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The Hive

1845 Peachtree RD NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

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Come network with black alumni in Atlanta.

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Black Alumni Experience first networking event of the year, hosted at the brand new Hive Restaurant located at 1845 Peachtree RD, free parking available.

Come after work and socialize with fellow black alumni! No matter if you attended an HBCU, PWI, or Tech School all are welcome. Bring your business cards and conversations.

The Hive ATL's newest restaurant, bar, hookah, daiquiri, juices and smoothies.

Free parking is located behind the establishment. Make the immediate turn where the stop light is, and you will see the parking lot. We have a reserved private room in the front of the restaurant. The Hive has plenty of menu options, drinks, and hookah.

One last thing, we know you have been to many networking events before so lets make this one different. Here's a few tips to make sure you get the best out of this experiene!

1. Be clear about your goals and desired outcomes.

Start with the end in mind. Know what you want to get out of the event before you walk into the room. Set a goal for how many people you will meet, how many appointments you will set, how many business cards you will collect and/or who you will reconnect with.

Be there with a purpose in mind. Just like in life, if you know what you want, you can achieve it.

2. Talk to people and meet new people.

It can be dangerous to go to a networking event with someone you already know. It is easy to only talk to the people you came with. Break away from the comfort zone of the people you know. Meet someone new, and start a new relationship. Grow your network. Your income is directly related to the size of your network.

When you ask questions, make sure you listen to the answers. You may find similarities that you can talk about. You may also find out that they have a need or a problem that you can help solve. If you connect well with them, you may be able to set your one-on-one appointment before the event is over.

It all starts with building the relationship. People will do business with people they know, like and trust.

3. Become a card collector rather than a card giver.

How many times have you been given a card and then thrown it away or lost it? No one wants a card that they didn't ask for, so don't get in the habit of pushing your card into other people's hands. By getting their card, it puts you in control of the follow-up. Now, the key is to actually follow up.

4. Have a structured follow-up plan that works.

This should be a plan that you can replicate over and over again after the event is over. You may want to consider things like connecting on social media, adding them to a customer relationship manager (CRM) drip email campaign, sending a card and texting them.

Ask for an appointment. At the appointment, ask for their business.

5. Have fun and be yourself!

Always be authentic. Find the people who like you for who you are instead of trying to be someone you're not. You can only fake it for so long, so just start out being authentically you.

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1845 Peachtree RD NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

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