Fundamentals of Practical Networking

Fundamentals of Practical Networking

How often have you heard the saying “It’s not what you know but who you know”? or “Your network is your net worth” – We all know how important networking is to our careers but are never taught how to do this at school and university.

For a young professional starting out in the corporate world, networking can often seem daunting. Quite often you don’t know where to start, don’t know what you can offer or why people would even want to know you.

The good news is that you’re not alone and that networking does not have to be a chore, and if done well, can be deeply rewarding not only professionally but also personally.

Join Jeffery as he shares his learning over the last 10 years meeting countless amazing people through his professional and personal life. He will lead the discussion around the mindset and skillsets required to get started with networking for your career success.

Meet Our Presenter

Jeffery founded the Sydney Professional Development Forum as a vehicle to help out young professionals just like himself to navigate through the complexities of the modern Australian workplace.

Since its inception in 2007, the forum has hosted multitudes of successful, passionate and inspiring leaders including the likes of former NSW Premier Mike Baird and Australian of the Year Lt. Gen David Morrison AO. Through this journey, Jeffery developed a passion for empowering the multitudes of culturally diverse talent in order to unlock their leadership potential.

During the day, Jeffery works as a sales and strategy professional in a global telco looking after enterprise and government clients for the past 15 years.

He has lived in Taiwan and New Zealand before migrating to Sydney where he currently lives with his wife and two young boys. He is a mad fan of basketball – something he manages to fit in between juggling his work, family and other commitments.

Our Venue Sponsor – Haymarket HQ

Haymarket HQ is Australia’s first dedicated co-working space with a strategic focus on Asia and the opportunities presented by the region’s economic and technological renaissance. A not-for-profit dedicated to showcasing and harnessing Asian-Australian talent, innovation, and leadership.

Haymarket HQ is located in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown and has around 70 desks spaces as well as meeting, workshop, and function spaces.

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December Event

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Andrew Walsh started life as Chartered Accountant and worked for the Big 4 global accounting firms for several years before joining commercial business. He then worked for Top 100 companies such as Lend Lease and lived in London, Hong Kong and South Korea before returning to Sydney.

Andrew’s passion for business and investing saw him take up leadership positions in fast-growing companies where he discovered his second passion – career education.

In 2013, Andrew founded Toolbox For The Mind to combine both passions and made it his mission to help people ‘create careers that they love’. This has now transformed into the global platform Career Toolbox – providing online courses, workshops and coaching.

Andrew always wants to bring the best out in people – as he puts it “I want you to be the best YOU, you can!”

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October Event

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Jeff is a global business development specialist with a focus on building long-term relationships based on integrity and trust and delivering over time. His speciality is in working with and selling to large organisations across diverse cultural backgrounds. An outstanding communicator that seeks to understand before being understood.

A passionate advocate of the value true diversity beyond the traditional tokenism and believes that the diversity of thought is the key to unlocking the innovation to meet our productivity challenge.

His ideal role means being pivotal in the value creation where he can develop people and bring value to customers. He is a firm believer in the role of sponsors/mentors in professional success and engages actively both as a mentor and mentee.

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