Tuesday September 29, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Make meaningful connections and be more than a business card
Networking does NOT need to be a dirty word. The founder of Networking in Vancouver, Jen Schaeffers, is here to share secrets of strategic networking. This is a supportive space to take your skills from simple small talk to seriously engaging and expand your influence beyond your Whistler circle. Ditch your fears of the dreaded awkward silence and become a confident connector with Jen's networking do's and don'ts including the new piece of the puzzle: netiquette
, how to use social media strategically. You'll practice the perfect introduction to form a personal connection within seconds regardless of the audience and learn that opportunity lies everywhere. A game-changing session for everyone from wallflowers to savvy socialites - this is next level networking.
- Master the art of first impressions
- Say "so-long" to snooze-inducing small-talk
- Be strategic with social networking
Executive Director, CKNW Orphans' Fund; Founder, NetworkinginVan.com; community builder and master connector
Twitter: @JenU2 Website Facebook
Jen Schaeffers is the Executive Director, CKNW Orphans' Fund and Founder, NetworkinginVan.com. With over 12 years experience in sports marketing, including roles with Intrawest and the Vancouver Canucks, Jen left the corporate world in 2011 to pursue philanthropy full time. Giving back to her community is one of Jen's biggest pursuits. Organizations she has been involved with both past and present include: Women Leaders in Non-Profit, Communications Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade Women's Leadership Circle, The Minerva Foundation for BC Women and Ronald McDonald House BC. In 2014, Jen was announced as one of Business in Vancouver's Top Forty Under 40 and recognized as a finalist in the community building category for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. She is also one of 10 women in Vancouver awarded with the TELUS Women of Promise Award.
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