“Virtual Networking for Introverts is a dream come true for anyone who needs to network but just doesn’t want to. These sessions are an easy, low-stress alternative to the types of events we’ve all been to…you know the ones…filled with painful small talk and awkward silences (aka, every introvert’s nightmare). Instead, go virtual, learn something new, and meet some friendly fellow introverts from the comfort of your own home.”
T.W., March event participant
Join us for Virtual Networking for Introverts!
What is it? It’s an introvert-friendly opportunity to make meaningful connections with other entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders, all from the comfort of your own home or office.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Beth’s Virtual Networking for Entrepreneurs online gathering. I left feeling inspired after gleaning some practical new skills and connecting with some wonderful people. I’ve already registered for the next one!”
— Tim Stringer, Founder of Holistic Productivity
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4p-5:15p PT/7p-8:15p ET, $15
Featured Speaker: Steve McCullough, founder of The McCullough Group, will introduce the concept of Buyer Focused selling and offer ways in which introverts can be bring their strengths to the table in any sales situation. Register Now:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Featured Speaker: Arden Clise, business etiquette trainer, coach, author at Clise Etiquette. Arden is going to share tips on how to navigate your most vexing networking challenges, such as breaking into conversations – and leaving them gracefully!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Featured Speaker: Marianne Griebler, marketing communications strategist at Marianne Griebler Consulting. Marianne will talk about the one thing that almost everyone gets wrong on their LinkedIn profile and the right way to fix it.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Featured Speaker: Beth Buelow, founder, The Introvert Entrepreneur. Beth will share introvert-friendly sales strategies that will make business development easier and more enjoyable.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Featured Speaker: Mike Mataluni of MikeMeansMarketing.com. Mike is going to teach us how to get the most bang for your buck with Facebook Ads by using Facebook’s audience building tools.
Thursday, September 28, 2017: REGISTER NOW
Featured Speaker: Kwame Christian, Founder, American Negotiation Institute. Kwame’s specific focus is TBD, but it will be centered around negotiation skills for business and life. My recent podcast interview with him will give you a sense of the possible conversation: http://theintrovertentrepreneur.com/2017/04/12/ep149-kwame-christian-negotiating-success/
Why Virtual Networking?
Beth established a relaxing, yet focused environment. I’ve never used the technology or participated in something such as this and it was well-run and beneficial. The pre-questions helped me know what value I could add and what value I needed. The speaker was practical and open.
~ Kelly L. Fairbairn, President, PPS International Limited
We all know networking is essential to our professional growth. But the word “networking,” especially for introverts, is a turn-off. It’s not just the people part… it’s also the time and energy it takes to deal with the logistics of networking.
As I discuss in my book, networking is really about relationship building. It’s about making meaningful connections that often lead to resources shared, alliances formed, and business secured. At its heart, it’s a way of breaking out of your bubble and expanding your awareness of what’s possible and what your colleagues are up to. It’s a reminder that you’re not alone on the journey.
I really enjoy the Virtual Networking Group! It’s great to connect with other introverts and “practice” in a safe space, and it’s very convenient to meet online from the comfort of my home. It has helped me build my confidence for in-person networking events! ~Patricia B., Canada
By participating in Virtual Networking for Introverts, you’re
- meeting other like-minded professionals who are interested in personal and professional growth
- getting a dose of valuable content that supports your business development
- sharpening your networking skills in an introvert-friendly environment
- enjoying the benefits of real-time networking without having to leave your home or office
- tapping into the resources offered by a diverse group of professionals, all interested in supporting one another’s growth
Each monthly event is a 75-minute Zoom (video conferencing) call. Attendance is capped at no more than 20 people. I’ll serve as our networking facilitator, with the occasional guest speaker providing the opening presentation.
Each call includes:
- 20-min presentation on an introvert entrepreneur-related topic, such as crafting your introduction, marketing and sales strategies, networking etiquette, etc., and/or a reflection question with time to process.
- about 30 minutes in small group networking. 5 people max in each group… I provide a starting point for the conversation, and you all take it from there!
- 10 minutes back in the full group to share something you learned or offer resources. This is a no selling zone… re: resources, we’re talking books, videos, sites, articles, etc.
Your investment is $15 to participate in a monthly session (or buy a 3-month package for 15% off!). At the conclusion of the session, you’ll receive notes on resources shared during the call, plus you have the option to be added to a private Facebook Group for continued connection and conversation.
You can join us once or as many times as you wish. Each time will be a different experience and an opportunity to practice your networking skills while making mutually beneficial connections in an introvert friendly space.
All events are held the fourth Thursday of the month, 4pm PT/7pm ET – 5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET
Final event for 2017: December 14
Zoom Video Conferencing Platform. You will need a webcam to participate. Zoom is available on desktop, laptop and mobile devices. For best experience, please use a desk/laptop. A few days before the event, you’ll receive a link to the Zoom Room along with other logistical information.
Maximum registration is 20 participants. In the event that fewer than 5 people are registered for the event, it will be cancelled and any registration fees will be promptly returned. Refunds are only available up to 7 days prior to the event; no refunds are issued for no-shows.