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Stephanie Thoma

IRL Connection Advocate

Networking for Introverts

8:30-9:30am

Workshop

Do you feel anxious at the thought of networking? Do you wish you felt more comfortable meeting new people, but feel like networking is too quick and shallow for you to do it right? Do you feel misunderstood, coming off as unfriendly without meaning to? If this sounds familiar, then I’m excited to invite you to be a part of this workshop. The Networking for Introverts workshop has been designed to address those specific concerns and more. You’ll leave this event not only having a game plan for your future networking experiences but also feeling more confident in yourself and your ability to make meaningful connections. In this workshop you’ll learn to: Ease anxiety around networking Initiate and carry on conversations Establish rapport that is authentic to you Present yourself in a warm and friendly way Get the most out of networking events More!

Stephanie Thoma is a networking strategy coach, market researcher, international speaker and writer based in San Francisco. 'Networking for Introverts,' a workshop sharing what Stephanie's learned in making a career out of networking while leveraging introverted attributes, is touring across SF and beyond. Stops include SF Girl Bosses, Six Degrees Society, General Assembly, Designers & Geeks, and the kick-off session of Serendipity. 'Female Friendly Workplace,' an interactive workshop, audit and recruitment program aimed to empower men to empower women in the age of #MeToo, is also gaining traction in male-dominated startup and corporate teams. Stephanie serves on the board of YPOSF (Young Professionals of San Francisco) as Director or PR and as the Community Lead of TEDx SF. Learn more about upcoming workshops: facebook.com/stephaniethoma/events Learn more about upcoming events: facebook.com/groups/personalprofdeveventssf