang out! This tutorial will teach you the finer points of networking and mixing and mingling with ease, rather than feeling the possible "attack" of fear when attending those venues.


This is one of the hottest seminars on our docket. If you wish, it can be conducted as an action event, with drinks and hors d'oeuvres in hand.

 

You will learn:
  • How to simply make an appearance
  • Top tips on making small talk
  • How to exit a conversation
  • Buffet line dos and don'ts
  • How to manage food and beverages
  • Introductions - formal and casual
  • Deciphering dress codes like dressy casual, snappy casual, holiday casual, and black tie optional
  • How much time to spend per person or conversation
  • How to break into an ongoing conversation
  • Introducing yourself - the 30 second commercial
  • Advanced conversational planning and preparation
  • Alcohol etiquette and how to give a toast
  • Dealing with difficult finger food
  • Appropriate conversation and how to segue seamlessly from one topic to the next.
  • When to arrive and leave - how to really read an invitation including R.S.V.P.s
  • Non-verbal communication - rescue signals, private conversation signals, fidget signals of boredom, irritation, discomfort
  • Business building and relationship building opportunities - utilizing the social skill set

 

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