“How I Learned to Love Networking: An Introvert’s Tale”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

We hear a lot in conversations about “introversion” versus “extroversion”, especially when it comes to networking: “introverts hate it” and “extroverts love it”. The implication is that introverts aren’t good at it while extroverts are very good at it. Similar anecdotes spout up regularly about sales: introverts don’t like work in sales while extroverts do.

It just ain’t so.

Come join us Tuesday, January 16th, 5:30-8:00 pm, for “an introvert’s tale” as Steve Sanders, a ‘confirmed’ introvert, tells us his story, how he moved from being a ‘networking hater’ to finding his own style for making connections and seeing how important they are to his career. A highly analytic person by nature, he’s found a way to enjoy and revel in networking without becoming an extrovert. Steve’s joined in facilitating our learning by Ken Soper (Steve’s ‘dobbelganger.’)

We meet at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, NE corner of 4-Mile and East Beltline NE.  Because of the traffic typically found at rush hour after work, we moved our start time back to 5:30.  We’d urge you to ‘leave a little earlier’ to get to our location.

  • See the evening’s schedule and map in the column to the right.

RSVP using the RED “Register Now” button to the right on this page.

Our network’s now our career safety net, for our present careers and our futures.  In fact, part of our value to our employer (and future ones) is our network.

  • If we put off building and nurturing our connections, letting employers and the tasks they want done completely preoccupy us, dictating the use of all our time, they keep us from making our own professional (and personal) development a priority and make us vulnerable to exigencies and cycles of the economy.
  • Furthermore, innovation and creativity often comes from new directions, ‘mistakes’ of bumping into an event, idea or person we wouldn’t have if we’d not taken the risk to make new connections and share ideas and activities with people we don’t ‘normally’ run into.

Each NetWork 2 NewWork event presentation is woven together, an orchestrated networking opportunity, to expand and strengthen your network and that of those you meet, because they get to know you and you them–more an art than a science.

At each event there is also the opportunity to get a LinkedIn “headshot” at the event for a modest donation.  This photo opportunity has become a regular feature at NetWork 2 NewWork events.  Check with the volunteer at the Sign-In Table when you arrive if you’re interested.

Take advantage of networking opportunities and food by coming right at beginning of the event, then continue after the presentation to practice your skills and developing habits essential to building a powerful and giving network.

Since July 2012 the support of EaRN Employment and Resource Network has helped us keep these events remain FREE.   If you wish to donate–please do so HERE and thank you!–we will provide a receipt for your tax preparation as our sponsor, EaRN, is an IRS-recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.

These NW2NW events always have an underlying theme–we’re increasing becoming aware how at-will employment makes us all self-employed free agents, focusing on all forms of work—as an employee, contract worker, staffing firm associate, consultant, business owner, entrepreneur, and volunteer—and that continuous networking is critical to finding work and staying employable in this new economy.

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Hosted by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church & EaRN

  • Check-in, food & networking:   5:30-6:15 pm
  • Presentation, 6:15-7:30 pm~
  • More food & networking:  7:30-7:55 pm
  • Door Prize Drawings: 7:55-8:00 pm