OEN PubTalk: Speed Networking!


Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start or what to say. Come get some practice building your social capital game.

Do successful networkers have a secret? Do the top networkers talk differently? Have different body language? Respond in different ways depending on the conversation starter? We want to help you better understand what it means to be a successful networker.


The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

For our November PubTalk, we have partnered with a local research team, the Science of People who will be running a little experiment on networking behavior. They will ask you to fill-out a little pre and post survey as your enter and exit the event and will be observing during the event. We will share the results for you in a few months! (If you would like to opt-out, no problem! Just let us know at the door.)

*Please note our special schedule!*

5:15 pm – Registration, Pizza & Informal Networking
5:30 pm – Welcome & Announcements
5:40 pm – Speed Networking
6:20 pm – Break & reconfigure room
6:30 pm – Vanessa Van Edwards speaks on the Science of Networking
7:00 pm – End

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Cost: $10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.*

Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our November PubTalk!

About the Speaker

Vanessa Van EdwardsVanessa Van Edwards is a Huffington Post columnist and her groundbreaking work has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Her science of people approach has benefited both readers and corporations as Vanessa has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies including American Express and Symantec.



Our November PubTalk is sponsored by Ater Wynne, Cresa, and Vacasa.

November 9, 2016 5:15 PM
November 9, 2016 7:00 PM
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