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Making the Most of Conferences and Networking Events

By February 4, 2020 February 11th, 2020 No 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

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.