I am honored to be a part of the first ever business event in Los Angeles. I am so excited to be a part of this event, and I’m hoping to get a few more people to attend. I’ve never attended a business event before, and I’m nervous. The last time I attended a business event was in college. I know it was a bit more formal, but I’m sure I made some friends and met some people.
It seems like every business event I attend is at least half about networking and half about meetings. I am going to the Los Angeles Leadership Summit next week, which I think is a good opportunity to meet new people and possibly meet someone I am looking to work with.
You can make connections from just about any business event, but if you want an awesome networking opportunity, Los Angeles Leadership Summit is the place to go. You get to meet people from all over the country and around the world, and there are many opportunities to meet other business people, such as meeting the CEO of a local company and meeting the head of another company.
The program is pretty easy to jump in to. Just get to your hotel and find yourself another hotel room. I booked the first three rooms for the weekend of January 11th with room rates between $50 and $100. (The rate is $99 if you stay on the last weekend of the conference, but the price drops by about $50.) This is a pretty easy and affordable way to get your feet wet in networking.
As a business person, I find this kind of networking to be really helpful. I was recently at a business meeting, and I had already made a few friends in the room, so I started by asking each person how they were doing. I didn’t know how much time I was allotted, so I asked for a little more time. The reason I asked for more time was because I wanted them to be more comfortable with me, and I needed their time.
The reason this works so well, is because its free. There’s no need to pay for the networking, and it’s also a really great way to meet new people. You may not see the same face every time you meet, but you can talk (or have lunch) with many of the people you’re meeting.
Ive been to several events over the last year, and I think it’s safe to say I’ve gotten a LOT out of them, even after just a few days. One of the best events I went to was New York City Beer Week in April. During the days leading up to the big party we were given a guided tour of some of the best breweries in the city. The night before the big party we were given free drinks and a live band.
I met a couple in the city that were kind of like friends, but they were kind of like strangers in the streets. Both of them had a very different attitude, and I think the worst part about this is that they didn’t want to go back to their old ways. They were always pretty much there for a good while, so they were pretty much always there for a while.
I was also surprised to hear how they were able to bring the two of them together, but I guess that’s why they are sort-of friends. Like the two of them were both pretty much there for a long time, but the only reason they are still there is because they both had to work at the same place.
I think its kind of funny how they both had to work at the same place, but then they both went their separate ways. One got married, the other got divorced. I think that is pretty much the way of the world.