By Arlene O’Reilly
Networking is a linchpin of any job search. However, many people in transition, uncertain what to do in a room full of strangers, dread going to networking events. Even interviewing is more appealing to many job searchers.
At PSGCNJ’s Monday, April 7 meeting, Gregory Stewart speaks on Improving Your Networking Skills. As an executive coach and business consultant, Stewart believes that networking is a process of building and maintaining relationships. The successful growth of his own business, NexGen Management is proof that his ideas work.
In his presentation, Stewart provides insights and tips on building trust and creating reciprocity in relationships as a way to identify job opportunities. The skills and behaviors he teaches help overcome networking fears and increase confidence. Stewart explains how to prepare before a networking event, so you know what to do the minute you walk into the room. Critical tactics shared at the presentation include how to:
• Put your fears aside once you are at the event
• Meet new people and easily talk to them
• Keep the conversation going when it is stalling
• Work a room to get the most benefit from the event
You leave Stewart’s talk knowing exactly what you can do to be a better networker.
Bring a friend and come to hear Gregory Stewart speak at PSGCNJ’s general meeting on Monday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, Somerville.
Please refrain from parking in the church parking lot. Metered and unmetered parking is available on West High Street. Unmetered parking is also available on some of the side streets near the church. Please put enough coins in the meter; a parking ticket in Somerville Borough costs $24! Please do not park in the handicapped spaces in the church parking lot or driveway unless you have a wheelchair symbol placard or license plate.
PSGCNJ general meetings are always free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to this meeting, then visit our website http://www.psgcnj.org for information about upcoming events.
As founding partner of NexGen Management, Gregory Stewart has advised businesses and coached executives for over 10 years. Stewart is a specialist in transforming business operational performance. He is also an Accredited Business Coach. A founding member of The BizDoctors, a business partner networking group, Stewart’s experience in marketing, sales and operations extends over 30 years.
He actively serves his local business community as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce. He also is a board member of the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Medical Center. For more information about Gregory Stewart, visit http://www.nexgenmgt.com/