In this presentation you’ll learn how to:
• Make engaging conversation with people you’ve just met for the first time
• Win respect for your knowledge and ability
• Create a lasting impact that will enable you to be remembered long after you’ve met
Learning to approach total strangers is a huge challenge for many people. Done properly, it can open doors to many opportunities such as a new friendship (or romantic attachment), a new (or better) job or more business clients. Striking up a conversation with someone new is a life-enhancing skill that anyone can – and should – master. George Verdolaga shares 5 key strategies to overcome 3 things that hold us back: (1) fear, (2) self-doubt and (3) habit. At the end of the talk attendees will discover not only how to create relationships out of thin air, they’ll know how to create meaningful and lasting connections with people they’ve met just once.
George Verdolaga is a serial entrepreneur, author and one of the top networking coaches in Vancouver. He helps people find clients faster and more efficiently by teaching them about effective networking.
George was teased and harassed during his teens and finished high school with only a few close friends. During his University years, George was the person that most people ignored, as he was socially awkward and lacked self-esteem. Once George went into business for himself George joined – and became the leader – of several business networking groups. These experiences helped him to become self-assured and comfortable in various types of social and business situations. After learning how to overcome his fear of public speaking and how to develop strong connections along the way, George shares the lessons he’s learned about how to network effectively so that you can be known, liked and trusted and build lasting personal and business relationships.
The doors will open at 6:00pm. Informal networking takes place from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. The formal part of the meeting runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Then there's speed networking until about 8:45pm.