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Schmoozer: Alpharetta Business Networking [May Monthly Meetup]
“The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot. The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozers are good listeners, not good talkers.” – Guy Kawasaki We have an opportunity to schmooze at this group’s next scheduled event. The next monthly Alpharetta Business Networking Meetup will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Village Tavern in Alpharetta. These events are casual and low stress. They are equal parts business, social and professional. There is no formal structure or 30-second elevator pitches you sometimes find at other events. All that’s required is a friendly outlook and an interest in other people. Just come in, write your name on a name tag, and start mingling. As always, these events are free to attend, however, an RSVP is required. It’s really important that we strive for an accurate headcount so the venue can be prepared. If you RSVP and your plans change – please change your RSVP (https://www.meetup.com/Alpharetta-Business-Networking-Club/events/) News and notes: 1) Lovely crowd at the last event. The turnout for our last event on 4/16/18 was sizable – thanks for coming out! This underscores two points about our group: a) we draw a healthy mix of new people and regulars; this keeps it fun and interesting, and b) we all need to do a better job at updating our RSVPs [please!]! 2) It's networking so take an interest in people. Ask them about their business or work. Strive to introduce two people you know that do not currently know each other but should. Think about how you might help the people you meet. 3) No soliciting or hard selling, please. Networking is a long game and no one is going to ink a big deal the first time they meet someone. Instead, leave the pressure at the office and come out to meet people and enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment. 4) Who is Guy Kawasaki? He’s a successful entrepreneur turned investor, author, and speaker. He has several books out that trace back a couple of decades. That quote was pulled from at timeless blog post here: https://guykawasaki.com/the_art_of_schm-2/ Yours in networking, Frank --------------------------------------------- Frank Strong Organizer, The Alpharetta Business Networking Club Founder & President, Sword and the Script Media, LLC

Village Tavern

11555 Rainwater BLVD · Alpharetta, GA

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We are a mix of innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, and professionals, from Alpharetta, Georgia and the surrounding area, who are taking advantage of after-work happy hours in a relaxed but professional environment.

We haven't hosted structured events yet -- but we might in the future -- so far our events are simply an opportunity to mingle, exchange business cards, get to know each other, and catch up. Members should try to greet and exchange business cards with everyone at the meetup.

We have "come as you are" event, no need to dress up in your best attire...come as you are from your office or home office. Be friendly and pay it forward.

Generally, group-wide emails are restricted to only announcing our events. If you're a local member, please feel free to post your resume or any other notice on the message board.

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