The Society of Professional Consultants

Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients

The Society of Professional Consultants (SPC) offers networking, mentoring, and education for consultants, solo professionals, and entrepreneurs. We sponsor monthly lunch and dinner meetings for Boston-area business owners, and provide nationwide support and mentoring for both new and seasoned consultants.

Dinner Meeting on Monday, March 11th

7 Habits of Effective Networkers

The SPC and Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology (WEST) are partnering to bring you this workshop.

When you hear the word 'networking' do you think of an overly-aggressive person pitching you for a deal? You're not alone!

Everyone knows that we get more done when we help others and have them help us. But how do you build that network with a sense of authenticity?

In this talk, Diane shares her go-to strategies that help everyone learn how to master the art of networking. You’ll gain a better sense of confidence on what events to attend, how to reconnect with someone you've lost touch with, and ways to stay top of mind.

Attend this seminar to learn how to:

  • Understand why networking is misunderstood and how you can be good at it, even if you don't love it
  • Identify your PBA (personal board of advisors) who help you succeed both at events and one-on-one
  • Master the art of exiting a conversation without being a jerk
  • Discover how to prepare for a networking opportunity and why it's helpful to do so
  • Know the action steps to take when you mess up (and everyone does)

About Our Speaker:

Diane Darling consults and speaks on a range of topics in the field of networking and communications. Recipients of her insightful newsletters know she has a knack for bringing her own personal observations to larger public issues, and for bringing a light touch to difficult situations.

Diane’s travels include all seven continents and approximately 60 countries. Having lived overseas for several years and domestically, in several regions of the USA, Diane has acquired a keen appreciation and awareness of international cultures. She is able to respond to the complexities of cultural, gender, and racial relationships.

Diane has appeared on NBC Nightly News and in The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe. She provides commentaries for a variety of publications. She has taught in the MBA program at Boston University and is a member of the CEO Club of Boston.

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