This Leading Edge will be over the lunch hour-- we will start with the Leading Edge portion then have lunch and put your new found networking skills to work!
Learn to Network Like a Pro
Networking is a vital skill for anyone in business, yet most of us make rookie mistakes every time we step into a mixer or a crowded event. Becoming a great networker is an acquired skill, and the good news is anyone can learn to do it successfully--even introverts! In this program you will learn some techniques that top networkers use to connect easily, authentically and memorably for building strong business relationships. Bring your business cards, your best handshake and willingness to meet new people.
Laurie Lonsdorf is the Senior Business Consultant of the Small Business Development Center at Lansing Community College, where she channels her first-hand experience as a former business owner into a passion for helping others to start up, run and market their companies. For 12 years she ran her Seattle-based marketing consultancy, where she created hundreds of strategic marketing, writing and branding projects. Today Laurie provides one-on-one business counseling and delivers a range of business training focused on startup and marketing issues, including marketing basics, branding, market research and networking.