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Connecting for Business Growth

March 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In this thought-provoking and interactive program, attendees will learn how to leverage the power of connecting to build (and maintain) authentic relationships. Whether you’re networking in person or through social media channels, relationships can help you get where you want to go – faster. Joyce will help you shift from networker to connector with simple actionable steps. As a former wallflower, she knows firsthand what it takes to push past fear, find new opportunities and build a powerful network to help you achieve business development goals.

The content is current, relevant, and full of useful tactics for everyone from CEOs to people working their first jobs.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn…

  • The three biggest networking mistakes people make that costs them time and opportunities.
  • Personal branding tips that boost visibility and impact no matter your role in an organization
  • How to create and cultivate relationships through traditional means and social media platforms.
  • How to follow up and be memorable without being obnoxious
  • Connecting hacks
  • How to add value to your network of key connections in only minutes a day
  • Strategies to build trust, improve collaboration and add value to stay top of mind.

Attendees will expand their belief of what’s possible through networking and elevate the confidence for making and cultivating connections inside their organization and with clients.

This program is eligible for 1 SMPS CEU, 1 AIA and 1 PDH credit.

March 8, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Registration & Networking
12:00 – 1:30 PM – Interactive Program

Westborough Country Club, 631 South Berry, St. Louis, MO 63122

Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $60.00
CPSM: $30.00
Student Member Rate: $20.00
Student Non-Member Rate: $25.00

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Speaker: Joyce Layman, Connector-Author-Speaker
As a former wallflower in the world of business networking, Joyce Layman knows firsthand what it takes to overcome the greatest obstacle you’ll face – the four inches between your ears.

She was fortunate to tap into information that transformed her life and sought training in The Pacific Institute’s cognitive processes. The same processes which are based on research of the Universities of Stanford, and Washington to name a few.

It all starts with how you think…..and builds on how you connect.

Since 2008, Joyce has helped individuals achieve higher levels of performance, and companies to discover new opportunities for success.  She combines her extensive training and experience in the science of mindset and the art of business connections to provide the one-two punch that gives her clients an advantage over their counterparts and their competition. No matter if it’s a keynote, workshop or private coaching session, her unique approach can be immediately applied professionally and personally.

At the continued prompting from audience and clients, Joyce put her wisdom into book form with the release of Just Another Leap and did it again with Your Connecting Advantage.  Her latest venture is In Layman’s Terms, an interview style podcast that hit New & Noteworthy on iTunes just two weeks after launch.




March 8, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Westborough Country Club
631 S Berry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States
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