Building a diverse and supportive network is the most important thing you can invest in for your personal and professional development.
In fact, a recent study by LinkedIn showed that:
- 80 percent of professionals consider networking to be important to their career success.
- 70 percent of people in 2016 were hired at a company where they had a connection.
- 61 percent of professionals agree that regular online interaction with their professional network can lead to the way into possible job opportunities.
However, most people don’t like to “network” because the common form – going to events, swapping business cards, and gathering meaningless LinkedIn connections – simply doesn’t work. What you need is a networking strategy that focuses on building meaningful connections that leads to new opportunities for growing your career or business.
In Networking with Purpose, Marcos Salazar, CEO of Be Social Change will share key strategies and techniques on how to build inspiring and purposeful relationships as well as ways to leverage your network to advance your career or business in authentic and mutually beneficial ways.
BUILD SKILLS IN
Networking, Relationship Building, Career Growth, Providing Value, Elevator Pitches, LinkedIn and Social Media Networking, Growing Your Network at Conferences and Events
OUTCOMES OF THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
- Learn to build a strong, diverse, and supportive network, which is the most important investment for your personal and professional development.
- Gain a strategy for building meaningful connections that lead to new opportunities for growing your career, business, or impact in the short and long-term.
- Differentiate between authentic networking and what most people do: simply going to events, swapping business cards, and gathering meaningless LinkedIn connections.
- Learn the networking mistakes to avoid at all costs.
- Strategize on how to find and connect with the right people and maintain those relationships over the long-term.
- Gather tips for leveraging LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to build your network.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF YOU’RE
- Looking for a new job
- Wanting to change careers
- Looking to grow your business
- Searching for collaborators or partners in your work
- Wanting to increase your visibility as an entrepreneur or thought leader
- Seeking ways to attract new clients (for example: creatives, artists, consultants, coaches, agents, and speakers)
- A student or a recent grad building a foundation for your future career path
- Someone who doesn’t enjoy networking as you’ve been taught to do it
WHAT TO BRING
- A notebook and pen
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.
Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.
Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles.
Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.
The Centre for Social Innovation is a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world.
This workshop is part of our FREE Be Social Change Career Series helping you build foundational skills to make your greatest impact.
Register for our other online or in-person (NYC) workshops at www.besocialchange.com.
- Your Life on Purpose – Building the Foundation for a Meaningful Career & Life
- Networking with Purpose – Grow Your Career, Business, or Impact by Building Authentic, Mutually-Beneficial Relationships
- Personal Branding with Purpose – Communicate Your Passions, Talents, & Impact to Grow Your Career or Business
- Intro to Social Entrepreneurship – Understanding the Landscape of Nonprofits, Social Enterprises, & B Corps to Launch Your Own Social Venture
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