That was one piece of feedback from Garden State Woman's recent networking event and discussion. Meeting new people, networking and developing long term friendships and successful business relationships is one of the real keys to living the quality of life you seek.
On September 15th, at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, we held our 2nd event this year designed to share insights and techniques for networking and developing new, meaningful relationships. Attending was an impressive group of successful women (and a few good men!) including CPAs, bankers, lawyers, business owners, consultants, educators, authors and others.
We had a lively discussion at the 9/15 event with everyone participating by sharing their networking successes and challenges.
Garden State Woman is now developing a program to bring networking and relationship development skills into organizations that recognize that these tools are vital for any organization to grow profitably through the relationship building skills of their key people.
This program can be delivered either as a single workshop or as a series of workshops spread over many weeks or months and designed to: go much deeper into the key topics and have participants be accountable for implementing the techniques they learn.
The following feedback from the September 15th event mirrored that received from the similar event we organized from previous similar program:
"Your stories, program materials and expertise were very helpful in thinking about new and different ways in building a network."
"I really enjoyed the event and am thinking about how I can incorporate some of the ideas thrown around! Thanks so much!"
"I can't thank you enough for inviting me to the Networking Seminar yesterday. I enjoyed expanding my horizons on the art of networking and met some very interesting people. You are tops in that arena!"
"I picked up several wonderful ideas from your Networking discussion. Thank you for sharing them."
"I liked the interactive forum with everyone having an opportunity to share their networking experiences and challenges."
"There was a lot of relevant information given. I loved the examples. It was nice to hear from the other attendees as well."
"I learned a lot. It was nice to see others have difficulty networking."
"I learned a lot of valuable tools."
"The information and experiences shared were down to earth and real."
Would your organization benefit from hosting an in-house event or series aimed at sharpening your key people's networking and relationship building skills? If yes, please contact jchapman@gswomancom.