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Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
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La Palma Community Center 
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
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 A no-charge event sponsored by:

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Funded (in part) through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration


5 Hutton Centre Drive, Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA 92707


Networking to Build Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is the message you send and the message that others receive about you.  How do you want to stand out from the crowd and have people remember you?  Do you want to be known as a problem solver, an outstanding team member, a diplomatic change agent?  Do you want to be perceived as polished, professional, and friendly? For others to receive your intended message, it must be genuine and authentic. 

A poll by found that 48% of their readers believed that personal connections are the primary factor that most often leads to getting ahead in an organization.  Developing your personal brand is critical to building your network.  Personal branding gives you an edge to make an outstanding impression.  A personal network is an excellent source of information and ideas about events, trends, opportunities, and industry news.   
In this module, you will look at how to strengthen your first impression, develop a Personal Branding Statement, and build your relationship skills to add to your personal and business network. 
At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• Make a stronger first impression when building their professional network 
• Develop a flexible and authentic Personal Branding Statement
• Make the most of professional connections 
• Use the relationship linking technique to add to their network

This workshop is presented by Steve Thomas.

Work Experience:
• Twelve years of experience in management, strategic planning, and analysis 
• Four (4) years working with the Dale Carnegie of Orange County, CA franchise as a Performance Consultant / Certified Trainer (current position)
• Public Speaker/Keynote Speaker
Governmental Experience:
• Orange County One Stop Center (State Government Agency)
Client Experience:
• Citi (Financial Institution)
• Microsoft
• Fullerton College
• Nixon Library & Museum • Girls Inc of Orange County
• Kofax 
• Lions Club of Garden Grove  
Industry Training Experience:
• Finance: Trained operational processes in Manila, Philippines 
• Manufacturing
• Non-Profit: 15+ years – leadership/communications (various volunteer groups)
• Technology
Education and Certifications:
• M.A. in Human Services (Executive Leadership Concentration) 
• B.S. in Business Management (Marketing) / Religion (Youth Studies)
• Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer in the following curriculum areas: Sales, Communications, Human Relations, Team Member Engagement

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)



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