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Presented at the Lunch and Learn on May 25
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Workshop Info

S. O. S.

Join us for an exciting new aspect to our TGIF Coffees - S.O.S. - Sharpen Our Skills.  S.O.S. is a mini-workshop conducted at our TGIF Coffees to help our membership and their guests brush up on their networking skills.

Each month we will feature a specific skill - we will provide some quick and easy guides to help you perfect your introduction, listening skills, 30 sec/60 sec sales pitch, as well as helping you to answer the question, "what do you do?" so that you can get a the prospect, the follow-up call or referral.  Check back each month for worksheets on each topic.  Then practice...have a one-on-one, call another member and apply what you learned at our pre-lunch networking time.  Isn't it time we "Sharpened Our Skills?"


Select the worksheet to download.
S.O.S. Workshop 1.  "What do you do?"
S.O.S. Workshop 2.  "What Not to do"
S.O.S. Workshop 3.  "The Elevator Pitch"
S.O.S. Workshop 4.  "The One-to-One"
S.O.S. Workshop 7:  "Whats In A Name?"
S.O.S. Workshop 8:  "It's all in the Follow Up!"
S.O.S. Workshop 9:  "Networking Etiquette 101"
S.O.S Workshop 10:  "Top 10 Email Timesavers"
S.O.S. Workshop 11:  "Personal Payment Solutions"
S.O.S. Workshop 12:  "Fitness Tips"
S.O.S. Workshop 14:  "Dealing with Unhappy Customers"
S.O.S. Workshop 15:  "Top 10 Email Time Savers"
S.O.S. Workshop 16:  "Working with Different Aged Employees"
S.O.S Workshop 17:  "Speed Networking"
S.O.S. Workshop 18:  "Advertising and your Business"

S.O.S. Workshop 19:  "Fraud:  Can you see it?  Can you prevent it?"

S.O.S. Workshop 20:  "Treat the Event Like a Party"

S.O.S  Workshop 21:   "Steps for Physical & Mental Wellness"

S.O.S. Workshop 22:  "Generation Z"

S.O.S. Workshop 24:  "Expressing Gratitude"

S.O.S. Workshop 25:  "5 E's of Service"

S.O.S. Workshop 26:  "Tips for Home Based Businesses"


We have researched some of the best websites to help you practice and give you more tips to perfect your introduction.  Check out these links.
Includes a text editor that allows you to see how long your pitch will be. Check out the Utube videos.

The Reluctant
Wealth of good information on networking do's and don'ts

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