Thinking Outside The Box: A Twist On Business Networking
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/
Contact: WPI Venture Forum, +1-508-831-5075
Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 6-9 p.m
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Campus Center Odeum
Worcester, MA - April 26, 2005 - Networking plays a vital role in making and maintaining business relationships. On May 10, the WPI Venture Forum will host a "discussion in the round" on the topic of networking in today's fast-paced business environment. The event will feature four high-powered, business professionals who will serve as facilitators:
- Alan Glou, President of Glou International, an international speaker on the topics of business networking, coaching, and executive search;
- Dianne M. Durkin, President and Founder of Loyalty Factor, an expert in training and development, and customer loyalty;
- Lauren Mackler, Founder of Lauren Mackler & Associates, one of America's leading business coaches; and
- Leonard S. Rishkofski, President and CEO of Snowden Associates, a specialist in human resources and executive coaching.
Each facilitator will discuss their style and methods of networking within smaller breakout groups. They will share tips on how to meet people and companies, and how to maintain relationships that will enhance business.
The WPI Venture Forum meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the Odeum Campus Center on the WPI campus in Worcester, MA. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration cost is $10 individual, annual, and lifetime members; and $20 nonmembers.
About the WPI Venture Forum
The WPI Venture Forum was created in 1990 to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and to serve those who engage in technology- based entrepreneurial enterprises by providing advice, support and education tailored to meet their needs. The forum fosters entrepreneurship through such activities as monthly programs, a business plan contest, a weekly radio show on News Radio WTAG (Saturdays, 5-7 pm, 580am), and a monthly newsletter.
The Venture Forum, as part of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Department of Management at WPI, serves individuals who are seeking to begin their own technology-based businesses; founders, presidents, and senior managers of start-up or early-stage companies; senior managers of companies that are restarting or making a transition for one mode of operation to another; and employees leaving large companies due to a reduction in force or to start businesses.