Going to the Conference? 3 Must-Do’s on LinkedIn

Tabor-KleimansmYou’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Pennsylvania Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s what to do on LinkedIn to ensure that you make valuable connections at the Conference: Read More

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Free Teleclass: Successful Networking (at the Conference and Beyond!) with Laura Schwartz

Schwartz, LauraEat, Drink, and Succeed with Laura Schwartz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT)

presented by Cisco Systems

Every social and planned interaction is an opportunity for career development. Based on this philosophy and her book, Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura Schwartz will teach conference attendees proven strategies they can immediately put to work to build partnerships and excel both during and in between conference events. Read More

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Be a Better Networker

Dada, JumokeIn the past five years, Jumoke Dada has collected more than 3,000 names for her database. The young entrepreneur in Philadelphia has used that database to launch and grow Signature RED, her marketing and communications company, help people by connecting them to resources and other contacts and raise awareness for her causes, including Project A.L.O.E. Steal her networking secrets.

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Leadership Lessons—Smarter Networking

Alison YoungBy Alison Young, Executive Director of Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership at LeBow College of Business.

Networking matters most when you need it least. And most women at some point in their careers have had a need to activate their professional network. When you’re looking for that next great job, raising money for your new venture or even seeking a new board member to advise your growing company, you should already have a trusted network of colleagues and professionals you can turn to. Here are a few smart approaches for building your network. Read More

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The Importance of Building Real Relationships

Jen Ghazzouli

Jen Ghazzouli

Suzanne Quigley

Suzanne Quigley

Featuring Suzanne Quigley, Director of Community Affairs, QVC, Inc
and Jen Ghazzouli, Director of Talent Acquisition & Strategy, QVC, Inc.

You may have 1,000 followers on Twitter and 500 connections on LinkedIn, but that doesn’t mean you have real connections. Networking is a two-way street. If you are trying to influence someone, then you have to be willing to be influenced. That means not just getting what you need, but really trying to help others achieve their goals. At the heart of every successful network, you will discover people who have developed genuine connections and are willing to share.

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The Power Behind Women’s Networking Groups

Kimberly PattersonFeaturing Kimberly Patterson, Talent and Workforce Management Vice President, PPL

PPL Corporation’s Women’s Network (PWN) is a business resource group that is dedicated to the development of women employees to help them maximize their potential. Read More

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Build Your Persuasive Power — Podcast with Amy Richards

Richards, AmysmLearning to lead means building consensus. In this episode of Conference for Women’s radio show, “Office Hours,” author Amy Richards explains how you can strategically bring people around to your way of thinking.

Click “more” to read more and listen to the full podcast. 

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Mel-RobbinssmDo you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says guest Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just tell them they have great energy and you wanted to meet them. Click the button below to listen to the full call! Read More

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Make the Most Out of Networking: “Office Hours” Recap

chris cowardNetworking is often viewed as a daunting task that requires you to dress up, attend events (often beyond regular work hours), hand out business cards and hope to not say the wrong thing. It doesn’t have to be like that! This 30-minute broadcast of the Pennsyvlania Conference for Women’s online radio show “Office Hours” discusses networking as an attitude AND way of life. Scroll down to listen. Read More

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The Art of the Cold Call (or Email)

marcy twete photoWhen you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know or even sending an introductory email, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or email isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary. Read More

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