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Using Organizations: How To Build Your Network Quickly
By Anne Baber & Lynne Waymon
As we’ve researched networking concepts throughout the past 17 years, we’ve
found that people have many questions about using organizations. Chances
are, you are a member of half a dozen groups. Some of these groups are very
informal, like your neighborhood; some of these groups are very formal, like
a professional association.
Are you getting the maximum benefit from the organizations you belong to?
In this special publication, you’ll find out how to assess the usefulness of
the groups you’re a member of, how to select new groups to join, and how to
participate in ways that will allow you to get the most from your investment
of time and money.
I’m not in sales, and I’m not looking for a job. Why should I join
Organizations can do a lot for your career. In an organization, you can
Demonstrate your skills and expertise:
Try out new things in a low-risk environment
Learn new skills and expand your expertise
Add to your resume
Make a career change
Get feedback about yourself and your activities
Measure your outcomes against your peers’ outcomes
Set stretch standards for your business
Establish your reputation with people who might help you and your
Give back to younger members of your profession
Create career options and opportunities for yourself
Find new resources
Discover new directions
Gain recognition for your accomplishments and successes
Achieve professional certification and Grow personally and
Click here to see the
Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide
consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional
networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The
most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business
and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their
training programs. Visit them at
Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc., a firm that specializes
in soft skills training. She is also the exclusive Associate for Contacts
Count in NY. She can be reached at
I find many are confused about who should be included in their
networks. A simple acid test - if asked to make an introduction for a given
person, would you do so? Remember that making an introduction is in no way
similar to making a recommendation of someone. If you meet someone at a
social event and find them cordial and engaging and they share with you a
desire to meet a certain type of person, would you introduce them later at
the event if you met a person of interest? Most often in this context
people will make the introduction happen. So, accept invitations and invite
those you would willingly introduce if requested.
Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur
offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including
coaching and consulting. He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
Choosing target companies Large, Small or both.
composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist
those in career transition.
Book Reviews and Good Reads
Other Offerings - Share Yours
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great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on
the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at
discussion, coordination and promotion.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe Community College
Please come to a meeting at the Bagel Bin, Wednesday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m.
Bring your target companies w/contact information if possible, enthusiasm,
and take a step to help the companies within the Rochester area achieve
their goals while likely improving your opportunities.
Regards, Susan Korb
For the 2009-2010 Executive MBA
the Saunders College of Business at RIT
Up to five applicants will
receive a scholarship in the amount of
Are you ready for real change?
Students at the
MBA Program undergo a major transformation
during this intensive 15-month program. The internationally accredited
program is ideal for high-performing professionals that seek to expand
their strategic thinking skills and cross-functional knowledge of
Classes at the
Saunders EMBA Program meet all day Friday and Saturday, every other week
for 15 months. You will begin your degree in late August and finish by
Thanksgiving of the following year. Through a cohort program, you will
tap into not only your experiences as a professional but also those of
your classmates, which adds to the richness of the Executive MBA
Some of the
program highlights include an international study trip as well as a
challenging Capstone Project. Through the Capstone Consulting Project,
your knowledge and ability to apply the lessons learned will be tested
as you and your team work as management consultants to solve real-world
problems for local companies.
technology companies are bright spots in our regional economy!Digital
Rochester recognizes that enriching the business skills of
the leaders - or future leaders - of such companies ultimately increases
opportunities throughout the tech sector. DR is teaming up with the
Saunders College to support your
efforts to enhance your business leadership skills by making
a substantial dent in tuition costs. In order to be considered for a
Digital Rochester scholarship, you must:
Apply for the
Saunders Executive MBA Program at RIT. You do not have to have your
acceptance back from RIT before submitting your scholarship application.
Scholarship Application and submit it, together with a copy of your
no later than June 1, 2009.
and general information about the scholarship are available online at http://www.digitalrochester.com/emba.
Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than July 1,
2009. The EMBA program begins on August 26, 2009.
your value to your employer.
an RIT EMBA and let a Digital Rochester Scholarship help to pave the
Please pass this
message on to anyone who might be interested in the EMBA program and to
companies who may benefit from employee participation in the program.
It's news of an opportunity that you've just got to share!
- The DR Team
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