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Master the Art of Networking and Introductions with Ashley Owens (Episode 059)

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About Ashley:

Ashley Owens is the first and only Networking Concierge that puts you in the right situation or gets you out of the wrong one. As a networking concierge, Ashley works as a strategic partner, attending events with professionals as an extension and champion of them at local events and conferences.

Starting her career as a personal and executive assistant to two celebrities in NYC, her experience in networking grew as she obtained positions in customer service, business analytics, and account management. Since 2017, she has grown her business into something she could have NEVER dreamed of.

Ashley is a host of two digital TV talk shows on RVNTV and This is it TV, speaking and interviewing on the topic of tactical networking. She has taken over 700 introduction phone calls with business professionals looking to grow their network, and has given close to 1,000 introductions. She has spoken to over 50 networking groups, organizations, companies, and conferences, including the coveted Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

She has been interviewed on the Mel Robbins Show on CBS, produces and hosts a podcast talking to entrepreneurs and their screw ups, raises over thousands of dollars for local non profits that she partners with at her Cocktails and Conversation networking event, has over 185 referral partners, owns equity in two other startup companies and has been flown around country as a keynote speaker.

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At the very baseline of networking is a human component. So, take the pressure off of doing anything that you've heard that's stereotypical when it comes to networking. ~ Ashley Owens Click To Tweet

In This Episode:

01:45 – Get to know Ashley Owens
05:04
– Best introduction practices
09:01
– LinkedIn vs Other social media platforms
09:53
– What’s your ideal length for intro calls?
13:30 – Ashley’s follow-up process
18:28
– What Ashley means with “Get you out of the wrong situation”
22:26
– 11 Graceful ways to end a conversation
25:42
– What’s a good time to arrive in an event?
28:45
– Ashley’s advice to newbie networkers
31:42
– Ashley’s recommended books for entrepreneurs
32:36
– Connect with Ashley
33:01
– Ashley’s gift for listeners
34:09
– #OpenMic

WEBSITE: www.ashleyassists.com
Get in touch with Ashley Owens if you want to learn more intentional and effective ways to network or if you’re looking for an onsite networking partner for your events. Schedule for a FREE Personal Networking Analysis.

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PODCAST: Successfully Screwed with Sara Rosenberg and Ashley Owens

Ashley Owens and Sara Rosenberg host successful, growing business owners and talk to them about their pivotal fuck ups and how they overcame them in this fun, motivational podcast.

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