Greg presented his ‘Creating Connections with Success’ program to our team of 20 advisors. We found his content and tactics to be relevant and useful, and his delivery to be engaging and with energy.
One of the prime benefits provided by the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce is the opportunity to network with fellow members but it doesn’t always come natural for everyone. Especially younger professionals new to the networking arena! Understanding how to network, building confidence and proven techniques is critical for business growth. At a recommendation from one of our members, we contacted Greg Peters, the “Reluctant Networker” to speak at one of our lunch and learn gatherings. Wow! Not only did Greg provide the attendees with a number of systems to improve their results, he also dealt with networking topics that most people leave out, such as how to perform follow-up and how to ask for referrals. We heard several comments on how he had opened their eyes to a new way of networking and many of the attendees were already talking about using the tools at the next business gathering. If you would like to bring up the level of networking at your group, have them listen to what Greg has to offer.
I had the good fortune of attending one of Greg’s networking seminars as part of the Michigan Shifting Gears program. Whenever I attend such seminars, I hope to have at least one “golden nugget” takeaway. Regarding business networking, Greg’s highly enlightening and engaging session allowed me walk away with a wheelbarrow full of golden nuggets. His common sense suggestions can be easily implemented. I strongly recommend Greg’s effectively interactive training style.
Many of the attendees of ExecuNet meetings, despite years in their industries, feel awkward and uncomfortable with the process of networking. I brought Greg in to teach them some simple techniques and tips to help them get out of their own way. His interactive program let the participants work with each other to practice specific techniques. Beyond the tactics he taught, he also asked great questions to get them thinking critically about their current efforts. I am very pleased with the results of the program. I received excellent feedback from the group. Many said they were looking forward to applying their new skills to their job search. If you want to inspire your organization, bring Greg in as a speaker or trainer. You won’t be disappointed!
As the Executive Director of the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, our annual survey has shown that one of the biggest issues facing our members are getting more out of their established networks. Greg’s “Asking for the Referral” program seemed an ideal fit. The attendees appreciated his approach to the whole process. In addition to his great content, Greg’s presentation kept everyone focused and entertained. In fact, afterwards I had a number of the attendees rave about the quality of the program. One of our non-profit members even claimed to have started using Greg’s techniques as soon as she returned to the office and had already seen positive results. Without reservation, I would recommend Greg as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or staff trainer for any organization or business.
We work with a variety of job seekers at JVS. Many are insecure about the transition process. When it comes to connecting with others, they fear that their desperation in job seeking will make them undesirable as a networking connection. Through the course of three training sessions, Greg provided solid tools for confident networking. He also inspired us by sharing his own challenges with learning how to connect. The feedback we received from the participants uniformly praised the training course. Most are now actually excited to try out their new skills at upcoming events. If you are considering a training program about networking for your business or organization, call Greg. The concepts he brings to the table will completely change your views on networking for success.
Shifting Gears is a program which helps professionals to transition into new employment opportunities. One of the big challenges our participants face is a lack of skill and confidence in networking, some to the point of actual panic. We are tremendously grateful to Greg for coming in to share his networking expertise with several of our cohorts. His approach is very skills oriented and particle. He teaches how to prepare for events, how to behave while there, and tools for proper follow-up. Our participants have repeatedly praised his inclusion in the curriculum and it’s not unusual for them to refer back to his presentation weeks after his visit. I would recommend Greg to any group whose members — job-seekers, entrepreneurs, or students — count on networking or word of mouth for future success.