Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stanford Networking Meeting

Last night's Stanford Networking Meeting in Washington, DC was a great success. At the meeting, the wonderful Patti Wilson taught a seminar on "How to Work a Room." Patti is a career coach and employment consultant who simplifies the whole networking process fun and easy to learn. Did you know, for example, that it's better to talk about a shared interest or hobby than the nitty-gritty details of your day to day job? I might get confused and frustrated if you start talking about system controls on the space shuttle's air intake valves, but the second you mention snowboarding or Ultimate, I'll be right there with you. If you need a networking presentation for your next conference or meeting, I highly recommend Patti.

Kudos also to Michelle Compton for overseeing the event and making everyone feel at home. There's nothing like getting a little taste of Stanford warmth and hospitality from 3000 miles away!
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