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Strategic Networking: Unlocking the Keys to Effective Connections

  • 21 Sep 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Magia Restaurant Bar & Grill, 126 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA 01923


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Strategic Networking: Unlocking the Keys to Effective Connections

Join Diane for an engaging keynote on "Strategic Networking: Unlocking the Keys to Effective Connections." In this talk, you will discover the essential skills to navigate the world of networking with confidence and skill.

Confidence when selecting events to attend:

Learn the art of choosing the right networking events that align with your goals and values. Diane will explore the key factors to consider, enabling you to make the most of your time and energy while maximizing opportunities.

How to best prepare before you go:

Preparation is the foundation of successful networking. Diane will share valuable tips and strategies to research attendees, set clear objectives, and develop a compelling personal brand that will leave a lasting impression.

How to get into a conversation as well as exit gracefully:

Approaching and leaving conversations can be daunting, but Diane has got you covered. Gain valuable insights into effective icebreakers, body language, and conversation exit strategies, empowering you to engage effortlessly and leave conversations politely.

Strategies to follow-up (the difference between persistence and stalking):

The true power of networking lies in the follow-up. Diane will help you understand the delicate balance between being persistent and coming across as overbearing. You'll learn how to nurture connections professionally and build long-lasting relationships.

Effective networking is the key to opening doors and creating meaningful opportunities in your personal and professional life. You'll leave equipped with the tools to build and maintain a solid network that will help you succeed. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your networking skills!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

5:30 PM to 7:30PM

Magia Restaurant Bar & Grill

126 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Member rate: $25.00

Non-member rate: $35.00

About The Speaker:

Diane Darling

Diane Darling is a consultant, keynote speaker, instructor, and leadership coach with over 20 years of experience in researching, developing, and educating on the role of professional networking strategies in individual career development and business performance. She offers virtual and in-person speaking engagements, one-on-one leadership coaching, and strategic consulting tailored to meet the specific needs of each client in a variety of industries, including accounting, architecture, law firms, and higher education. McGraw Hill has published Diane's networking strategies in over nine languages, including her popular books, The Networking Survival Guide and Networking for Career Success.

Diane's passion for networking and public speaking started at an early age when she attended six new schools before her senior year of high school. Her experience of learning to make friends and connect with strangers has become a lifelong skill, and one that she now teaches to others. She overcame her fear of public speaking by taking acting and stand-up comedy classes, which has contributed to her success and is now incorporated into her teachings, especially for introverts. Diane has traveled to all seven continents and approximately 60 countries, enriching her understanding of human encounters and communication. Her goal is to connect people in a disconnected world. 

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