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Speech Topic:  Networking for Success


Many of us network well in social settings, but miss opportunities for effective networking to advance our careers or entrepreneurial endeavors. This session, which can be structured as a speech or a hands-on workshop, will give you the tools and techniques to guide you to networking success.




This session on effective networking can be structured as a speech or presentation scheduled from 30 to 90 minutes.  An interactive workshop or a speech with audience Q & A is also possible, and could last two to three hours.


Networking for Success — Workshop Outline

  • Strategy for Effective Networking

  • Mindset

  • Exposure

  • Connect / Ask

  • Thought Leadership

  • The Secret of Volunteering

  • Follow Up

Bonus:  A Real Life Example


Effective networking opportunities can cross your path anywhere, at any time.  So, be prepared and always make sure you bring something to the table. 


Workshop facilitator Thomas Brooks, who happens to be an adoptee, used these effective networking techniques to located his birth mother in England and his birth father in Kenya.  Brooks has written a book, A Wealth of Family, about his experiences that has been the subject of a number of prominent endorsement quotes:

"The search by Thomas Brooks for his biological parents is a fine example of how effective networking can transform lives."

George Fraser, Best-Selling Author of Success Runs in Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African-American Community

Speaker Profile

Thomas Brooks earned his B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from the University of Maryland. The award-winning author has published several articles, and has been featured frequently on the radio and on television. In 1998, Brooks won a national award from the Career Communications Group in the category of Technical Sales and Marketing for his work in corporate America.

Brooks was formerly a Director of Marketing at Lucent Technologies. Since 2002 the entrepreneur has served as the Founder and Managing Director of Alpha Multimedia, Inc., a marketing, public relations and publishing firm. His bestselling book, A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment, was named a “Best Books” Award Winner by USA Book News.

Brooks is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also the National Black MBA Association. He enjoys public speaking, snow skiing, and running. He lives with his wife and children near Houston, Texas, USA.

Follow this link for Thomas' photo and full bio.

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The Alpha Multimedia Speakers Bureau is available to provide motivational and instructional speakers and facilitation of workshops.  We are a cost effective resource (typically $3300, including travel costs) for audiences around the world including corporate executives, small businesses, professional organizations, conference attendees, book clubs, religious groups, and students.



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