Laughter could be heard as close to 30 people participated in the spirited Networking Extravaganza on Nov. 15th at Rebecca’s Café in Newton, MA. The Extravaganza was co-facilitated by Peggy Page, Learning Solutions Manager at TD Bank, and Fran Liautaud, a Communication and Leadership Coach. Both facilitators were from Maine.
The night began with attendees sharing how they felt about networking and recounting their great and not so great networking experiences. Participants learned realistic tips on how to become more comfortable with networking. Page outlined the three key components of writing a successful elevator speech, while Liautaud explained “Dialog,” her communication technique.
Attendees wrote their own elevator speeches and experimented with the new techniques in a speed-networking component. Some attendees said that they enjoyed meeting new people and the evening passed too quickly. Our next meeting, a hands-on e-learning workshop, will be held on Dec 13th at New Horizon’s Computer Learning Center in Waltham, MA