|Chi Chi Okezie explaining components of a 30 second speech|
Okezie offered a guide to mastering three techniques that she believes will surely result in networking success. These techniques include delivering an impressive 30-second speech, asking resourceful questions, and devising an active follow up plan. Improving upon all of these components of networking will help build one’s professionalism. Okezie also encouraged the EASL interns to take on a more professional role as well, enhancing the quality of everything they do. “Professionalism is what you make it to be,” she added. “ What’s the quality of meaning? Are you at a meeting on time? Are there typos in the slideshow you are preparing? You want to respect the social and professional protocol.”
|Students discussing techniques of networking|
Photos by Mariangela Jordan
As her lesson came to a close Okezie reminded the EASL students that learning and living a flourishing networking lifestyle can create proficient opportunities not only for business professionals and entrepreneurs, but also for students just like them. “You are born into networking.”
To learn more about how to “Network Like a Pro”, visit the SIMPLEnetworking website at http://www.snseminars.com or Okezie’s website at http://www.chichiokezie.com .