Networking Workshop – Practical ideas to improve your visibility

Venue: HP - Oakroom Auditorium

Location: Cupertino, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2009
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The dreaded N word. No matter where you go, or what stage of career you are in - the most common advice is to Network, Network, Network. And yet, many of us fail to network effectively. The most common reason cited is that we are busy with our jobs or that we don't know how to do it effectively. With the recession still strong and jobs scarce to come, networking is the only effective means of securing a job. You may be lucky to get a job without networking, but is that a job you will like?

As you progress through your career, networking will become even more important. So why not start now. SIPA is conducting this workshop that will be a combination of instruction and practical exercise. We will help you with tools you can take to become a more effective networker. Please join in for this workshop and bring your friends/spouses along. This is ONE skill that you can't ignore.

This workshop is conducted by Rajesh Setty.

Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author and speaker based in Silicon Valley. You can read more about him at Rajesh has written and published nine books so far with his first book published at the age of thirteen. He has also written more than 1300 articles on his blog Life Beyond Code ( You can follow him on Twitter at

Notes and Pre-Requisites (PLEASE READ)

Note #1: This is a workshop - meaning you will participate and actually use the skills right away. If you are planning to watch from the sidelines, this workshop is not for you. We want everyone to get the maximum benefit from this workshop and that can happen when everyone fully participates in the workshop.

Note #2: You have to make a promise to share your learning with at least ONE person in your network. Obviously, we can't track whether you will fulfill the promise but we hope that you will do it.

Pre-Requisite #1: Read Lasting Relationships (free download) a primer on building relationships. It is a 20-page eBook and a quick read.

Pre-Requisite #2: Read defiant: Practical Tips to Thrive in Tough Times - It's a 90 page eBook filled with tips submitted by more than 50 people. You can download it here:

Pre-Requisite #3: Come with your burning Networking Question and actually ask that question. Together we can find answers.

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6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Registration and Card Exchange Networking

6:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Introductory Comments

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Event Including Q&A

8:30 pm
Wrap Up and Networking

Save the Date – SIPACON 2009

SIPACON2009 our annual event for the year is coming up. More information will be provided in coming emails. Meanwhile save the date. We have an exciting list of speakers and topics lined up. The keynote speaker for this year is by Tom Campbell, former Dean of Haas School of Business, the Budget director for Arnold Schwarznegger and a candidate for the next Governor of California.

Our annual event will focus on the changing business climate and how Silicon Valley will emerge out of this recession. More importantly, what skills do we as professionals need to acquire to thrive in the new business environment. Stay tuned for more information.

November 7, 2009 Saturday
7.30am to 4.30pm

HP Campus, Palo Alto, CA


19447 Pruneridge Ave
United States