Event Details: http://www.everycircle.com/en/events/2014networking Rev 06/08/14, 4:00pm
Effective Business & Personal Skills
to Meet Anyone
Mon. November 10, 2014, 6-9pm
225 W Santa Clara St / Notre Dame Ave, Ste 150
(across from Hotel De Anza) Downtown San Jose, CA 95113
Plenty of parking 2 blocks away in San Pedro Square Garage
An interactive, educational, and fun workshop
Learn and practice important business and personal skills to meet anyone (especially your next clients) at any event - easily, effectively, and successfully, while having FUN!
Learn from an award-winning networker and business connector, in a friendly, fun, and comfortable environment.
Experience 5-star hospitality, socialize, learn, and network with your peers: decision-makers, executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders. Receive gifts too!
6:15-7:15pm Networking Fundamentals
7:15-8:00pm Advanced Networking Skills
8:00-8:30pm Practice and Constructive Critiques of 30 Second Elevator Pitches
Please bring your receipt. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hrs in advance.
VIP Passes: Your non-transferable ticket / VIP namebadge will be at the door.
Info: Cesar Plata, 408 352-5932, 239-9006c
Networking for Fun and Profit
Let`s face it, giving speeches in public, writing articles, or doing anything else out of one`s comfort zone, including networking, is not easy, comfortable and/or fun for many people. Just like anything else, knowledge is power, and practice makes perfect. Once you learn, practice and eventually master a few basic techniques, you will realize networking can be fun and even very profitable!
There is a certain `art and science` to networking. If you are a business owner or a salesperson, it is imperative to learn how to network effectively; your financial success may depend on it! You don`t have to be a natural-born extrovert or even an expert in your field to be able to approach a stranger and make a connection!
We could learn much from children. Some children tend to be fearless; they simply do not know any better. They usually do not have any inhibitions or insecurities that prevent them from doing or saying things. As we get older, experiences, assumptions, and fears creep in and prevent us from accomplishing our goals.
Let`s get back to the basics (clean slate) for a moment, and simply forget all you have learned or thought you knew about networking. Humans are social creatures by nature. At our workshop, you will practice how to socialize and network not only to grow our businesses, but to meet more people effectively and successfully!
Consider the following quotes (Please share this and pay it forward!):
- Networking = Hospitality = Success
- Best business is personal business. Give and you shall receive.
- Perception is reality. You only have one chance to make a first impression.
- The key to success is not what you know, or who you know, it`s who knows you!
- A little courtesy goes a long way. Golden Rule - Treat others like you would like to be treated.
- The main purpose of any business is to grow.
If your business or organization is not growing, it it NOT a business,
it is a hobby!
Read more: www.everycircle.com/en/home/media/articles/businessNetworking101
Listen to online interviews:
Online Interview about Networking, 07/30/13
Online Interview - Networking Beyond the Handshake, SFBeta, 07/23/13
About the Presenter Read Bio
News - Cesar Plata, Founder of everyCircle.com won the award
Bay Area`s Best Business Connector at the 11/11/11 US Small Business Conference & Expo. Although we prefer to collaborate than compete with others (it’s all about sharing and paying it forward), this honor will allow everyCircle.com to get more exposure, which in turn will help us reach out to, and help more Bay Area businesses grow.
A Simple and Powerful Paradigm: Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Your clients and friends are your best ambassadors. They can help you meet more people effectively and successfully than you can by yourself.
Leverage - Power of Third Party Referrals: Create your Power Team, introduce your clients to their NEXT clients, and promote each others` businesses! Strangers will generally believe and trust a referral much more and sooner then they will believe you (human nature).
Our Mixer is Your Mixer: It is in your best interests to invite others to attend YOUR everyCircle mixer. Please email others and give your business top billing:
Your Name and everyCircle.com cordially invite you...
Law of Attraction: Benefits are tremendous - It will pay you back tenfold!
