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24 Aug 2023

How to Network With Confidence, Even When It Feels Uncomfortable

How to Network With Confidence, Even When It Feels Uncomfortable
Credit: TEDxSFU

What started as one dinner quickly transformed into 40 dinner conversations with over 150 friends and strangers and more meaningful, lasting connections.

In her talk, Community engagement consultant and entrepreneur Precious Ile reflects on a personal, life-changing experience that redefined her approach to networking. She explores the 5 unique networking conversation styles emerging from the dinners and 3 practical ways to embrace your authentic self to network with confidence and purpose - amidst the jitters, the discomfort, and the unknowns. Precious Ile is a community builder, storyteller, and management consultant. She focuses on cultivating genuine relationships with her personal and professional connections - which is the heart of networking. She has a unique ability to spark authentic conversations with just anyone she meets. To Precious, reflection centres on taking a moment to embrace your unique journey including the positive and challenging life experiences. It's about being you, listening for transferrable learnings from your experiences, and finding connections in your story and the stories of the people you meet.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Source: TED

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