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January 28, 2016

SO IS THIS A CLASS OR A NETWORKING EVENT?

MOST NEWBIES WHO ATTEND ANY OF OUR EVENTS WORLDWIDE ARE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED THAT IT'S A BIT OF BOTH AND MORE!!

Daily, people call or email me and ask me to teach them how to “network". They ask how to come to my “class”, armed with pen and paper all too often. Anyone is welcome to take notes but “Active Networking” is an ART and an attitude, not a class! I say this because I watch so many thousands of people show up and then they don’t actually elevate it to an Art after they leave. Yes we are also a networking event, but we’re a networking event unlike most others. What we really are is a meeting of cool people all working towards trying to help each other do better. We care about how your build your relationships in business and out. So how do we do this?

We say hello with an opening line that is NOT, “So what do you do for a living?”
We engage in a conversation of any length, that is about finding a way to first get comfortable in the conversation without selling, and second without worrying about your endgame!

We find out what the person we are talking to needs or wants. If we can help them with what they need and want, then maybe they won’t feel the need to sell so hard.

We think about what I call #MYGIVE4, where we find 4 ways in which we might be able to help them:

1. Can we use our ideas and talent to help them?
2. Can we volunteer to help them with something they really need?
3. Can we offer any donation or financial assistance towards
whatever they are struggling with?                  
4. Can we make some powerful referrals for them using our “know, like and trust” capital by directly open doors through personal introductions?

We followup and we practice #MYGIVE4 a minimum of 4 hours a week, from here on out!

If you want to meet people who think like this, bring your notepads, warm handshakes and powerful passions to our upcoming events, you’ll meet amazing people and who knows, you might also learn something. Let us find ways to help you do better, and help us introduce this to more people. Here are our upcoming cities and events:

February 8th at The Box SF, San Francisco. Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-san-francisco-february-8-2016-tickets-20006805895

February 9th at Ignited Spaces, Los Angeles. Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-los-angeles-february-9-2016-tickets-20006869084

February 10th at The CrashLabs, Orange County. Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-orange-county-february-10-2016-tickets-20006914219

February 22nd at The Corinthian Grand Ballroom, San Jose. Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-silicon-valley-february-22-2016-tickets-20007051630

>>>>>> March 1st at Dallas BBQ, New York City. Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-active-networking-new-york-city-march-1-2016-tickets-21096507221

ALL EVENTS START AT 6:30, AND OUR MEETING TIME IS NOW MOVING UP TO A 7PM START VS 7:30PM FOR ALL CITIES!

Be Well, Be Creative, Be Great!

Make it a great week!
Mark E. Sackett

415-602-9500

Tickets are always available for each event on our website until 6pm day of the event, or are available for 10 dollars more at the door until 7:00 pm. Please take a look at our Website, read the reviews, join our groups and social media pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter; and share this with others at TheArtofActiveNetworking.com
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