September “Next Level” Networking Mixer

August 31, 2011

Hello SOUPers!

Get ready for this month’s event focusing on changing your outlook to achieve positive business results in your profession. Host Cynthia G. Peacock will provide insightful coaching & training to help you take your business and network to the “next level”.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Time: 6:30pm

Location:
Axa Financial Center
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
(Between 51st and 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10104
800-383-1148

Cost: $10 and a business card.

RSVP: www.nycsoup.org

RSVP’s are required to be added to the security list downstairs. This fee includes the cost of light appetizers and beverages.

Any questions, please email us at network@nycsoup.org or call us at 212.374.1425.

What exactly is the “Next Level” Networking Mixer?

It is an informal networking mixer session where our member participants can get referrals, create new relationships, and help each others businesses grow. These networking strategy sessions normally takes place every month, on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

The “Next Level” Networking Events are great because participants get to experience all the magic of business networking at minimal costs. These events are all only $10 to attend for anyone wishing to make better contacts and score at a good marketing opportunity. This is one great solution to some of the challenges you may face during everyday business.

Our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals with a passion for business and a flair for marketing. While attending these events, you will get the best resources and skills in a comfortable environment where you can easily relax, have fun and talk business. We will assist you every step of the way!

Visit our new site at: www.nycsoup.org

Follow Us On Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYCSOUP


Have you RSVPed to the “Next Level” Networking Mixer this Wednesday, August 24?

August 26, 2011

NYC SOUP logoAre you ready for some summer fun through networking? Increase your productivity by networking with fellow NY, NJ and CT area business professionals.

Join us for the “Next Level” Networking Mixer & Strategy Referral session!

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Time: 6:30pm
Location: AXA Financial Center
1290 Avenue of the Americas
(btwn 51st & 52nd Streets)
Cost: $10
RSVP: www.nycsoup.org to be added to the security list
Light refreshments will be served.

Visit our website at www.nycsoup.org
Feel free to contact us via email at network@nycsoup.org
or call us at 212.374.1425


TONIGHT – “Next Level” Networking Mixer at 6:30pm in Midtown Manhattan

August 24, 2011

“Next Level” Networking Mixer & Strategy Referral Session

Date: Tonight, Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time: 6:30pm

Location:
AXA Financial Center
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
(Between 51st and 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10104
800-383-1148

Cost: $10 and a business card.

RSVP: www.nycsoup.org

RSVP’s are required to be added to the security list downstairs. This fee includes the cost of light appetizers and beverages.

Questions? Please email us at network@nycsoup.org or call 212.374.1425

This event’s theme is Summer Fun & Productivity Tools – make the most out of the end of summer. Making valuable business connections at our events is one great step.

NYC SOUP logoWhat exactly is the “Next Level” Networking Mixer?

It is an informal networking mixer session where our member participants can get referrals, create new relationships, and help each others businesses grow. These networking strategy sessions normally takes place every month, on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

The “Next Level” Networking Events are great because participants get to experience all the magic of business networking at minimal costs. These events are all only $10 to attend for anyone wishing to make better contacts and score at a good marketing opportunity. This is one great solution to some of the challenges you may face during everyday business.

Our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals with a passion for business and a flair for marketing. While attending these events, you will get the best resources and skills in a comfortable environment where you can easily relax, have fun and talk business. We will assist you every step of the way!

Visit our new site at: www.nycsoup.org

Follow Us On Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYCSOUP


The Art of the Business Lunch

August 23, 2011

A business lunch can be a somewhat stressful situation whether you are planning one or attending. Here are a few simple guidelines that can make the process more palatable and ensure you make the most of your business lunch:

  •  Restaurant selection: try to choose a restaurant where you have previously dined and meets the criteria for a nice quiet atmosphere which is comfortable for speaking and serves quality food which most people will enjoy.
  •  If you are unsure about what restaurant to chose, ask a colleague.
  • Avoid ethnic restaurants where some people may not enjoy the cuisine.
  • Always make a reservation.
  •  Feel free to ask the hostess for a good, quiet table for business
  • Arrive five minutes early and remember to greet your business associate with a firm handshake.
  •  Never order for your business associate.
  •  Be smart about choosing food – order something you know you will like and that will be easy to eat.
  • General guidelines for paying the bill:
  • If you invite someone, you should always expect to pay.
  • If you are invited to the lunch with someone who is discussing investing or giving you business, you should at least offer to pay the bill.
  • Remember your credit card or carry adequate cash.
  • Always tip, even if the service was underwhelming.
  • Treat restaurant staff with respect.

Enjoy your lunch!

www.nycsoup.org

 


Thinking ahead: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 “Next Level” Networking Event

August 19, 2011

Happy Friday SOUPers!

Get ready for some summer fun & productivity next week our our

“Next Level” Networking Mixer & Strategy Referral Session.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time: 6:30pm

Location:
Axa Financial Center
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
(Between 51st and 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10104
800-383-1148

Cost: $10 and a business card.

RSVP: www.nycsoup.org

RSVP’s are required to be added to the security list downstairs. This fee includes the cost of light appetizers and beverages.

Any questions, please email us at network@nycsoup.org or call us at 212.374.1425.

Visit our new site at: www.nycsoup.org

Follow Us On Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYCSOUP


Make your summer productive! Join our event to grow your network

August 17, 2011

NYC SOUP August 28 Flyer


The Art of the Handshake

August 16, 2011

The Handshake is one of the most important acts of business etiquette but it’s importance often gets overlooked. After many years in business and with some many things to remember at a Networking event – business cards, dress, overall etiquette – the handshake is still part of the vital first impression when meeting new people. Here are a few tips to refresh your memory and remember for your next event:

  1. The handshake is part of the oral introduction. The business handshake should be short and sweet, lasting about 2-3 pumps while the conversation continues.
  2. Maintain eye contact. Look the other person in the eye and engage them with your handshake and overall poise.
  3. Offer a strong, confident hand and shake from the elbow. Avoid a limp “fish hand” and if you are worried about “sweaty palms”, carry a tissue or napkin in your pocket to wipe your fingers before an important business introduction.
  4. One hand is better than two. Use only one hand – your right hand – to avoid being too personal or intrusive in new business situations.
  5. Cover your mistakes. Even if your handshake comes off uncomfortably, keep the conversation going and don’t falter. Continue with a question or compliment.
  6. Always stand up to handshake as long as it’s physically possible.

Practice proper business handshake etiquette when meeting new contacts – whether it’s clients in the office or at an event. Your proper professional handshake will become second nature and you will be always be prepare and at ease at your next Networking event.