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NETWORKING TIPS FROM THE PROS

Look for people by themselves and say hello
If you see someone on their own, it is the perfect opportunity to say "hello" and introduce yourself. It can be as easy as that.

Break the ice - get out there and start building your connections!

Not a good "opener"?  Then be a great "closer" !
No one likes ending a conversation regardless of whether or not it's going well. If you take the initiative to end the conversation and move on, the person you are talking to will be grateful. Do it before a conversation goes stale. Here are some good closers:
 
  • I don't want to take up all your time; it was great meeting you!
  • Well I'd love to stay in touch; can we trade cards?
  • I'm going to go mingle some more, but it was nice chatting.

Listen
It may seem too simple, but it can be hard to remember to stop and listen. Too often, we are thinking about what we're going to say when the other person finally takes a breath. Make a conscious effort to hear, and digest. Indicate you are tuned in by asking questions or repeating back what you just heard.

Be Positive
There is nothing as tedious as spending time with a complainer or whiner.  Conversely, there is something very appealing about someone with an upbeat attitude. If you catch yourself becoming negative, switch gears and redirect your thoughts and words.

 
PHOTOS FROM WET WEDNESDAY
7-8-15 @ W's Grill
(to see all photos, visit our Facebook page)
 

August Events

August 6 - August 9
HOSTED BY:  
The Krame Center (Carolyn Tucci) 
EVENT:  Silent Retreat - Deepen your understanding of  the practice of meditation.
Click here for more information

LOCATION:  Ramapo College

 
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UPCOMING
BERGEN BIZ
EVENTS


August 6th
5:30-7:30 PM
SPECIAL EVENT
Summer BBQ
Bring the Family!
Demarest Farms
Hillside, NJ
 
September 17th

5:30 - 7:30 PM
General Meeting
@ The Cosmos Club
Fair Lawn, NJ
Special Speaker:
Ed Fox


Oktober 22nd
Save the Date
SPECIAL EVENT
Oktoberfest Celebration
Holiday Inn
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

see website for details

WELCOME

To Our Newest Members

David Pollack
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors

dpollack.bhhs@gmail.com

Liz Johnson
Always Best Care Senior Services
ejohnson@abc-services.com


Thomas Geraghty
Stonegate Wealth Management

tomg@stonegatewealth.com

Michael Savino
Certified Financial Services
michael_savino_jr@glic.com

 

Beth Totel
Footprint ID
beth@footprintid.com

 

Diana St. John
Driven by Heroes
dstjohn@drivenbyheroes.org

 

Our online member listings now include a spot for photos - please send in your headshot and it will be included on the website!

email to:  membership@bergenbiz.com

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Be a presenter at one of our luncheon meetings. Take the floor for 5 minutes and tell us a little about yourself!  It's a great way to share information about your business.  If you are interested, please email membership@bergenbiz.com or contact one of the board members.
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