Learn More Earn Money for Referrals
Testimonials / Success Stories: Read more
I enjoyed the seminar so much as I learned how I could improve. You have some great suggestions that are practical and I left feeling I could do it. Thanks again. I am paying it forward! - Antoinette Warren
I want to thank you for giving us invaluable tips on how to effectively network with people. I feel lucky to be able to attend your workshop, which is one of the best workshops I have ever attended. I get more ideas about networking because you brought up a lot of good practical examples during the workshop. I really like how you mentioned about the mistakes that people usually make during networking. My confidence level is definitely the aspect that I need to improve the most. Hopefully, by practicing I can improve my communication skills as well as enhancing my confidence level at the same time. Thank you once again for the positive energy and the empowerment you radiated throughout the entire workshop. - Lilyana Chandra
Thank you for hosting the everyCircle Networking 101 Workshop last night. It was very informative and I got a lot out of it. Sometimes we look at the fundamentals and say, “that’s Networking 101, I know that” when what we should be asking is, “that’s Networking 101, how good am I at that?” - Michael McClure, Ad Art Sign Company
I was present in yesterdays (06.18.2013) Networking 101 event and I must say it was an amazing experience. You did an amazing job. I got really good insight about my networking style and 30 sec elevator pitch. I will work on them and will improve in future. I would surely apply the principles, you told me and I will improve my elevator pitch according to your positive criticisms. - Shaunak Deo, IT Consultant
It was great meeting you last night! I just wanted to thank you for your time, energy and information. For as long as I`ve been around, I`m amazed with how much more I can always learn. I especially appreciate how passionate you are about what you do, and how well you express yourself. If there are any opportunities to refer you and your consulting, I will let you know. - Rob Ways, Vice President, Comerica Bank
I can`t express enough how valuable that workshop was. I realized i had been doing many of the good things but also many of the bad. Now that I am aware of what needs changing I am on mission to correct it all before my next event...
- Miguel Chapeton, Palo Alto Guide, Bonobos.com
You are a wonderful host and I definitely learned a lot from the workshop. I totally agree with your philosophy when it comes to networking because most of the time a lot of people (which including myself and that’s why I was at the workshop) forgot about the fact that “it’s not about them, it’s about the others”. I am definitely taking this approach when I meet new people moving forward because I know it will help me in the long run. Thanks for hosting all these wonderful events. I am looking forward to seeing you at future events to expand my businesses and build meaningful relationships with new people as well. - Kenny Lau, Premier Banker, East West Bank
Just wanted to follow-up and thank you for a productive and enjoyable evening. Chris and I both appreciated your philosophy, strategy, and tactics about networking. Your tips on what to say were very helpful to me. I wish you continued success in your business community building here in the Bay Area. - Julia Arellano Sullivan, ProsperoLeadership.com
Cesar, I know you`re a busy guy but I just wanted to thank you for the energetic workshop you gave tonight. I learned about tips for working an event and tips for running an event. - Robert Sharrock, Notary Signing Agent
The day that Albert Einstein feared may have finally arrived...
A visit to the museum. Having coffee with friends.
Having a conversation with your BFF. A day at the beach. Enjoying the sights.
Having dinner out with your friends. Cheering on your team.
Out on an intimate date.
Bank like you live: the way we see it
We`ve never thought of ourselves as simply a bank. We`re really more like knowledgeable neighbors, the kind you invite over a cup of coffee, seek advice from and chat with over the fence. And we`re here to help you bank like you live.
Community Responsibility: it`s in our DNA
We look at community responsibility as an extension of what we already are and have yet to become. Its principles are embedded into our culture and drive us to approach things differently, from defining an issue to crafting a product. It`s just what we do.
When & Where
Connecting Circles of Influence
Provide More Value for Your Business...
• Collaborate with Peers
• Meet Clients
• Build Your Reputation
• Leverage Your Business
• Create Alliances
• Generate Revenues...
The Best Business is Personal Business
• A portal designed for executives, decision-makers, professionals, business owners, and community leaders to network, earn revenues, and share information and resources
• Wide array of events, customizable applications, databases, features, and services:
- B2B Service Providers, Professional Profiles, Business Directory, Calendar of Events,
- Virtual Store, Job Listings, Discounts / Offers, Forums, Volunteer Opportunities,
- Business Networking Expos and Mixers, Mastermind Groups, Seminars and Workshops
- Advertising and Event Sponsorship Opportunities, and much more...
• Online platform for professional organizations to create their own custom online communities:
- Provide More Value for Your Clients and Members
- Expand Your Network and Grow Your Membership
- Grow Brand Awareness, Earn Revenues, and Save Money Too!
Contact: Cesar Plata, Founder
408 352-5932, cplata@everyCircle.com