Networking is all about relationships. One on one meetings are key to building and maintaining relationships because these relationships could lead you right to your next life goal. Whether you realize it or not, networking is in your everyday life. The people you meet on any given day could impact your life greatly. Face to face interactions are valuable in society today because our generation is used to utilizing technology as a way of developing social skills. This is not necessarily negative because networking through social media is important; however, it is also extremely important to learn to talk comfortably in person with someone to get you to that next level and set you apart from others. Make sure everyone in your world is aware of your goal because the more people who are aware of your goal, the more support and help you can get. Get in touch with professors, coworkers, peers, past employers, and see who can get you connected to the next level. Ultimately, networking is something we need to copy from social media and move to a real life situation.
What we think
“Networking really is all about relationships, online and in person. It is crucial to get out from behind our computers to meet new people and strengthen existing connections. By using resources and being one, we can all benefit and reach our goals, whatever they might be.”
From the Interns Desk- Thanks, Ashley, Liz, and Joshita
On Wednesday July 15, 2015 Cynthia, Liz, Joshita, and Ashley (the ESMS team) were lucky enough to tour the Westtown East Goshen Police Station. We wanted to show our appreciation to the police officers and learn what they do in their daily schedule. Quickly we learned that every day is different and each day can have them in diverse situations. Upon arriving at the station we met with several of the officers, and other staff members of the department who imparted their expertise on traffic safety, forensics, and their everyday duties. On our tour we got to see the armory which held the station’s weapons and the Forensics lab where the detectives had various different methods for investigating crime. Also we got to check out a newly designed and technologically advanced Police Car and also holding cells where people who were arrested are held until they see a judge. After touring the facility we realized how much these officers do for our community and all the work they put in to keep us safe.
“Badges and Bagels: Support Your Local Law Enforcement!”
Giving back is a theme we often hear about, yet carries a whole new meaning when those thoughts turn into actions. Our ESMS team started taking bagels to the local police station in December 2014 and we continue to do this monthly as our way of showing the officers that they are appreciated and to brighten their day! The program name, “Badges and Bagels”, was developed by ESMS intern Liz Ricci! We wanted to share this concept to help encourage others to adopt their own version of “Badges and Bagels” as a way of thanking our law enforcement team for keeping our communities safe! Create your own “Badges and Bagels” program today!
From the Interns Desk-Thanks, Ashley, Liz & Joshita
Public speaking is a fear that many individuals have. When public speaking make on outline of what you want to say with all of your information so you do not miss anything of importance. Practice with the full outline a few times, and then condense what you have to short bullet point notes that spark the full thought. As we all know, eye contact is an essential part of public speaking and needs to be incorporated. Make sure you practice but be careful to practice sounding conversational and natural because you don’t want to come off as rehearsed or insincere. Practicing will add a layer of confidence to your speech. Another important part about public speaking is making sure you know your audience to be able to tailor it to them. Speaking to high school students versus a retirement home could be two very different speeches, even with the same topic.
After our lesson about Public Speaking, Cynthia asked the interns to think of a topic they were passionate about and create a speech to share with the team. I chose to do a speech about Instagram because it is a strong social media tool. Before speaking I researched Instagram in detail so I could be more knowledgeable than the average user. My next step was to create an outline so I knew when I would talk about each subject. Then I started to practice and make sure I knew the total functionality of the application. I wasn’t too nervous because being around the ESMS team is very comforting so I made my speech and explained the application to the team.
What we think
“Public speaking is a difficult task for almost everyone because it is something we are taught to do but when it comes time to do it, it is terrifying. With Cynthia’s help we are practicing to harness that confidence. Her tips are bits of information we will cherish to help us along.”
The first step in getting clients is talking to others in your field and hearing what they have learned, including failures and successes. Any information from people who have been where you are is worth listening to. Contacting individuals is a vital part of getting your name out in the business world. Think of everyone you know (family, friends, colleagues, professors) and set up meetings to get your message out see if they can help or find someone who would be willing and able to help. Before these meetings, practice what you want to say, so you know all of your information and feel comfortable presenting in front of your audience. Offering free services is another way to get your name out there and build up a reputation because if you do a good job for someone this creates trust which will ultimately bring in more clients. Then, make a list of what you are good at and the services you offer and make sure the client is aware of that list and also aware of the fact that you can expand and focus on multiple subjects. Creating structure is also a key part of your business that will help you run things smoothly which, in turn, will generate more clients. It is essential to look closely at what the client wants, what goals they have, what is their budget is, and what type of business model they have. These questions are important because in order to fulfill your client’s wishes, you must understand the client.
What we think
“Learning how to get clients is crucial information from a business perspective because even if you don’t own a business, you can still benefit from making potential clients feel secure knowing you would be working with them to help meet their goals.”
From the Interns Desk – Thanks, Joshita, Ashley and Liz