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Lunchtime Speaker Series: Networking!

Posted By LocalShops1, Friday, June 08, 2012
Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012

JUNE 2012

Gulfport, Fla. -- LocalShops1 members and friends gathered for the latest in LocalShops1's Lunchtime Speaker Series at Tangelo's Grille in Gulfport.

The featured speaker was marketing pro Lisa Demmi, owner of Cake -- sweet promotional concepts in Tampa. Lisa led a discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to networking:

 

 

What's networking, she asked. And she started by saying what it's NOT.
 
It's not collecting business cards or shoving your cards in people's faces.
It's not about shaking hands with everyone at the Chamber mixer.
And most important, it's not about YOU, Lisa Demmi told us.
 
Networking is about getting to know other businesses, and helping them out. With no expectations, no demands, no pay-it-forward promises.
 
The goal is to broaden your network.
 

 

Who was there?

  • Lisa Sax Braman, host, Tangelo's Grill in Gulfport
  • Robin King, Three Birds Tavern in St. Petersburg
  • Emmanuel Roux, Gateau O Chocolat in St. Petersburg
  • Billie-Jo Grassinger Bell, Tampa Bay Natural Health in Largo
  • Susan Leonidas, Your Travel And Cruise Concierge in Brandon
  • Scott Roberts, The Peaceful Warrior in St. Petersburg
  • Dave Hollowell, Insurance Underwriters in St. Petersburg
  • Tim Horton, Tampa Bay Discount Mattress in Tampa and Palm Harbor
  • Barbara Langford, Go Big Apps in Tampa
  • Vicki Beachangel, Beachangels Weddings in Largo
  • Kathy Jones, Big Blue Marble Vacations in Gulfport
  • And from us here at LocalShops1, Ester and Mo Venouziou

 

For more from Lisa Demmi and her tips on networking, check out her blog.

Tags:  gulfport  lunchtime speaker series  networking  st. pete  tampa 

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