Networking and Your Network

Have just set up your own business and don’t know how to meet prospective clients? Are you looking for new clients because business has been tough the past few years and you’d like to add a few more connections? Whether you are newly established, a seasoned business owner, or an in-house employee, there are many reasons for wanting to get the most opportunities possible out of networking. From landing new customer relationships to nailing that new job in the department you want to work in, networking is key! So what does that mean? Here’s where experienced editor and indexer Elizabeth Macfie of Chelsea, Quebec comes in.

In addition to running her own business ? Elizabeth Macfie Editing and Indexing ? Beth is a past branch chair and national executive council member of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC), and past president of the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC). She has also co-ordinated ISC’s annual conference for several years. Beth looks for every opportunity to network, even when it is least expected. Over the years she has learned how important networking is and how to incorporate it into her daily life. With her contacts, Beth has a network of people around her that has led to many contracts. You can learn how to maximize your networking, too, at April’s meeting.

So come on out and start expanding your circle of connections. Annual elections for EAC’s National Capital Region branch local executive will also be held during the April 21st meeting.

Travelodge Ottawa Hotel and Conference Centre, 1376 Carling Ave., Rotary Room.
Free parking on site.

The EAC (www.editors.ca) is for both English and French editors, and encourages newcomers to drop by early for a 7 p.m. information session.

Admission is free for EAC members,
$5 for PWAC, IABC and CAA members,
$10 for non-EAC members.

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