Managing careers, families, friends and interests already consume most of our daily lives, but then we're supposed to add “networking" to the mix? In this day and age, networking opportunities are plentiful, but our time isn't. How can someone grow their network without following the traditional notion of networking, aka spending all of their free time at events handing out business cards, and actually establish meaningful relationships? In this session, we’ll explore the science behind networks, what makes people tick, the line between strategy and serendipity, and how you can turn “networking opportunities” into meaningful relationships.
1) Learn about the science behind networks and relationships
2) Explore archetypes and models for understanding what motivates individuals
3) Develop techniques for improving conversations and building relationships from casual encounters or events
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