Theresa Quintanilla offers her perspective on networking nad this the event series:
"I frequently have the feeling that I don't need to meet anyone else. So I quit going to networking events, and then I realize I miss some friends that I only see there.
Recently, I reconnected with Durwin Sharp of www.Thinking-Expedition.com, and I remembered that he has a cool networking tool called the Passport which reminds you to share more interesting information about yourself and discover more shared values and interests with the people you meet.
So we've started a group called Next-Level Networking, and we meet about every six weeks on a Saturday morning. We charge $10 for the meeting, but that just covers the cost of good coffee, breakfast snacks, and the little Passport networking workbook.
This Saturday, Sept. 29, we'll be meeting in the Gallery at 1400 Hermann in the Museum District (www.1400Hermann.com). The newbies can come at 8:30 to learn the tool, and everyone else can arrive at 9 am. We'll hang together until about 11 am.
Please let me know if you'd like to join us, and don't forget to bring $10 cash. The long-term goal is to get in the habit of discovering more about the people we meet and to share our goals. But the short-term benefit is hanging with a fun group of people who just want to share and to laugh."