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How to Use My Favorite Tip for Networking

#125, Jan 4, 2017
Hi 
,  

 Read on to see 
   *  my favorite Tip for business networking, 
   *  our next public event,
   *  and another quick Video. 

 
But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

Years ago I was a regular at "Women In Business".  

Who me?  In a women's group?

Yep.

This was an early networking group organized, 
I think, by San Jose's Chamber of Commerce.

Guess why I attended?

Here's a clue:

Every month I'd join a luncheon or a mixer  and 
meet lots of entrepreneurs and Admin Assist's. 

People I'm always searching for.  Are you one?
 
These women planned their company's holiday 
parties, open houses, and business banquets.

We chatted about many things, including how 
I'd bring fun and  elegance to their next festivities.  

Sure enough, my band was included in many 
of those celebrations.

Yay!!

"Women In Business" was one of my first awkward 
forays into  face-to-face networking.  I t gave me 
lots of  practice  making small talk with friends.

And confidence.

Why am I telling you about my early networking? 
Because I think you might like this strategy, too.  
And perhaps you're already using it.   Right?

In recent years, many newer groups have 
replaced "Women In Business".  Today  I focus 
my networking on groups  whose members  serve 
Special Events, especially  weddings and parties.

Here's one: 
I've been an active member  of  NACE (National 
Association of Catering and Events).   Last summer 
several of my best colleagues in the  San Francisco 
chapter announced plans for their  annual gala .  

This party is always sensational, and I wanted to 
join the fun.  Working with the best of the best.

I immediately offered to bring my trio to entertain 
during the cocktail hour.  

With many additional  volunteers teaming up,  it 
was a fabulous  evening  for everyone who attended.

Were you there?

I was glad to help, of course, and a number of 
the evening's guests have since contacted me 
to entertain at their own clients' events.

Are you noticing a pattern here?  It's my favorite 
tip about networking.

Here's that Tip I promised:  
When you decide to network, join a few 
groups  of colleagues and potential clients.  
Offer  to help everyone  everywhere you can.  
The more  you offer,  the more you'll receive. 

Now after collaborating all these years, my colleagues 
know  that we create the perfect mood for celebrating.  

Especially at weddings and parties.  We always 
customize special music to suit the occasion.

So if YOU'RE looking specifically for help with your
wedding or party music, you can always ask me.


And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
 
Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras are coming up, 
and you might be involved in planning an 
exciting holiday party .

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: (see details below)

Sat & Sun, January 7 & 8, 11:00am-4:00pm each day,
"The Wedding Faire", 
Santa Clara Convention Center,
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara


Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.


How can I help you?   CLICK to reply or call 408-245-9120.


Now, watch me talk (2011) about "effective networking".  
And read my blog post from that day.



Let's chat soon.  

Robbie

Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  
 

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