Whether you're a LinkedIn devotee, a rabid Facebook friendaholic, or one of the Twitter Tweeple, join us for some good, old-fashioned, face-to-face networking. Step away from the computer for a few hours to meet some cool folks and build your network at the same time.
We all have opportunites to meet people "like" us; similar skills, similar industry, similar age group. There is also benefit to our networking efforts to get to know others from diverse backgrounds and with different skill sets entirely.
This is not just an open mixer with loud, blaring music. Those are fun, but you can only shout at a limited number of people and don't really get to know much about them beyond exchanging business cards. This is different. Think speed dating meets business networking - You'll meet a number of different people for a fixed period of time, then move on to someone else.
• Having a great conversation? You can connect with them later on in person or in the virtual world.
• Having a pointless conversation? Well, you're not stuck there for long and can gracefully move on.
• Shy about meeting new people? No problem, this is structured to take all the awkwardness out of it.
So here's the deal...
Thanks to the great folks at DeVry University, they will be hosting our event at their beautiful campus in Fremont. It is located at the Fremont end of the Dumbarton Bridge and convenient to 880. There is plenty of free parking available.
To participate, it is important that you arrive by 6:45 because the formal networking will begin at 7:00 pm. Otherwise, things get kind of complicated.
The important stuff - Food and drinks...
Light food and drinks to be provided, courtesy of the wonderful foks at DeVry University.
Prizes and Sponsors
If you're interested in providing raffle prizes for this event or sponsoring a future Linking Northern California event, please contact me. This is a great way to be seen by a diverse group of professionals.
Before the event, I will send a few tips to you regarding how to prepare for this type of event, so keep a lookout for an email from almostsavvy.com.
After the event, I will forward the contact information for all attendees to you, so don't worry if you didn't get a chance to meet everyone.
Just to be really, really clear...this information is for networking purposes only - do not add folks to your email list, send them sales materials or resumes without their permission.
Please note that the charge will appear as "First Thing Tomorrow" or "FirstThingT" on your credit card or bank statement.
Official Website: http://www.almostsavvy.com/events/events/step-away-from-the-computer/
Added by kenyeung on June 21, 2009