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Networking Opportunities with Other Patina Nation Members  


Merrick Pearson
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Director, Patina Nation
Joined: 9 months ago

Recently Patina Nation members were asked to complete a survey telling Patina how we've done over the past year with developing our offerings.  One of the areas for improvement was facilitation of networking opportunities between members.  How would you like to connect with each other?  In person?  Online?  What would be the best way for us to help you connect?

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Martin Cordello
Joined: 2 years ago

Adjunct Professor of Management and Principal Consultant, Owner
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Posted by: @merrickpearsongmail-com

Recently Patina Nation members were asked to complete a survey telling Patina how we've done over the past year with developing our offerings.  One of the areas for improvement was facilitation of networking opportunities between members.  How would you like to connect with each other?  In person?  Online?  What would be the best way for us to help you connect?

I like LinkedIn too. 

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Jean Radeztsky
Joined: 7 months ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 4
Posted by: @merrickpearsongmail-com

Recently Patina Nation members were asked to complete a survey telling Patina how we've done over the past year with developing our offerings.  One of the areas for improvement was facilitation of networking opportunities between members.  How would you like to connect with each other?  In person?  Online?  What would be the best way for us to help you connect?

LinkedIn Groups

quarterly gatherings

Round table discussions

Speaker facilitated workshops with open networking either before or afterwards.

I think of professional organizations that I belong to where networking is built into the meetings (e.g. HR Executive Forum, Change Management Network, etc.)

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Michael Friedman
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

Put a LinkedIn group together for opportunities and people to apply

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Larry Bennett
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

I think online via LinkedIn is likely the best option.  That way we can expand our networks with members of Patina Nation, and leverage LinkedIn's messaging capabilities.  And we can network with people that are not nearby our respective locations.

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Mindy Kantor
Posts: 5
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 1 year ago

I like the LinkedIn option as well. 

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Brian Rensing
Posts: 2
Member
Joined: 2 years ago

Online is the baseline - so always need to make that more interesting, relevant, and mutually beneficial.  

I do think that in-person networking events would be great to help extend benefits, referrals, and influence.

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Karon Kiffel
Posts: 1
Member
Joined: 2 years ago

I agree, Offering an easy means to connect via LinkedIn would be helpful. The connects I get here from Patina are cumbersome and time consuming. 

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John Zajac
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

I am a new member of the group and I believe LinkedIn provides the most efficient option for networking however I also enjoy personal meetings which allow for free dialogue that can lead to new opportunities or joint ventures.

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David Liner
Posts: 3
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

I also believe Linked In is the best given that members are so spread out geographically.

 

 

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Martin Ahlijanian
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

In person would be an excellent way to network and would distinguish Patina-related individuals from the hundreds of others we "see" on LI and social media.

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JB Bryant
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 12 months ago

Although I like the LinkedIn responses from others, I already do this. I strategically expand my network with all coworkers, and in the Patina case all consultants. I'm not an "Open Networker," but I'm an avid, purposeful networker.

What I think would be extremely useful is for Patina to connect consultants who are geographically close to each other. LinkedIn is great, but morning coffee is better. Is face-to-face too old school?

 

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Brian Rensing
Joined: 2 years ago

Member
Posts: 2

@jbbryantgmail-com

No - If we lean on linkedin, then I'm not sure what the value add here would be.

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Steven Williams
Joined: 7 months ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 1

@jbbryantgmail-com

I agree with this idea. Face to Face is much more effective when building networking opportunities.

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