This morning at the bright hour of 7:30– there was alot of connecting, talking and developing some new contacts and nurturing others- all with people like myself who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.
Part of a great series, that the WU Club of New York has started to develop is having morning meetings with a line up of speakers and I was lucky to be the one today.
I am pictured with my friend and Executive Director of Development–Mike Worley who really started the whole connection when we met several years ago. ( This is also a man who is a marathon runner and has never missed a Kentucky Derby!)
Our program co-coordinator, pictured to the left in the middle is Wyeth Killip who is also speaking next month on "Harnessing Social Media to Build Your Professional Brand"- He is the Sales Advisor for Criteria for Success; www.criteriaforsuccess.com and wonderful to work with and pictured to the far right is our host for the meeting today, Howard Berkower of McCarter&English,Attorneys at Law www.mccarter.com who was great!
It was a terrific morning- alot of 'small world' connections and there was alot of energy in the room.
As I went through my 5 Best Practices for staying in touch with your networks, I was able to do my follow up quickly after the meeting which has already resulted in some interesting opportunities and most importantly to help some other people– (the real truth in great relationship building)
So– get involved with your own college alumni and take the opportunity to really learn from the great people who also attended your school. You start off with a common interest automatically!