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ORSWW Beyond Networking for Consultants & National Board Reception
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Professional Development & National Board Reception for the IMC ORSWW Chapter. A cocktail reception with the National Board, is followed by a professional development event "Beyond Networking for Consultants - Achieve More Impact"

When: May 9th, 2013
6:30 PM to 9 PM
Where: Hotel Fifty
50 SW Morrison St.
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Contact: Kathie Nelson

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IMC Oregon SW Washington Chapter
Professional Development & IMC USA Annual Meeting
May 9, 2013, 6 pm - 9 pm
(Cocktail reception at 6:00 pm)

Beyond Networking for Consultants: Achieve More Impact

Consultants sell time and value.  Relationship building is critical and most networking events are useless for those who consult to management.   

You are invited to join us for a truth-telling presentation featuring a panel of savvy networkers who generate the bulk of their business using networking strategies that go beyond what is promoted as common wisdom.   

What you will learn: 

  • Networking events - How to discern where to show up, how to engage (and tactfully disengage when you have a chatterbox), and when to say no.
  • Trusted team of advisers - Who to target, how to strengthen, and when to cut loose relationships that don’t serve you to create winning results.
  • Networking trends – Redefine and discover how to cross intergenerational boundaries by connecting with today’s buyer of management consulting services who may be an entirely different demographic than yourself.  
  • Thought leader status – How to talk about yourself without being self-promotional, gain fresh ideas on acceptable "name dropping" tactics, how to leverage speaking, seek out strong strategic partner relationships, and more to network both on and offline. 

As a consultant your time is too valuable to be sitting in coffee shops. (As a matter of fact, it may be hurting you to do so.)  

You will experience through panel and round table discussion practical applications and strategy to achieve high impact networks that lead to increased visibility, credibility, and opportunity.

Prior to the panel discussion, while you are enjoying your libations and social interaction, a networking effectiveness  "self-assessment” will be available for you to take. This will allow you to reflect on your personal networking effectiveness and trigger questions for the panel.

Beyond Networking for Consultants Panel:

  • Moderator, Kathie Nelson, CMC, Founder Get Monetized NowTM and author of the "Networking for Busy PeopleTM" curriculum
  • Ben Griner,CMC, Principal PerSyst Consulting LLC
  • David Norman, CMC, Vistage Chair
  • Jerry Vieira, CMC, Founder of the QMP Group and author of the articles "Networking from the Front of the Room” and "The 8 Client Personality Types.”
  • Pat Granum, CEO, Co-operations, Inc. "Fasting Growing TechService Providers" Portland Business Journal

This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself and ask questions of the National Board, whose membership is from all over the country.  Relax after the day and consider the broader aspects of networking.

Please join us. Learn with your peers and help welcome our IMC National Board Members to the Rose City.


  • 5:30 pm - 6:00pm IMC USA Annual Meeting (IMC Members Welcome) 
  • 6:00 pm Registration, Networking Cocktail Reception with National Board members 
  • 7:00 pm Announcments, Program Begins
  • 8:50 pm Wrap up
  • 9:00 pm Dismiss

Members $50, Guests $65, At door $75    No refunds.  (Early birds save $15! Buy before 5/2.)
Event fee includes a light meal plus one beverage ticket.

If you have questions, contact membership chair Henry Gregor, or Special Event chair Kathie Nelson at   

NOTE:  This event replaces the IMC ORSWW Chapter Breakfast Meeting in May.  

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