The Free Agent and Networking: How to Make the Most of Your Networking Opportunities

  • 09 May 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UVa Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA
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The Three Types of Networkers and a Few Pointers on How to Become the Most Effective One (and Avoid Beating the Other Two)

In this coming together of Free Agents, we will discuss the three types of networkers ("Posers," "Carpetbombers" and "PFPs") and discuss the differences between them.  Our meeting facilitator, Rob Brown, will go over a few pointers on how to become the most effective of the three by teaching the 4 "C's" of networking, the "E-B" Pivot and how to "Define the Maybe."  This meeting will have a heavy focus on technique and strategy when networking, either at cocktails parties, BNI events or engaging in LinkedIn activity.

Rob Brown, a native of the DMV and proud Michigan State University graduate (Class of 1995), attended the University of Iowa College of Law and graduated in 2000.  After passing the bar exam and being sworn-in as a new member of the Bar of the District of Columbia in 2002, he practiced in a variety of areas of law, including securities, personal injury, complex civil litigation and bankruptcy.  He transitioned his career into legal managed review and eDiscovery in 2009.  It was at that time that Rob began a very active presence on the networking scene in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  After a brief stint in the financial services industry, he created ForBookLoversOnly.com 2015 which has evolved from a website for authors and book lovers to an internet television show and radio broadcast.  He is currently writing his first book about effective networking techniques in the social media era.

The UVa Northern Virginia Center, located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church, is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, Route 7, and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line).

Travel by Car

From I-495: Take Exit 47B Route 7 East for 2 miles, passing under Route 66. Turn left at the next major traffic light onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.

From I-66: Exit onto Route 7 East towards Falls Church. Turn left onto Haycock Road. turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.

From Route 7 East: Turn left onto Haycock Road.At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.

Travel by Metrorail

Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church Station. Walk approximately 200 yards from the Metro lobby, across the parking lot. For route and fare information, visit www.wmata.com

Travel by Bus

MetroBus and the Fairfax Connector make stops at the West Falls Church Metro Station. Route information may be obtained from Metro at 202.637.7000 or the Fairfax Connector at 703.339.7200.

Parking

Parking is $4.85 per weekday, cash or credit. Parking is free on weekends. If the University parking lot is full, please use the Metro parking lot across the street. A SmarTrip Card is needed to exit the Metro lot. To purchase a SmarTrip Card, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/
 
Light refreshments will be provided.

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