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Beacon - Networking for Life

  • Great American Pub 123 Fayette Street Conshohocken, PA, 19428 United States

Presented by Dr. Dawn Graham, Career Director for Wharton’s EMBA Program in Philadelphia

This Women’s Network sponsored event is open to all Beacon Members and Guests – Men & Women!

Personal Networking: Science, Strategy & Success

It’s often NOT a lack of know-how that prevents individuals from networking, BUT RATHER the seduction of deeply ingrained biological processes and a preference to do just about anything else with your time.

In this session, learn how the brain often prevents capable professionals from engaging their network to its fullest, strategies for conquering these obstacles and how to use psychology to your advantage, as well as tips and exercises to overcome some of the more common challenges of ensuring your networking efforts are a success!

Dr. Graham’s presentation will delve into 4 common networking stumbling blocks.

  • BRAND TRACES: Examine the way that you leave “brand traces” throughout your work/life and determine if it’s the message you really want to be sending. Identify how you can communicate your brand more effectively in everyday situations.
  • LIKABILITY (the magic bullet): understand how emotions play into human decisions, what likability is and why it matters.
  • FAIRNESS (it doesn’t exist): Examine how the brain conforms, why loss aversion gets in the way and strategies for combating it.
  • WORK THE ROOM (and stay in touch): Learn strategies for introverts / non-networkers in large group situations and the role of habit in terms of how to stay in touch after the initial meeting.

About the Speaker

Dr. Dawn Graham, Career Director for Wharton’s EMBA Program in Philadelphia

Dr. Dawn Graham, Career Director for Wharton’s EMBA Program in Philadelphia

Dr. Dawn Graham, Career Director for Wharton’s EMBA Program in Philadelphia

As the Career Director for Wharton’s EMBA Program in Philadelphia, Dr. Dawn Graham coaches some of the brightest minds in business on making competitive career changes

Earlier in her career, Dawn worked at Personnel Decisions International (a Korn Ferry company) where she moved from providing executive consulting, assessment and coaching services to building and implementing the firm’s global talent resource allocation infrastructure. She had previous roles at Arthur Andersen, AT&T, Corp and Lee Hecht Harrison.  A Licensed Psychologist, she holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University.

She is currently on the Executive Board of the MBA CSWP, an Alliance of the top 30 business schools around the world.  In addition, Dawn currently hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius XM called Career Talk, which is a national advice call-in program.

Registration Fee

(Includes a large selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres; Cash Bar)      

Women Owned Law Members and Guests Special Rate  - $35
(use discount code OTHER when registering)

About Us

Beacon is a membership organization of 1,000 business executives dedicated to building professional relationships for mutual support and success. Members are selected for Beacon based on demonstrated senior level business accomplishments. Since its inception in 2002, our organizational promise of Networking for Life, has promoted sharing trusted advice and expertise to our fellow members. Beacon members represent a broad range of industries and share a culture of generously giving time and building sustained, trusted relationships to help solve diverse business challenges.

For more information please refer to our website www.beacon4life.org.