The Art of Networking – featuring Craig Wortmann

craig wortmannThe second event in the Biomedical Sciences Networking Series (BSNS) is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Tuesday November 18th from 5:00-7:30pm. The one and only Craig Wortmann will be leading “The Art of Networking” workshop in the wonderful new space over at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) on 53rd Street. We hope to see you all there!
UCBA is proud to present this event with the help and support of the following co-sponsors/co-organizers: UChicago myCHOICE, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA), the Graduate Innovation Grant, and the BSD Dean’s Council.
RSVP for the workshop and reception using this link: The Art of Networking RSVP
About the Speaker
Craig Wortmann is the Founder and CEO of Sales Engine Inc., as well as a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Craig designed, developed and teaches the award-winning course called Entrepreneurial Selling, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top Ten” courses in the country. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. Craig is the author of “What’s Your Story?”, a book that looks at how leaders and sales professionals use stories to connect, engage and inspire. In his book, he demonstrates the powerful impact stories have on the three most common performance challenges – leadership, strategic selling and motivation.
Event Description
Craig will give an interactive workshop discussing the value of building your network. He will also focus on the specific skills that can help us to expand and strengthen our own networks.
What to prepare
Please come with a roughly 20 second introduction of yourself (often called an “elevator pitch”), which will be utilized during the activities. This should cover basic info about yourself:
1. Who you are
2. What your background is
3. What you are looking to gain from this interaction (meet new people, find a job, explore career options, etc.).
Your personal sales pitch will be refined during the workshop.
Event Agenda
Tuesday November 18th, 2014 @ CIE
5:00-5:30 – Check-in and mingle time (Beverages will be served)
5:30-5:35 – Speaker introduction
5:35-6:30 – Seminar/Workshop
6:30-7:30 – Networking Reception (Refreshment and beverages will be served)
Transportation Information
The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) is located @ 1452 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park.
The University’s 53rd Street Shuttle picks up and drops off at the corner of 53rd and Harper Court, just south of the building entrance, on the hour (:00) and half hour (:30) from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.. The shuttle is free for UChicago and UChicago Medicine students, faculty, and staff. You can use the TransLoc website or app to plan your trip.
The new Chicago CIE Shuttle began running on Monday, September 29th, and picks up and drop off on the Southwest corner of 53rd and Harper Avenue (across from A10 restaurant) at the :15 and :45 every hour from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.. This shuttle is also free for UChicago students, faculty, and staff. The route will be added to the TransLoc website and app to help you plan your trip.