Answering “What Do You Do?” (Member Event)

Answering “What Do You Do?”

Presentation by Andrew Winig of ImprovAndy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Staples, 1660 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Free

Classroom
What Do You Do?

Your next big client could be standing right next to you.

How will you answer “What do you do?”

In this dynamic and interactive presentation, you’ll learn and practice three key skills for starting productive business conversations.

Our natural and conversational approach will open up more opportunities to meet the right people, strengthen relationships, follow up effectively, and expand your referral network.

You’ll also learn advanced techniques you can use immediately to start business conversations, discover relevant connections, and inspire people to call you.

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About the Speaker:

Arlington Entrepreneurs member Andrew Winig is Your Elevator Pitch Coach. As an entrepreneur and business owner he discovered that business networking success starts with an engaging 30-Second Elevator Pitch. His 10 year journey from cold call salesman to Trusted Advisor inspired him to write the “Elevator Pitch Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Conversations.” Andrew wants you to get better leads from your Elevator Pitch and shares his unique and effective techniques through email newsletters, webinars, 1-on-1 coaching, and keynote speeches. You can sign up for his weekly Elevator Pitch Tips Email Newsletter at ElevatorPitchTips.com

Network Like it’s 1999: Why Writers Need to Pound the Pavement

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Here’s a great article about networking, the type that’s in-person and not just online. I’m a writer and I know how comfortable and safe the written word can be, especially when it’s compared to talking with a real, live person.

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone. Arlington Entrepreneurs hosts multiple networking events per month and it’ll be worth your while to start coming to them regularly. You’ll come away with some new leads. Even better, you can establish yourself as a written-word expert, something most other folks find very intimidating.

Here’s an article from the Freelancers Union that offers some great tips for getting used to a room full of people. Jump on it – the water’s fine!

Network Like it’s 1999
by Kris Connor

“I have been an independent writer and communications consultant for almost two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have a steady stream of work during that time, mostly due to the fact that I work in different niches. This diversity has often saved me from major dry spells. When one side of the business drops off, the other tends to pick up. Usually there is a good combination of different kinds of work.

But to borrow a line from Prince, due to a dry spell I’m networking like it’s 1999. I’m not just reaching out to contacts I know well, but to many others I know only loosely, or not at all — because they work for organizations that interest me. Admittedly, it feels a little like starting over. It’s humbling, sometimes frustrating, but also rewarding and rejuvenating. It’s probably not unlike dating after a divorce.”

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