BREAKFAST NETWORKING: (Contact all venue to confirm before going)
South Florida Business Professionals– Professional Business Networking-Coffee and Breakfast Networking-No Dues, No Fees, No Mandatory Meetings-Non-Exclusive Group- Open to all– What is this group all about- Short 4 min Video? http://youtu.be/ayqvo0o4WWc Group Website
Breakfast Networking- Broward/ Coral Springs– Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month …7:45am – 9:00am-TooJay’s-2880 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065-BYOB- Buy You Own Breakfast- Business/Category Exclusive … one member per category. No dues or fees, Meetings are mandatory. Please call Arlene at 561-670-6828 to see if your business/category is available. Info: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4408136
Breakfast Networking- Wellington/West Palm Beach- Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month …7:45am – 9:00am-Nana’s Diner, 1230 Military Trail, West Palm Beach 33409 (between Belvedere & Cherry Rd) -BYOB- Buy You Own Breakfast- Business/Category Exclusive: … one member per category. No dues or fees, Meetings are mandatory. Please call Arlene at 561-670-6828 to see if your business/category is available.
Coffee Networking- Palm Beach Gardens –Breakfast Networking- Palm Beach Gardens – Meets Every Thursday 7:45am – 9am – Spoto’s Oyster Bar, 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 34410. $5 charge for breakfast.Non-Exclusive Group- Open to all– What is this group all about- Short 4 min Video http://youtu.be/ayqvo0o4WWc Group Website
Breakfast Networking Lake Worth-Every Thursday-7:45am – 9:00am-TooJay’s-419 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460-
BYOB- Buy Your Own Breakfast
Breakfast Networking- Port St Lucie-At Temple Beth El Israel-551 SW Bethany Dr-Port St Lucie, FL 34986
No Dues No Fees except for the tremendous $10 breakfast .. please bring CASH..
SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
This is a networking lunch group who helps business owners and business professionals connect with each other to help promote their companies and services. They meet for lunch on Friday’s at various Broward area locations-Every person introduces himself and his business briefly. Three different members have a chance each week to discuss their business for about 10 minutes. Their website enables businesses to join their directory for referrals and an Internet presence without a large expense-SFL Business Connections also sponsors job fairs, expos, speed networking and various types of business networking events-For all events, contact: Alan at 561-674-4300 or email@example.com www.SFLBusinessConnections.com
FREE to members and guests of members, only $5 for non-members*. Complimentary soft drinks, authentic Mexican tortilla chips, homemade salsa, and 2 for 1 drink specials). * Non-members bring a copy of the calendar of events for April and get in free. Go to www.SFLBusinessConnections.com and click on Month at a Glance under the calendar- For more information, call Alan at (561)674-4300
BIZ to BIZ NETWORKING:
Biz to Biz meets various times and locations throughout the month. Bring business cards. Organized by Harry Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org
View all dates and locations: www.biztobiznetworking.com
All Business Networking Events Includes Appetizers and Discount Drinks – Cost $10-There will be a table setup at the networking events for the attendees to leave their
business flyers, brochures and business cards-For more information Call 954-838-9644 Website: www.biztobiznetworking.com
PALM BEACH COMMUNITY NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS-
Connecting Business Professionals Within Our Community- email@example.com
PALM BEACH BUSINESS CONNECTION-
Details on LinkedIn-This is a free meet-up open to members and those interested in joining. We start promptly at 8am and are out by 9am. Each Group Member is given 30 seconds to make his “elevator” speech to the assembled Group and must stay within that time. Includes: Treasure Coast Business Connection, Broward Business Connection
PINK SLIP NETWORKING
Pink Slip Networking-to provide useful information and resources in job searching- an event for aspiring entrepreneurs- turn your ideas into business –http://www.pinkslipnetworking.com or 877-9-PINKSLIP ( 877-974-6575)
Upscale after-hours business networking events. All are $10 with RSVP, $15 Non-RSVP www.martininetworking.com
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FLORIDA BUSINESS OWNERS NETWORKING GROUP
For business owners who are serious about taking their businesses to the next level and want the tools and resources to make it happen-Two monthly meetings, one in the mornings and one in the evenings. Attend the one that fits your schedule–or both. meetings will be held at:American Intercontinental University-2250 N. Commerce Parkway-Weston, Florida-Reserve you place now at: www.southfloridabusinessowners.com
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE NETWORK (PRN) STRATEGIC BUSINESS INSTITUTE- (SBI)
Offers 300+ Networking opportunities-a non-profit organization offering mostly free meetings, an employment opportunities email list, a recession-proof marketing method and raffle gifts at each meeting-Learn to successfully market yourself and take your business to the next level-See website for upcoming networking events-Over $1 billion in referrals passed last year- PRNFL@comcast.net or www.sbi-edu.com Contact: Phillip D. Mrozinski- firstname.lastname@example.org or PRNFL@comcast.net
PRN Meeting Starts at 8:00 a.m. Continuing Education Starts at 9:00 a.m.
