Pleasanton OpenConnect Business Networking

What Is This Event?

Welcome! This is a business-networking meeting. We love to have visitors at our business-networking meetings, and non-members may come to one GoRampUp networking meeting at no charge! Look at the title of this event to see if it says "OpenConnect" or "ExclusiveConnect." We regularly hold two types of networking meetings. We have exclusive meetings where there can be only one person from each profession in the room. These are called GoRampUp ExclusiveConnect meetings. And we hold open meetings where we permit any number of people from the same profession. These are called GoRampUp OpenConnect meetings.

If You Are a Member...

Our networking meetings are for members of GoRampUp, and our one-time non-member guests. If you are a member of GoRampUp you may attend any and all OpenConnect meetings. If you are a member and are officially in one of our ExclusiveConnect groups you may also attend that group's meetings.

If You Are Not a Member...

If you are not a member, and have never been to a GoRampUp networking meeting, you're welcome and encouraged to come once to one of our OpenConnect meetings. To attend an ExclusiveConnect meeting as a guest you will need the approval of the Guide for that group. To attend either kind of meeting as our guest, complete the following form to let us know that you would like to attend this meeting. We will let you know promptly if we can accommodate you! Please know that we conduct about 30 business-networking meetings every month! Learn more about GoRampUp membership here.

What is GoRampUp?

We are a business-impact community. We help you develop mastery with business networking, business performance, and personal development. The very best fast way to learn what and who we are is to watch the four short videos on our home page.

What Happens in the Meeting?

Our meetings are fun, informative, and professionally consistent! Your meeting Guide will open by letting you know the agenda. After that each person will be given time, without distraction, to introduce themselves, let us know if they are a guest or a member, tell us how they help people professionally, and let us know a specific power-partner they are seeking. When this is happening, everyone else is paying close attention and completing introduction/referral slips for follow-up at the end of the meeting. After that we have an educational section where we learn some immediately-applicable new skill that will directly advance us toward our goals. This is accomplished by either a mini-workshop led by the meeting Guide, by a highly-qualified guest speaker, or both! Near the end of the meeting any visitors are excused to meet with the meeting Facilitator who will briefly, and without pressure, inform visitors of the details of membership. While that is happening, inside the meeting the group will share announcements. The meeting will then close, everyone will be welcomed to exchange business cards, collateral, introduction/referral slips, and to schedule 1-to-1 follow-up meetings if they would like to do so. This includes guests! Candidly, it's challenging to convey in printed words the unique buzz that is the GoRampUp trademark. Be sure to come out and try one if you never have!

Want to Speak in Our Meetings?

We want to know about it. Please complete the “Speaker Request Form.” We’ll contact you shortly to discuss your proposal, your eligibility, and perhaps to schedule your speaking date! You must be a member of GoRampUp to become an approved GoRampUp speaker.

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