Fearless Networking: How Your Friends Maximize Your Effectiveness

The first "BE EDUCATED" event of the year was held at VenueOne on Tuesday, March 18th.  The afternoon began with a delicious buffet lunch from their in-house catering team as guests mingled and networked. The speaker, Holly Rodgers Jordan of HRJ Development, kicked off the networking session immediately. As people entered the room for registration, she offered each guest "conversation starters" on slips of paper. As guests mingled, they asked each other the question on their slip of paper to facilitate conversation. After 20 minutes of mingling, Lauren Young, the Program Director, invited guests to take their seats and introduced the sponsors and ISES Chicago president Barb Harris to introduce Holly Rodgers Jordan.

As the guests enjoyed lunch around round tables, Holly spoke to the audience about the benefits of consistent and persistent networking, methods of overcome your fear of networking and introduced new avenues for networking. Also, she gave the audience opportunities to chat with their neighbors about their secrets to successful networking and opportunities where they may find an advantage to networking with each other.

The day ended with dessert and a tour of VenueOne from the sales team.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping to make the March BE EDUCATED event a success!

  • VenueOne
  • Tuan Bui Photography
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • HRJ Development

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