As the new year begins, you may have set goals to attend more professional events and improve your business networking. How do you make the most of these encounters and make meaningful connections, not just accumulate handfuls of business cards?
At the February 2011 Freelance Austin program, we learned how to become more confident and effective in your networking from award-winning connector and communicator, Patti DeNucci. Patti has studied, practiced, and taught the art and science of intentional networking and attracting strategic referrals for more than 25 years. Her new book, The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals, and Results in Business, was released in late 2011.
Patti offers refreshing messages about networking, connecting, and business relationships and referrals, so that you can:
- spend less time randomly networking
- attract more ideal clients, connections, and opportunities
- make better first (and lasting) impressions
- build your business and reputation
Over the last 20 years, Patti has skillfully and authentically presented, emceed, facilitated, and served on panels at dozens of business and organization events at the local, regional, and national level. Her new book is a field guide for anyone who wants to become more confident and effective in the art of professional socialization and offers stories, techniques, and tips gleaned from her experiences as an entrepreneur, connector, and communicator.
Patti is frequently invited to present and work with both individuals and groups and empower them to Work and Connect at a Higher Level™. After nearly 7 years as a marketing communications executive, strategist, and copywriter and 12 years as a freelance writer and consultant, Patti launched DeNucci & Co. LLC in 2001. This boutique referral firm puts businesses and organizations in touch with the talents of a select group of freelancers, consultants, experts, and resources. Patti still manages the company, which continues to add to her experiences and reputation as business matchmaker and connector.
The meeting was held at:
Ronald McDonald House
1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723