Juliette Mayers, executive director, multicultural marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, shared tips on how to best network at the Massachusetts Conference for Women with author, consultant and conference networking expert Mike Bruny of “The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes.”
Listen to the interview:
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Juliette, the author of “A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking, Advance Your Career, Grow Your Business!”, noted that while social media offers great ways to connect and network, it’s still very important to build your personal brand and make offline connections through face-to-face networking events like women’s conferences.
Her three tips to make the most of the Massachusetts Conference for Women:
1. Define what you want to accomplish and be strategic about your networking efforts, choosing sessions and resources that will further your objective.
2. Ask yourself what can you offer to others, what value can you bring?
3. Network with the people directly aligned with your long-term goals.
She also shared networking tips specific to black women. Listen now!