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Social and Professional, Creative idea-Exchange

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Join Melissa G Wilson and Four Great Authors for an Invigorating Evening with the Written Word!

When: Wednesday, October 15th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Space (a most unique connection space!) 444 N Wabash, Chicago, IL, 5th floor


Have you been longing for a fun, more connective way of meeting new people?

Do you like to learn new things in a warm, inviting social setting?

Are you ready for a very unique, interactive experience?

Then you will want attend this first of its kind authors roundtable adventure.

What to Expect

  • You will start by arriving at 5:30 where you will meet me as one of your hosts as well as other hosts who will introduce you around the room to others attending as well as the authors.
  • At 6:00 p.m. We will have a brief introduction to the authors and their tables of conversation around each of their books.
  • At 6:30 you will choose your first table to sit down at. Note that once a table is full you will have to go to one that has openings. At your table you will get the chance to not only listen to the author’s overview of his or her subject but also get to meet the other participants at your table and exchange ideas and ask questions to create great, stimulating conversation.
  • At 7:00 you will again switch to another table of your choice and, once again, meet new people and have create a great exchange of ideas.
  • At 7:30 you will have your third and final opportunity to sit down and converse with an author.
  • From 7:30 – 8:00 we will have an open room conversation sharing the insights and highlights from the authors and you and the other participants.
Note: This event is not just for other writers or people who want to be authors. It’s a social and professional, creative idea-exchange. My goal is to provide an environment where you can experience what I hope will be a more rich and beneficial way to connect to other.
Did I Hear Food and Wine?
We will have a nice amount of both red and white wines as well as water. However, if you wish to drink something else feel free to BYOB (eg your own fun wine or beer to share).
Food? We will have tasty and healthy food (and some sweets) to hopefully satisfy your hunger. It won’t be a heavy dinner but one that we think will be sufficient. Again, if you wish to bring something for yourself that would be just fine and/or something to share.
Charity
Anyone who knows me knows that I am about paying it forward and giving back. So, with this in mind half of the money made this evening will go to a very worthy cause called A Silver Lining Foundation. This organization ensures dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all and is located right here in Chicago.
Our Great Roster of Authors

Craig S Wilson, Author of Dating for Life (www.datingforlife.com)

John St. Augustine, Author of Notes from the North, Living an Uncommon Life and Every Moment Matter (www.johnstaugustine)
Dan Tepke, Author of Hatching Your Million Dollar Business (www.hatchingyourmilliondollarbusiness.com)
Dan Weinfurter, Author of Second Stage Entrepreneurship (www.danweinfurter.com)
Mike Klein, Author of Million Dollar Sales Conversations (www.mikekleinauthor.com)
What’s Next?
We hope to make this a regular event so let us know what you would recommend to make it even better once you have had the opportunity to experience it!
Maestro of the Event
Melissa G Wilson, Author of Networlding and 15 other books on leadership, networking, social media and publishing (www.networlding.com)
FINAL NOTE! – Only a few seats available for the optimum connective experience!

 

Networking is Dead by Melissa G Wilson and Larry Mohl

Networking is Dead By Melissa G Wilson and Larry Mohl

Do you go to networking events with a pocket full of business cards
and hand them out with your elevator pitch in hopes of generating a
couple of leads?

Do you meet people at trade shows or seminars and
hand out a few more, figuring maybe they have a friend of a friend who
might be interested in what you offer?

And how well does that usually turn out?

I
don’t know about you, but I have literally hundreds of business cards
(all neatly stored in cases and folios) for people I’ve met at Chamber
of Commerce events, social gatherings, meetups and any number of
“meet-and-greets”. And I’ve never worked with a single one.

It’s
not that I didn’t need insurance. Or my carpet cleaned. Or a party
planned. Or a massage. It’s just that I couldn’t possibly tell you who,
in that massive pile of dead trees, is who.

If that sounds like
you, you may be relieved to hear that networking is dead… at least in
the traditional mind-numbing way that we’ve been taught to think about
it.

You may also be relieved to hear that the new networking is less painful and results in more business.

