This is one of the names of the chapters in my 1st published book! In the chapter, I disclose helpful tips for getting the most out of your organization memberships. Seek to add consistent value and promote the mission of the group. Find opportunities to develop and strengthen your skills or discover new talents and abilities. Make it a point to know your fellow club members to expand your network and gain opportunities!
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Vacations, family reunions, sports games, picnics, concerts and other fun activities over the Summer probably had your networking on "silence". Not to worry, as we are approaching the Fall, this is the perfect time to get back in the swing of things. Listed below are fast tips for jumpstarting your networking game:
1. Register for the next club meeting and invite a guest.
2. Update your social media profiles.
3. Reach out to a few in your networks for a meet up.
4. Polish up on your 30 second pitch and goals for the rest of the year.
5. Do a business card inventory and reorder if necessary.
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Sparks fly when Abraham Lincoln visits the Obama White House. There's sharp, lively debate, hilarious repartee, a-ha moments, and surprising revelations. Grounded in careful historical research, yet fresh as today's headlines, "Lincoln's Last Debate"is plausible and provocative. You'll enjoy the clash of ideas. One reviewer has compared the play to Lee Blessing's iconic "A Walk in the Woods." Others have called it "brilliant, "a glorious rendition."
Willa Bost, who plays President Obama's press secretary, is a professional actor and vocalist. A graduate of Florida A & M, she has performed on some of America's biggest stages, including Seattle Rep, True Colors, the Alliance Theater, and the Springer Opera House, and has worked with many celebrities, including Tony-award-winning Kenny Leon.
Julius Pryor III, who plays President Obama, is a graduate of Morehouse College. A sought-after speaker, he had a highly successful career in the US Navy, attaining the rank of captain. He has served as Vice President of Global Diversity at Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola Enterprises. He is author of "Thriving in a Disruptive World."
The SIMPLEnetworking Tip is do not be afraid to diversify your networks! Consider meeting racially and ethnically diverse counterparts within your company, organization or industry. Branch out and develop socially, as well. This totally creates more unique and quality opportunities!
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The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a networking, diversity and inclusion influencer known for infusing culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her company's training and events.