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Monday, February 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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University of Hartford 
222 Pitkin St. East Hartford, CT 06108
East Hartford, CT 06108

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Tracy Allen 
Greater Hartford SCORE 

Networking to Success

This workshop is a partnership between SCORE Greater Hartford and University of Hartford Women’s Business Center. 


 Building a solid network in a professional environment is an essential skill. In this interactive workshop will help you understand the value and power of networking. You will learn how to build   and maintain a strong and valuable  network. You will also learn what pitfalls you should avoid, how to effortlessly make contact with others, and how to successfully promote yourself and your business.

You Will Learn To:

• Why they need to network and what the purpose of networking is 

• What types of networking events there are

• How to find networking events

• How to plan for a networking event

• What to do at a networking event

• How to follow up after a networking event

• How to use social media to assist in networking

Attendees will leave this event with the ability to find networking events that match their needs, a strategy for networking and an understanding of how to use networking to build their career or business.

Fee: FREE 

Presenter:                                                                                                                     Eric Lopkin                                                                                                                                       President, CEO and Founder

Eric Lopkin founded The Modern Observer Group in 2002 as a name to promote his freelance communications work. Wanting to use his skills and talents to help small businesses and executives achieve their professional as well as personal goals, Eric reformed The Modern Observer Group in 2009 to bring in a greater range of coaches and consultants to enhance the services available. Eric spent the earlier part of his career working in the communications field as a creative director in advertising, an operations manager at media companies, and other roles. His time working in communications taught him to manage people, keep projects on track and on budget, and streamline the organizations for which he worked so that they ran easily and profitably. He wanted to impart these same skills to his clients, and so Modern Observer Group was born. Eric’s philosophy as a coach is based on the idea that one cannot separate oneself from one’s business. A business owner or executive’s personal life is inexorably connected to his or her business – one cannot succeed while the other flounders. Eric takes into account the whole person – both their personal side and their professional side – when developing a plan to help a client. His evaluations are impartial, and his solutions are practical since he has learned how to successfully run a business the hard way so that his clients will not make mistakes that could be easily avoided.

Please Remember:

 1. Monitor your emails for any updates to the date/location/time.

2. Our workshops are PAPERLESS, so you will receive an email the day before the workshop linking you to any handouts. You should print it out or load it onto a laptop, tablet, or phone for viewing.

3. Bring your cell phone as you will receive an email with a link to your workshop evaluation form. It will be sent to you toward the end of the workshop so you can complete it effortlessly online before you leave. Wi-Fi is available in most locations.

Please Take Note:

1. You must register online for all workshops. No walk-ins will be allowed for any paid workshops because we do not have the ability to take payment on the spot.

2. There will be absolutely no refunds for workshops.

3. Please arrive with enough time to get settled as every workshop will start promptly.

4. Parking - will not be validated for workshops in Downtown Hartford. Please download the WOONERF App on your phone so that you can replenish the parking meter from your phone if you choose to park on the street and not have to leave the workshop or worry about getting a ticket.

5. Virtual Workshops are a two-step process. Please make sure that you check your email and follow the instructions so you can get the log in credential for the Zoom workshop session. Also, make sure you download the app on your phone or computer prior to the start of the workshop.

Free Business Counseling:

To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free and paid workshops, please visit our website.

SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.