WiTWA TechXChange Event - How to lead high-impact conversations & make a great connection
Making a great connection when meeting new people can be challenging. Maybe you are not great at small talk, or at networking in big crowds. Maybe you are unsure where to start the conversation to make it meaningful.
Coffee meetings with new acquaintances can be fun and interesting, but they can also seem like a waste of time when they lack purpose… so often it feels like nothing comes out of that time you spent together!
Returning to speak to WiTWA, personal brand and business communication author and consultant to professional teams, Julissa Shrewsbury, will outline some key points of advice she gives to clients who want to guide more impactful conversations with new contacts, while remaining authentic and natural.
• Learn better ways to ask about someone’s work than the forced and awkward, ‘So… what do you do?’
• Overcome the 3 big challenges in coffee meetings: Making it worth the time, Demonstrating what you do, and Making an impact by getting the value across.
• See how you can guide a conversation without being pushy, salesy or inauthentic.
• Learn what to do to connect meaningfully if you feel you are an introvert or you aren’t very good at making ‘small talk’.
Julissa will also have copies of her book, The Powerful Personal Brand: Amplify your profile, communicate your value and own your space, available at this event at a discounted rate. If you are interested, check out the book and bring along $20 cash to secure your copy.
If a plan for networking purposefully and authentically is important to you, join us for this practical session to kick start the WiTWA events program in 2021.
Light refreshments are included in ticket price.
Please see below for more information on our speaker and event sponsor...
With thanks to Tank Stream Labs for sponsoring the venue for this WiTWA Event and Mini Mentor Session.
With many recent TechXChange events selling out (and due to COVID restrictions on attendance numbers), we suggest you secure your tickets early. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be processed on the Humanitix platform, but 100% of all Humanitix profits will go towards supporting literacy programmes for young girls.
Mini Mentors / Mentees
We are excited to offer our "Mini Mentor" program as part of our next event in February. Our “Mini Mentor” program offers those who are attending the event to also build their network by volunteering as either a mentor or a mentee.
Mini Mentees can be uni students, parent returning to work, new to the industry (or Perth Tech Scene), upskilling, reskilling or looking to connect with more people in Tech.
Mini Mentors work in various roles in Perth Tech+ - including Technical, Management, Project Management, Account Management etc and across many industry streams. We have been delighted with the generosity from the community in the past with a lot of amazing people who have volunteered to be “Mini Mentors”.
The program will allow you to kick off before the event with one on one time with a paired mentor/mentee to share more about you, your passion for tech+ and build a connection (we will help you along the way). Once the event starts you can then choose to network or continue your discussions.
If you want to participate as a mentor or mentee organise your ticket to the event here, register your interest as a Mini Mentor or Mini Mentee here.
Meet our speaker
Julissa Shrewsbury is director of New Work Consulting, a specialist advisory working with organisations on how their people represent themselves and the company brand, both online and in-person.
Considered an Australia-wide thought leader in personal branding for professional services, Julissa has presented for The Singapore Institute of Directors, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management WA, The Tax Institute, CPA Australia, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Financial Advisers, the Law Society of WA and many more. She has worked with RSM, HLB Mann Judd, StatePlus, Subsea Energy Australia, Independence Group (IGO), Pritchard Francis and others. Her articles and commentary have been published in various media and professional journals, including The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine, Leader Magazine and Brief Magazine. Her book is entitled, The Powerful Personal Brand: Amplify your profile, communicate your value and own your space.