KC is a who-knows-who town. People prefer working with people they already know. Networking is a skill that everyone – new and seasoned professionals – can improve at and utilize all the time.
Networking is not finding a new job. Networking is not a sales call. According to Eric Morgenstern, APR, Fellow PRSA, chief executive officer of Morningstar Communications, networking is the establishment or strengthening of a personal relationship with no predetermined end-in-mind that will eventually be a win-win for both parties. In essence, networking is when you plant a seed, water it and hope it sprouts one day.
Eric will kick off our New Pros Speed Networking event on May 10 for Kansas City’s up-and-comers, as well as experienced professionals. Eric will share 10 tips for networking success, including how to give and get – a strategy to move each conversation forward and make authentic connections. Takeaways also include strategies for asking excellent questions and being remembered (in a good way). After all, memorable first impressions hold great value.
With over 35 years of experience helping companies achieve and exceed growth, sales, marketing and communications goals, Eric is a former KC PR Pro of the Year. He was also recognized as one of 20 SAGE (Strategic Advisers for Growth and Excellence) by the PRSA International Counselors Academy. In 1997, Eric founded Morningstar Communications, a national strategic marketing and communications firm dedicated to helping industry leaders clarify their messages, connect with those who matter most, and change attitudes and behaviors. Current clients include Hallmark Business Connections, KCADC, Intouch Solutions and
Join us for both a philosophical view on networking and practical tips from one of our most experienced industry leaders. Then, turn your learning into action during our speed networking program.