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Effective Networking Postdoc Professional development workshop Thierry Dubroca Postdoctoral Associate University of Florida Jan 16 th 2015.

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1 Effective Networking Postdoc Professional development workshop Thierry Dubroca Postdoctoral Associate University of Florida Jan 16 th 2015

2 What do YOU think Networking is?

3 What is Networking? Recruiter Professor Collaborator Specific Skill OFFER Job seeker Student Collaborator Skill-less DEMAND YOU Regular communication Regular communication New Connection

4 The Network (off line) John Bob Jen Laura Likai Lakshmi Kim Debby Jens Huang Page Jean Steve Jeff Pavan YOU Lauren Pavan SCHOOL MATES COLLEAGUES WORK AQUAINTANCES HOBBY - FRIENDS Personal - Professional Development Operational Help get things done Strategic Think future

5 Develop and Grow your Network Where to start (off line)? Attend events Speak at events Organize events Host events Plan your Network Who do you need to know? Recognize critical connectors Recognize decision makers Add people you meet to your social networks

6 Online Networking Social Networking Post articles, news or ideas Join groups of interest Post comments/answers Ask questions/start conversations Start a group Participate, organize or host Webinars Join newsletters, e-journals Share articles or news with others Write blog, use twitter Create your own website Network outside of your field

7 Networking Tool kit Update CV – Social Network profile Have a professional business card Practice your elevator pitch Events: participate, organize, host Be professional – dress code MAKE A PLAN

8 Tips and Method Be enthusiastic Know well the people in your network Ask people first before connecting them Do network often Foster relationships, trade information Use your elevator pitch Network, network, network! Method: 1)Clear strategy 2)Make yourself more visible 3)Meet new people 4) Keep in touch (critical connectors) Be engaged!

9 Practice! Networking Stations: 1.Talk 1-1 : you need to connect other person with someone in your network 2.Talk 1-1 : elevator pitch, then plan collaborative work together 3. Refreshment table: talk with others, exchange business cards or contact info 4. Lounge area: break the ice discussion write on board best ice breakers Last activity as group: Introduce people to each others “Bill is a hard man to get to know”

10 Questions? Thierry Dubroca Postdoctoral Associate Electron Magnetic Resonance Division National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (352)

11 Practice! Networking Stations: 1.Talk 1-1 : you need to connect other person with someone from your network 2.Talk 1-1 : elevator pitch, then plan collaborative work together 3. Refreshment table: talk with others, exchange business cards or contact info 4. Lounge area: “break the ice” discussion write on board best ice breakers Last activity as group: Introduce people to each others Tips: Be enthusiastic Know well people in your network Ask people first before connecting them Do network often Foster relationships, trade information Use your elevator pitch Network, network, network! Method: 1)Clear strategy 2)Make yourself more visible 3)Meet new people 4) Keep in touch (critical connectors) Questions? Always ask! Contact info: Thierry Dubroca; (352) ;


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