I believe that powerful and effective networking happens when people feel confident and know what they want and need. The truth is most people shy away from networking because it's overwhelming, uncomfortable and can be a huge waste of time. This MeetUp group is a place to practice networking, and try on new skills and use an approach that I've used for years, which has helped me get exactly what I want and need in order to be successful both in my work and personal life. You'll become an effective networker in this Meetup because we'll focus on increasing your confidence, communication skills and relationship building tactics, rather than on leads and conversions. Simply put, I want to share one of my greatest passions: connecting with others in a meaningful and lasting way. I find immense joy in bringing people together and sharing tips, tools and real world experience so that anyone can build a strong network.