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What Are Social Networks and How Do You Exploit Them for Global Trade?

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Feb 20, 2004, 12:30 PM - Friday, Feb 20, 2004, 02:30 PM
Venue: El Palomar
Address: 1344 Pacific Ave
City / State / Country: Santa Cruz / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-469-0148
Email: info@mbita.org
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) (www.mbita.org) and the Monterey Export Assistance Center (EAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) (www.usatrade.gov) cordially invite you to the Santa Cruz Chapter luncheon meeting.

Guest speakers

Don Steiny, President of the Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy (ISNAE) (www.isnae.org/sn.html ) will discuss effective strategies of how domestic and foreign social networks can be used effectively to become more competitive in the global marketplace.

Don Steiny has worked as a business consultant helping startups for many years and is currently a consultant to venture capital firms about social networks. Mr. Steiny is also president of the Central Coast Angel Network (www.ccangels.net ), a corporate sponsor for MBITA.

Once social networks are identified and accessed, how do you effectively communicate and operate within those social networks? Krista Henley, M.A., LMFT, and Rossella Derickson, principals of www.Corporate-Wisdom.com, will discuss how some of us have lost valuable connections and never recovered, while others make the embarrassing moment a bridge to improved rapport. On the spot solutions will be offered to luncheon participants on how to transform embarrassing moments into positive interactions. The ability to recover, when cultures accidentally collide, is imperative as you grow your network of colleagues around the globe.

Date: Friday, Feb 20th, 2004
Place: El Palomar Restaurant 1344 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Time: Noon lunch to 1:30 pm, 11:30am registration
Price: $25; $30 non-members

Reservations required

Call the MBITA office at
831-469-0148 for reservations

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