Recording of the CIPS Jan 24th Live Webinar: “How to Turn 3-Minute Conversations Into Relationships, Referrals and Revenues”

FACT: Networking has evolved from a “nice to do” activity to a required professional competency. In today’s complex and competitive business environment, the scope and diversity of your network often determines both professional and personal success. 
Unfortunately, for over 90% of business professionals, it is also a misunderstood and abused business strategy. 
This webinar addresses the most common networking myths, explores secret network principles and supplies success strategies for creating and leveraging a network of relationships. 
Here’s what you will learn: 
  • 6 hidden networking trigger points and how to leverage each.
  • 5 networking payoff areas that multiply your results without extra effort. 
  • 4 strategies to maximize your impact and build trust during an initial contact.
During this session, participants will discover how to maximize every networking contact. As a result of participating in this program, you will have the ability to build more productive and profitable relationships. 


Presenter: Michael J. Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru
Michael specializes in helping professionals increase results by improving their ability to develop and leverage relationships. Building on his successful 23-year corporate career, he has invested the last 25 years relentlessly researching networking as a business strategy and professional competency. 
Recognized as an international networking expert, he now coaches business, corporate and sales professionals on how to achieve better results by improving networking skills.
His client list includes names like Dell, Staples, Project Management Institute, Sunlife, Alcatel-Lucent, Workopolis, Ball State University and the University of Ottawa’s Telfer EMBA Program. 
Michael’s most unique characteristic is that he has built his company from an idea to a six-figure speaking and consulting practice using networking as his sole marketing strategy. 
Michael has a unique ability to inspire minds and initiate change! 


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Donna Lindskog I.S.P. (ret.) – 02/09/2017

Trump picked Ajit Pai as the chairman for the FCC.  Pai is known to oppose net neutrality as it is defined by the FCC. Net Neutrality ensures network carriers do not prioritize some traffic over others. IT professionals should be concerned that net neutrality is in danger in the United States.

IT professionals should be speaking up to ensure access to the internet remains fair. We have a responsibility to the public to speak up on technology issues where we are the experts.

The public may not understand how unique the internet is. We know that all the other networks are governed by economics and whoever can pay the most money controls the access and the message.  On the internet the aim is to have all traffic treated the same, nothing blocked or slowed down or routed differently. This allows all the voices/ apps / people to have a fair chance at succeeding. Our job is to protect that right for the public even if they don’t know that they need it. Read More →