Networking was the buzzword of the 2000s. Everyone was networking and some even connected. Wait, what’s the difference between networking and connecting? There’s a lot of difference, and in this fun, interactive training, Jean will help you understand the critical difference between the two. As a fundraiser, Jean would tell her clients it was all about “connecting the dots”, and as a successful entrepreneur, CEO and small business woman, she has found the same to be true. Connecting yourself to others who can help you in your mission or assignment or responsibility is like having two people peeling potatoes, it takes half the time and is a lot more fun. Connecting others to others (wow, I just realized that Marsha at company A and Amy at company B are working on similar projects, maybe they could be helpful to each other), may have no direct benefit to you, except that awesome tingly feeling we always get when we step outside ourselves to help another. But then again, it might. People remember when you go out of your way to help them, and connecting two people from different worlds to unite them in a single or shared or common purpose is definitely going out of your way. Sometimes knowing who know “you know who” is more important than you knowing them. Let’s figure out how to better connect, not just ourselves, but other people to create a collaborative culture and improve productivity on all sides. Attendees will take away: 1 - How to go beyond networking and really connect with others. 2 - How to proactively plan for new connections and relationships. 3 - How to align critical connections for proactive efforts. 4 - How to manage personal change, connections gone sour, and leave emotions at the office door to allow professional communication in the workplace. 5 - How to communicate with new connections effectively and not overstuff their inbox or voice mail. 6 - How to connect outside of your normal circle of influence. 7 - How to expand your circle of influence without really trying. You can contact Jean at 801-875-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk further about how she can help you reach your goals through this presentation.