Want to know how it’s done?

Then you’ll want to read this book.

A Tale Of Two Chicago Networkers 

Networking is Dead By Melissa G Wilson and Larry Mohl

The intriguing thing about this book is that it’s fiction.

Instead
of the usual business book that talks at you like a grad school
lecture, this one is told as the story of two individuals who want to
boost their networking power.

One is a bit shy and doesn’t have a
lot of connections. One is outgoing and has a whole lot of connections.
Neither is generating any business.

When they’re introduced to a professional networker – correction, someone who knows how to help people make connections that matter – they learn how to do just that.

I
had the chance to ask the authors why they chose to tell this story as a
fable instead of writing a traditional business book and this is what
they said:


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But things change when she moves into the same building as her close
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Bobbie, Meryl, Ivy, and Ella, all variations of shy girls, brave the
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nighttime roof deck conversations over glasses of wine instigate
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Bobbie takes a bold step to redesign her life completely to ensure
she doesn’t fall into the romantic trap she fell into before. But
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Networlding vs. Networking


Networlding is a licensed, proven system based on the best-selling book, Networlding (written by Melissa Giovagnoli, President of Networlding, Chicago, IL), that provides a powerful, seven-step system which maximizes individual and company growth while supporting the core values of: innovation, collaboration, integrity and making a difference.


MultiNetworlding relationships start when you clearly express your intent in the broad sense of the word. Quickly and convincingly, you communicate your goals and values, and when you do so, people who resonate to your intent will respond. If someone responds positively and you are able to establish a Networlding relationship, you can reap tremendous benefits. Your new partner will not only do more for you in terms of opportunities but in providing an empathetic ear and a source of fresh ideas.

Networlding
is about:
Leveraged learning vs. duplication of efforts.
Relational vs. transactional.
Mutually beneficial vs. often one-sided.
Holistic vs. materialistic.
Expansive vs. specific. 
 

In contrast, Networking connections are flimsy because they lack support. When networking, people are bound together because one person needs another to do a deal or create a sale. One particular situation binds them together, and as soon as this situation disintegrates or disappears, there’s nothing left of the relationship to keep it strong enough to survive.

Inside Your Chicago is honored to be an Alliance Partner with Melissa and her team of Resident Experts at Networlding providing the “Best of the Best in Marketing and Business Development Services.”

Melissa is one of the world’s leading experts on the development of individual and community leadership networks as a means of growing and accelerating brand loyalty and performance improvement inside and outside organizations. For more than a decade Melissa’s organization, Networlding, has provided exceptional relationship marketing and management programs for organizations like AT&T, CNA, Motorola and Disney. 


Melissa is the author and/or co-author of nine top-selling books. Her seventh book, co-authored with former CMO of Office Depot, Jocelyn Carter Miller, held the #10 spot on Amazon (in Chicago) for a year. Other books include: 



  • Networlding: Building Relationships and Opportunities for Success
  • The Chicago Entrepreneurs Sourcebook (rated one of the top 10 small business books in Chicago)
  • 75 Cage Rattling Questions that Change the Way You Work (McGraw Hill)
  • The Power of Two: Rethinking and Reforming Strategic Alliances (Jossey Bass)

Four of Melissa’s books have been on top business book lists including: The Power-of-Two and Networlding, recognized by Booz Allen as two of the top ten alliance management books.

Melissa has also been a guest on both radio and television including The Today Show, CNN, WGN, CNBC and FOX. One of her books was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a frequent presenter at conferences looking for interactive sessions. Her unique program, The Extravaganza, has been highly evaluated by Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

With a BA in Sociology and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, Melissa went on to found Service Showcase, Inc., an innovative consulting firm started in 1986. For the past twelve years she has grown the company to include clients Price Waterhouse, AT&T, Dean Foods and Motorola as well as dozens of smaller companies and organizations. In 1998 she was chosen as one of six extraordinary women of the year by The University of Chicago Women’s Graduate Business Alumni Board. Networlding was recently licensed by Yale University through their graduate school of business.