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Making the Most of Conferences and Networking Events

By February 4, 2020February 11th, 2020No Comments
Kelly Hoey - networking expert - keynote speaker - author - build your dream network

You’ve signed up to attend a conference, and, as the day of the event approaches, you find yourself overcome with dread and regret, creating all sorts of excuses not to attend. Sound familiar? It’s time to lift your networking game out of the common over-committed calendar rut. Kelly’s strategies in this episode will help you maximize the opportunities you should be committing to and say no to the ones you shouldn’t.

Need more guidance? Check out these posts on the Build Your Dream blog “BYDN College Content Series: Working The Room” and “Quit Faking It — Networking Is Easier When It’s Authentic” along with this earlier podcast episode “Luck, Chance, And Fortune“.

Kelly Hoey - networking expert - keynote speaker - author - build your dream network

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at