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Connecting With Professionals in Philadelphia

Philly PeopleWe are all only one contact away from our greatest success in life. The funny thing is, we don’t know who that is, or where and when we will meet them. In today’s economy, people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care. Who better to turn to when in the market for a new product or service in any industry whether for personal or business, than someone you know and trust, or, someone you know that refers them to someone they know and trust? That’s where networking comes in and it happens every place you go. Whether at a business networking event or a social event, we meet new people all the time, networking is exactly that, connecting and meeting new people and creating new relationships. One key factor is being mindful of where you are and how you have met them. For example, if you are at a business networking event, the main reason people are there is for business and to create new business connections. If you are at a social event, be it a baseball game, concert or party, people are not there for business reasons and not receptive to talking business. That is the very reason why creating the new relationship is the only goal while at events, and is the very heart of professional networking.

Here are some great events this March, where you can connect to professionals in Philadelphia.

Tuesday March 10th, 6pm
Ultimate Networking Logo Square_2Ultimate Networking Party Live Tavern on Broad At The Bellevue!
Join Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware professionals that are ready to connect,
in a cocktail party atmosphere, for an outstanding business networking experience.
Whether you are new to networking or a seasoned pro, our Ultimate Networking Ambassadors
will greet you, find out exactly who you need to meet, then introduce you to them, assuring
your night to be a success. Start connecting now with other attendees through our online
platform with meetup. The Ultimate Networking Party In Philadelphia.

Thursday March 12th 8pm
IMG_1477Jazz It Up Spotlight Live at Volvér
Join the excitement with an evening of live Jazz at Bar Volvér, one of Philadelphia’s most sophisticated venues, owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Enjoy an evening of live Jazz entertainment featuring musical director Tim Brey and his trio with guest vocalist Suzanne Sheer and featuring Jazz sensation Najwa Parkins performing live from 8-10pm. Attendees have a chance to win 2 Philly Pops orchestra tickets, dinner at Volvér and more.

Friday March 13th -15th
american_song_bookThe Philly Pops American Songbook Then and Now
Michael Krajewski, conductor, Tony DeSare, vocalist/pianist
Internationally acclaimed touring vocalist, pianist, and composer Tony DeSare provides a fresh
take on old-school classics. The New York Times described DeSare as “two parts Sinatra to one
part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.” DeSare joins the Philly POPS in performing classic standards
with his unique contemporary approach, from Frank Sinatra to Jerry Lee Lewis, including Night and
Day, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You), Great Balls of Fire, and more.

Wednesday March 18th

Networking at SIXERS!
At the Wells Fargo Center For an evening of networking and 76ers Basketball!
You do NOT have to be a basketball/sports fan to attend this event!!!
$20 a Person includes an Upper Level End Court Seat to the game.
Network with 40-50 business professionals from 5-7pm in the Cure Auto Club,
then continue to network with your new friends while watching the game.

Monday, March 16th
Reading Terminal Market Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching
Brewing powerhouse, Samuel Adams makes a stop in Philadelphia. The session will
connect those interested in the food, hospitality, and beverage field.
The workshop will start at 7 p.m., followed by 20-minute information speed
sessions with Sam Adams employees and small-business owners.

Thursday, March 19
Small Business ExpoSmall Business Expo
Decision makers and owners will fill the Pennsylvania Convention Center. During the Small Business Expo. Attendees will be able to build their connection list,
meet new clients, and even brainstorm future career opportunities. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 24
ultimate_networking190x70Ultimate Networking Party Live at Doc Magrogan’s West Chester
Tuesday, March 24th, 6pm join local professionals that are ready to connect,
in a cocktail party atmosphere, for an outstanding business networking experience live at Doc Magrogan’s West Chester. Whether you are new to networking or a seasoned pro, our Ultimate Networking Ambassadors will greet you, find out exactly who you need to meet, then introduce you to them, assuring your night to be a success. Start connecting
now with other attendees through our online platform with meetup.
The Ultimate Networking Party In West Chester, Pa.

Thursday March 26th
That MagThat Mag will kick off 2015 with it’s Music Series at Tin Angel
We like to feature some artists that we write about throughout the pages of the magazine.
Our first show case is at The Legendary Tin Angel, Philadelphia’s first real listening room.
This night we are featuring 3 amazing artists in which we feel you will enjoy.
Matt Santry, Melody Rose is a vocalist from New York.Alexis Cunningham just performed her
single “What You Give” on Radio 104.5 Live at 5.

Tuesday, March 31
Mayor Michael Nutter invites the Young Professionals group for a discussion titled “Unplugged”.
This 8th annual talk will revolve around what impact future graduates have on Philadelphia and how they can play a the role in improving the city. The speech will be followed by a business card swap and discussion that starts at 6 p.m. at Pipeline Philly (30 South, 15th Floor).

5 Career Networking Steps to Maximize Success

Having a successful career doesn’t come overnight, as a matter of fact, the only overnight success I know worked overnight to get there. Building, creating, and cultivating execs-at-workrelationships is what networking is all about and when building a successful career, communication skills are key. Business networking is not only a great way to build new business, it’s also a great way to build, strengthen and advance your career while strengthening your communication skills and positioning yourself as an expert in your field. Here are 5 steps to help guide you.

  1. To get to the top, learn from the top. It has been said that you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Seek out the professionals in your company that you would like to know that have what you would like to have in terms of knowledge, position, and respect from peers and co-workers. Introduce yourself to them and ask them questions about how they got started, what they did to gain their success, and such. Let them know that you strive to be as successful as they are and want to learn from them. I found that inviting someone to lunch is a great way to get to know them and they are very open to helping you. It also gives you exclusive time with them without interruption from work or others. This is where you have the time to ask those important questions and create the business relationship.
  2. Engage in your company’s events. Whether it be business breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, outings, and such. showing up to everything shows you’re serious about excelling in the company you’re in.
  3.  Be the Go-To person amongst your peers and co-workers. If you have the mindset of “I just want to do my job and get out of here” you will just blend in to the majority, and its noticeable to the leaders of the company. Do all you can to do your job well while helping other with their projects. This show leadership and ambition and it also turns the heads of company leadership and gets you noticed.
  4.  Grow your social network with business leaders. LinkedIn is the largest professional social network in the world with thousands and thousands of successful business people in your profession. Find your company and be sure that your profile includes them. Search for your company’s leadership and connect to them. Seek out professionals that can help you grow, and connect to them. Join the groups and follow the influencers that can help you learn more about the industry you’re in. Engage in discussions by commenting and giving your input. Write articles on topics of your expertise. This will help you in positioning yourself as an expert in your field.
  5. Attend Business Networking Events. There are many reasons to attend live networking events. The main reason, which has an effect on everything, is to create and build new business relationships. These relationships not only help you create new business, they also help you know what is happening in your market, help you better understand who your competition is and what they are doing to grow their business. It helps you keep your finger on the pulse of your business and industry. You will meet other professionals that do what you do and call them your competition, but it’s better to have allies than enemies.

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Thomas Camarda is a professional networker, expert in his field, and speaks at networking events and seminars nationally. Thomas offers Networking training, both one-on-one or for your Networking Group.

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