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The Networking Pyramid

  • 28 May 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Olin College, #113 Academic Center, 1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA

Registration

The Networking Pyramid
Presented by Norman Daoust

Most underutilized consultants and unemployed professionals spend considerable time networking. But very few people network in the most effective manner.

In this presentation, you’ll learn about the Networking Pyramid, a hierarchy of places to network. Then we’ll explore ways to apply it to your individual situation. The Networking Pyramid applies equally well to consultants, job seekers, and employees.

We’ll also discuss a potentially controversial definition of networking.
Please bring something on which to write to capture your ideas from the exercises and the 5-minute brainstorming sessions.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to apply the Networking Pyramid the Networking Pyramid
  • Ways to improve the effectiveness of your current networking techniques, and
  • Why IEEE C-Net meetings are not the best place for its members to network!


Norman Daoust founded his consulting company, Daoust Associates, www.DaoustAssociates.com, in 2001. He specializes in data modeling and database design, and healthcare electronic data exchange using the HL7 standard. His clients have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA), the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and a Fortune 500 software company.

His book, UML Requirements Modeling for Business Analysts, is written for business analysts.

Norman speaks frequently at national and regional conferences on topics ranging from modeling in four colors to UML made easy. He is an engaging speaker who enjoys making complex topics easy to understand.

PLEASE NOTE: 
The meeting is open to the public. No charge for Consultants Network members or Olin College students/faculty; $5 entrance fee for all others. Casual dress.

The Consultants Network meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  The meeting location is at Olin College, 1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA, in Academic Center 113.

Driving Directions

From the East or West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 15 (Interstate 95/Route 128; if driving from the East; Exit 14 if driving from the West). After the tolls, follow the signs for Route 95/128 South. Exit Route 95/128 South at exit 19B (Highland Avenue, Needham). Follow Highland Avenue for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection with Chapel and May Streets; bear slight right onto Chapel Street (to the right of the gas station). Take a right at the first light onto Great Plain Avenue/Rte 135. Then follow "From Great Plain Avenue" directions below.

Take Route 95/128 to exit 19B (Highland Avenue, Needham). Follow Highland Avenue for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection with Chapel and May Streets; bear slight right onto Chapel Street (to the right of the gas station). Take a right at the first light onto Great Plain Avenue/Rte 135. Then follow "From Great Plain Avenue" directions below.

From Great Plain Avenue

Proceed on Great Plain Avenue for 1.5 miles and the Olin College campus will be on the right. Enter the campus at "Olin Way" and follow the road around to the left to parking lot A, which provides access to all campus buildings. The meeting is in the Academic Center, which is the first building to the left, as you walk up from the main lot. Handicap parking is available.

 

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  Olin Way to enter the campus.

Check the Consultants Network website for details and last minute information of our upcoming lectures series for 2012-2013

http://www.boston-consult.com/calendar.php

For more information, e-mail cn.boston@ieee.org or chairman@boston-consult.com; or contact the chairman Heinz Bachmann, at 978-637-2070. The Consultants Network website is at www.boston-consult.org.