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Optimizing Virtual Networking: How We Generate Business Opportunities in the New Reality

  • April 21, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • For CARA to distribute to their consultants who are not members of ATDChi

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The coronavirus crisis has taken away many of the freedoms that businesspeople and companies enjoyed in forming and developing key relationships. In the absence of face-to-face meetings, conferences, and networking events, more and more professionals have turned to LinkedIn—for news, support, inspiration, and most importantly, to maintain a sense of connectedness with their fellow professionals.

Our increased reliance on LinkedIn, in conjunction with Zoom, has underscored the importance of showing up well in the virtual world and being accountable in our interactions with others. As we advance toward a recovery, it is time to take stock of the people who inhabit our networks and upskill in moving conversations forward.

Join JD Gershbein for an engaging, thought-provoking exploration into online communication and the actions and behaviors that can lead to business wins. During this period of unprecedented change. You will receive valuable insights that you can apply RIGHT NOW to boost engagement, attract more high-caliber professionals into your tribe, solidify strategic partnerships, and reclaim business momentum.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Strategies to bolster your online presence and increase influence
  • Cultivating growth opportunities within your existing LinkedIn network
  • Leveraging thought leadership content to strengthen professional relationships
  • Applying the techniques of improvisation to drive meaningful engagement
  • LinkedIn-Zoom integration and the art of mastering virtual meetings

About the Speaker

Since 2006, JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications, has been at the forefront of advancing the ideals of the digital world, inspiring opportunity-driven professionals and companies to harness the power of the online media to elevate their profiles, engage their communities, and win new business. JD was one of the world’s first independent LinkedIn consultants and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the areas of personal branding, social networking, and social entrepreneurship. In COVID-19 times, JD is pivoting with purpose, leveraging his background in psychology, neuroscience, marketing communications, broadcast journalism, and applied improvisation to deliver competitive advantage for businesses struggling to reclaim momentum and optimize their outcomes in the virtual setting.

Program Format

  • Presentation (30-35 minutes),
  • Poll question, Q&A (10 mins).


Registration Type Fee
Members FREE
CARA Consultants (with code) $10
Non-Members* $20

* Join Now during our Member Appreciation Month and save 20% ($20) on your membership and then save the $20 for the webinar ($40 in total savings!). Enter #APPRECIATION in your membership application.

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