One of the most frequently requested program topics—NETWORKING—is front and center at this month’s DLE Culture Chat, an interactive, informative program that examines workplace and career trends.
“Why Your Networking is Not Working” is the topic of the Feb. 19 program, starting at 12:00 PM ET and featuring DLE Community Member and Management Consultant Mike Smith, who has worked with Fortune 500 firms on innovation and operations.
Mike will begin the program by sharing guidelines that have opened doors to professional and personal opportunities. “People despise networking because WORK is right in the title. Networking is all about maintaining your relationships in a way that is mutually beneficial. During this session, we will overview best practices and pitfalls of a strong networking strategy,” he reveals.
Attend and you will gain:
Based in New York City, Mike is a management consultant by day and a venture capitalist by night. He completed his undergraduate degree, master’s and fellowship at Syracuse University and has worked with businesses of all sizes on innovation and operations-focused projects.
Mike has a passion for self-employment and helping founders build a business around their unique service or skillset. He has worked with Fortune 500 firms, Shark Tank companies, Forbes 30<30-led enterprises as well as nascent businesses without shiny social proof. Away from work, Mike enjoys stand-up comedy, fitness and playing tech support for his grandmother.