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SBI Lunch & Learn These meetings are held at: Arden Courts Assisted Living Community 16150 Jog Rd Delray Bch, FL 33446 Map for meeting location: http://www.randmcnally.com/rmc/maproute.jsp?t=m&id=EM34920467257734708
These Lunch & Learn meetings always fall on the (3rd) Third Thursday of every month. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 12:00 noon. We always finish on time at 1:00 p.m.-Reservations are required as space is limited to 60 attendees. To register click on the link below; add your name, email address and phone number so we can notify you if we run out of space. So RSVP early to secure your seat-RSVP to: Phillip D. Mrozinski SBI@SBIedu.orgPlease bring at least 60 business cards for networking-Please honor our host with your referrals. Please bring at least 60 business cards for networking Please honor our host with your referrals. Visit this link to view the map: http://www.randmcnally.com/rmc/maproute.jsp?t=m&id=EM34920467257734708
The Business Connection-Tuesdays at 7:45am in Coral Springs, Plantation and Jupiter; Wednesdays at7:45am at Toojay’s in the Polo Shoppes in Boca Raton-Thursdays-7:45 am in Lake Worth; 8am in Boynton Beach; 8am in Wellington; 8am in Palm Beach Gardens; The third Friday of the month-In Stuart-Join for Free -For details: www.YourLinkToLocalBusiness.com
South Broward Success Executive Networking Event
8am–9:15am -Every Thursday at Laura’s Cuban Restaurant – 2723 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood , FL 33020
Women’s Only Success Executive Networking Event
Call Joann: 954 616 – 5423 – South Florida Women’s Chamber of Commerce-
11:45am–1:00pm Every Wednesday at Denny’s Private Conference Room – 3151 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale , FL 33309 Oakland & Powerline
North Broward Success Executive Networking
Federal Hwy & Hillsboro Beach Blvd – Deerfield Beach Every Tuesday-Location and Starting Date to be announced Soon – Contact (954) 565 – 5750 Ext. 4009-
Log Onto www.SouthFloridaCalendar.com for a complete calendar of events and for a reminder email to be sent to you before the event-Admission is only $10 and includes breakfast/lunch and coffee.These groups will be industry specific, so hurry before your category is taken!Anyone interested can contact: Michael Miller – VP/Director of Success Networking Groups-
Ofc. 954-565-5750 Ext. 4009 Fax. 954-616-5426 Cell. 954-297-4273 Michael@BrowardBiz.com
JOB OPENING : Become a Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms- contact: Deborah Briggs: email@example.com
CLICK HERE: http://southflorida.jobing.com/tag/job%20fair
JOB OPENINGS: http://www.americantowns.com/fl/bocaraton-jobs
JOB FAIRS IN OTHER STATES: http://www.employmentguide.com/browse_jobfairs.html
MIAMI JOB FAIR: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/microsites/job-fair/
JOBS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS: http://sfprn.wordpress.com/pr-networking-in-south-florida/
Networking Made Easy: 8 Conversation Starters
Done right, networking can be the silver bullet for building your profile, gaining new business opportunities and building your career. But what happens when you show up to an event and just can’t find ways to engage with others?
The secret to successful, strategic networking is to go alone.
For those who are hesitant to approach people on their own and strike up a conversation, taking someone along for support can in fact be a hindrance as you will likely use the event as a catch up.
Likewise, networking isn’t about talking to a ton of people, it is about listening. The most effective networkers are those people who take the time to delve deeper into relationships and find out if there is synergy and opportunity to build a lasting bond.
Networking is about surrounding yourself with a support network for business and life in general. Just turning up isn’t enough, you need to be engaged and ready to mingle.
To help you prepare, here are my top eight conversation starters which will give you that all important starting point to building your business network.
1. Simply say hello
Don’t over think it. It can be as easy as: “Hello, I’m [name], what’s your business (or what do you do)?”
2. Turn to the news and the top headlines of the day
News is always a good topic of conversation so pick a few of the top headlines from the day and ask, “I heard/read about [insert news item] on the way here today. What do you think about it?”
3. Compliments go a long way
Who doesn’t love a compliment? It’s fairly easy to find something you like about another person, whether it’s their outfit, shoes, tie, handbag or a book you see poking out of their briefcase – this something is another great conversation starter.
4. Ask for their advice
Equally, people love being asked for their expert advice! Take note of the organizations on everyone’s name tags and start a conversation with someone whose industry you can ask a question about easily.
For example, if you identify someone in training and professional development, “I work in HR for a superannuation company and we use personality testing as part of our recruitment process. Do you have different training methods for different personalities in your workforce?”
5. Tasteful humor
If you’re comfortable as the funny guy or girl why not break the ice with a joke? Try something along the lines of, “Can you believe they let me in here dressed like this?” or “I always come to these things for the cute triangle sandwiches. What about you?”
6. Discuss the event
A big event like a conference can be overwhelming, but an easy way to meet new people is to chat about the program, a speaker you like or the event facilities. A great way to get this conversation started is to ask, “My head is overloaded with great information from today; what gem has resonated with you?”
7. Add to a conversation
Numbers can provide safety, so if you see a group of people chatting and you think you’d prefer the buffer of more than one person, add to their conversation by mentioning an example to illustrate the speaker’s point, or throw in a comment about something relevant that you read earlier that day and then introduce yourself.
8. Look for people by themselves and say hi
If you see someone on their own, think of it as the perfect opportunity to say “hi”, ask them how they are and introduce yourself. It can be as easy as that.
Business networking is the single most effective way to build your personal brand and grow your business. Now you have the key to breaking the ice when it comes to conversations – get out there and start building your connections!
Condensed from an article by:
Director of Australian PR and social media agency, CP Communications
Posted: 05/26/2015 Huffington Post