In the past year, I have served as a table captain for two incredible non-profit organizations and powerful fund raising events (listed below.)
As a result of being a Table Captain, I have deepened my relationship with existing connections, created new business networking relationships and aligned myself more closely with powerful women and men in key business, government and community leadership positions.
My company’s image and personal brand have also been strengthened through these affiliations.
Consider these two upcoming Table Captain opportunities:
- YWCA In the Company of Women luncheon – this year on April 6, 2011 with keynote speaker, Lee Woodruff at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. I will host 2 tables, bringing 20 people to this amazing and inspiring event that will attract 1,500 of the top movers and shakers in the state of Connecticut. What a networking opportunity! Learn more about becoming a table captain for this event.
- Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Dinner – this year on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 6-9pm at the CT Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Three amazing women leaders – Isabelle Kelley, Denise L. Nappier, and Patricia M. Wald – will be honored. All three of these women have pioneered “Creating Social Change” in our world. Very Inspiring! Contact the CWHF organization to add your name as a table captain.
Note: Men can and do serve as table captains for both of the above listed fund raising events. It’s a great place to stand out and show your support of women in business and in life.
Your networking GOAL for this week:
Become a Table Captain for a charity fund raising event of a non-profit organization that YOU care about and believe in. Do your homework, find out what’s involved and then say YES! Don’t over-think it.
You have the power and influence to invite people in your business network to join you in raising awareness and much-needed money for worthy non-profit organizations that are making a positive impact in our community.
Serving as a Table Captain is a powerful business networking thing to do. Not only are you showcasing your leadership skills, you are creating opportunities for yourself and others. Your brand, your visibility and the value you bring to the world GROWS!
Once you experience the value of being a table captain, you’ll know exactly why I wrote this networking tip.
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