May Dinner: Make Your Contacts Count - Networking Know-How for Training Professionals

  • 17 May 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203


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Only 20% of the people we’ve surveyed have the network they need to accomplish their goals and contribute to the bottom-line. Yet anyone can learn the skills. Your confidence and competence with these skills will help you succeed in the training and development field for years to come. 

Lynne will present The 8 Networking Competencies needed by almost everyone, in almost every job type, at almost any level. Whether you’re looking for networking strategies to help you manage your career or you want your trainees and organization to benefit from increased social acumen, this interactive dinner meeting will give you the rules and tools for putting networking to work in the service of business and career goals.  You’ll:

  • Know what to do and say to advance through the 6 stages of trust building
  • Master the 3 key moments in every relationship
  • Remember names - - and teach them yours
  • Answer "What do you do?" in a way that shows your character & competence
  • Steer small talk to uncover resources and opportunities
  • Make the most of memberships, associations, and conferences
  • Handle awkward networking situations
  • Ask good questions to uncover resources and opportunities
  • Teach people how to use your expertise, what to count on you for
  • Know what to do and say in a variety of professional situations
  • Penetrate the "inner circle" in the groups you join

About the Speaker:

Lynne Waymon is CEO of Contacts Count, the international training and consulting firm that specializes in professional and business networking.  She’s a recognized thought leader and expert on business and professional networking and the co-author of Make Your Contacts Count (2nd edition, NY, American Management Association).  In keynotes and workshops she gives professionals in corporate, government, association, university, and non-profit audiences, practical strategies for getting things done through networking and alliance building. Her strategies, in print and in person, are recognized nationwide as state-of-the-art.

Recent clients include eBay, KPMG, Northrop Grumman, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services,  Kraft Foods,  DuPont, PricewaterhouseCoopers,  Booz-Allen Hamilton, Corning, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, First Horizon Bank, HSBC Bank, the Smithsonian, and the National Association of Home Builders, National Geographic Society, Marquette University, Georgetown University, Consumer Electronics Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Architects, Treasury Executive Institute, U.S. Senate, U.S. Departments of State, Agriculture, Commerce, & Navy, the NIH, FDA, NASA, Presidential Fellows Program.  Lynne received the highest award given by the National Capital Speakers Association for platform excellence.

Program Agenda:

6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:30 – Dinner Service Opens

7:00 – President Opening Remarks, Participant Announcements for Job Opportunities or Seekers

7:15 – Program Begins

8:30 – Dinner Service Concludes

8:45 – Presentation Concludes, Metro DC ASTD Announcements, and Raffle

9:00 – Program Concludes    

Registration Fees

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