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Thursday, 26th September

6 PM - 9 PM | Location: German International School of Silicon Valley, 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA

GABA: German American Business Association

The Science of Successful Networking

In today’s competitive and challenging business environment, networking and building professional relationships in the community are the keys to developing new business and creating a positive corporate presence and reputation.

A recent poll by found that 48% of their readers believed that personal connections are the primary factor that most often leads to getting ahead in an organization.

German America Business Association (GABA) and  German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) together with Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step invite you to attend a networking seminar “The Science of Successful Networking”.

This event is designed to prepare attendees to:

  • Define and convey their personal value in networking situations.
  • Create a memorable first impression
  • Craft and communicate a compelling elevator speech
  • Demonstrate their company’s desired professional image in all community and marketing activities
  • Follow-up appropriately to develop business relationships from networking activities
  • Leverage appropriate tools to support networking activities

With time for networking and interaction / feedback built into the program, all participants will leave with an action plan for how they will use the techniques covered to move toward their career and personal goals.


6:00 – 7:00 pm Registration and Networking Reception
7:00 – 8:30 pm Program
8:30 – 9:00 pm Networking

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.


Early Bird until Sept 17: $15 Members, $30 Non-Members
Regular: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $50 at the Door


German International School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy Street
Mountain View, CA 94043  Map

To register, please click here.

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