OLI 2019 DECA Presentation
On November 1st, 2019, Vanisa Khamkhosy (VP of Hospitality), Arthur Khamkhosy (VP of Finance) and Kannah Greer (VP of Career Development) prepared and presented a workshop at the Oregon Leadership Institute, hosted at Rogue Community College. The interactive workshop, “Networking for Newbies,” provides insight on how to initiate, develop, and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. For those who weren’t at the conference, here’s a recap of the workshop and the main takeaways! For those who were at the conference, here’s a refresher on how to network.
Leave a good first impression
Smile and offer a firm handshake
Relate the conversation to some sort of commonality
Learn their name! (and try to remember it)
Making Better Conversation
Chat about your shared interests
Ask “below the surface” questions
Social media is important!
Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Change your profile to a “business account”
Stay professional and appropriate with posts
Post often and with engaging captions
Be an active follower
Like and comment on others’ posts!
Don’t be afraid to reach out and say hi!
Be sure to take these tips and apply them to your networking toolbox!
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