SFPCN Speed Networking - Knowing Who Is In the Room

  • February 7, 2012 · 9:00 AM
  • Valencia Gardens

The mission of San Francisco Professional Career Network is for professionals to help professionals land that right job.  Whether from this past week's presentation on Résumés or the prior week's devoted to it, networking surfaces and resurfaces as the truest and fastest way to get paid for doing the work you enjoy.  At SFPCN we are learning or confirming that lasting business networks are built from giving relationships but that it's tough work.  A room full of new acquaintances at the next networking event might seem like a high risk investment of your time and energy; that is, unless you have developed the knack for "working the room."

Most weeks at SFPCN we advance on our career journeys as current members welcome new members to engage inspiring speakers and trade job search tips.  This week will be different as we return to our safe space and directly tackle improving a critical job search skill.  

Come join us for Speed Networking as the group shifts into top gear and we get to know both who is in the room and the potential contacts well beyond.  "Mistakes" don't exist here, so bring your business cards and version(s) of your elevator pitch:  you'll leave with a lot of indicators of how to improve your outreach and the size or shape of your network could very well change.

 

What you can expect:

  • A structured networking environment that facilitates finding people with shared interests, values or objectives.
  • The opportunity to identify search partners whom you can support and be supported by during the job hunt.
  • Have fun in an appreciative, energetic environment as you learn more about your SFPCN cohorts- their experiences and what they love.

SFPCN Lead Organizer and Change With Purpose Coach, Jim Dowling, along with Assistant Organizer Bill Bright will share introductory comments at the top of the meeting to get you ready to speed network.  Then, the fun between you and your fellow members begins.

Join us to learn, practice, and have fun. This program will uplift and benefit everyone!

Program Schedule

The door open at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will run 1.5 hours. We must depart the community room by 11 a.m.

$1.00 donation requested.

Mass Transit / Parking

Please note that Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non-residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your own expense.

The 16th & Mission Street BART stop is two blocks from our location, while the Market & Church Street MUNI stop is four blocks away. Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.

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  • Reilly A.

    it was a great exercise! well planned, well run, thoughtful, engaging and fun!
    i enjoyed the opportunity to meet 6 people i probably would not have met.
    it made the process of "networking" something do-able.

    February 13, 2012

  • Susan H.

    Experience was good and fruitful.

    February 8, 2012

  • Jim D.

    Loved the energy and group participation. Keep on connecting!

    February 8, 2012

  • Margaret S.

    Great practice in a safe environment.

    February 8, 2012

  • Lin, P.

    I like and enjoy the way we practiced the networking skills, although it was kind of short.

    February 8, 2012

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