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    September 25, 2012

    Who will you be schmoozing with on October 4th?

    Schmooza Palooza Office Depot

    SCHMOOZA \'shmu zah\ (verb): to converse casually, especially for social and business connections

    PALOOZA \'pa lu zah\ (noun): a large scale party!

    On October 4th, join hundreds of professionals from all around Cincinnati USA, plus more than 50 area businesses and restaurants for a night of networking and fun! Don't miss your opportunity to get your schmooze on with local businesses like:

    Abel Fitness Training
    Abstract Displays
    Brown Mackie College
    Buca di Beppo
    Business Technical Services
    Cavalier Distributing
    CMC Properties/The Perfect Small Office Center
    Cincinnati Ballet/ArtsWave
    Cincinnati Reds
    Cincinnati Symphony and Pops
    Cincinnati Zoo
    Cincy Chic
    Chi-nattis Pizza
    City of Blue Ash
    Entertainment Unlimited
    Franklin Financial Services Company
    Full Service Networking
    Full Throttle Indoor Karting
    Innovative Student Loan Solutions
    Interlink Cloud Advisors
    IOS Consultants
    IT Foresight
    Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
    Koorsen Fire & Security
    Libertas Technologies, LLC
    Merrill Lynch
    Metro Bus Service
    Millennium Business Systems
    MountJoy Chilton Medley LLP
    Nish Tech, Inc.
    The Oasis Conference Center
    Office Depot
    Panera Bread Cincinnati
    ProScan Imaging
    Print Web Technlogies
    Purple Trout LLC
    Sandler Training by Roth & Associates
    Scherzinger Pest Control
    Tano Bistro & Catering
    Taste of Belgium Bistro
    TGI Friday's Catering
    Thomas More College/TAP Program
    Trish McEvoy Cosmetics
    Western & Southern Financial Group
    Zone Communication Group

    Once you're there - don't forget these top five networking tips:

    1. Don't sell. As counterintuitive as it sounds, you're not actually at a networking event to close any deals; you're there to build relationships and widen your referral base.
    2. Ask questions. Engage others by focusing on them. Initiate a conversation by asking, "What do you do?"
    3. Practice your statement. Be ready with a 15-20 second polished statement about what you do - but don't recite it until somebody asks.
    4. Exercise card restraint. Get to know the real people behind the cards. Wait until the end of the conversation to ask for a card, and don't offer yours unless you're asked.
    5. Bring a friend. Arriving at a networking event with an associate alleviates some of the initial awkwardness.

    Not only will there be killer networking opportunities, but fun entertainment like a palm reader, magnetic dartboard, Pop-a-shot, a DJ, and the HYPE PhotoBooth. Restaurants will be providing free samples, and Cavalier Distributing will hold beer tastings all night long. CincyChic's booth will feature a professional makeup artist, and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's booth will have animals straight from the zoo! SchmoozaPalooza is THE place to be on October 4th

    Register now


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