David talks with the networking tour-de-force, Ashley Owens, about how she created the concept of "Networking Concierge," how she founded networking company Ashley Assists, tips on becoming a power networker, "Dunbar’s Number" and much more.
How Ashley Assists got started with one event and a four-hour drive to State College Pennsylvania.
How a 15-minute conversation at a tech event helped one woman start her company.
The power of having an advocate and support system with you during events.
What Business Development for hire looks like.
The stories and learnings from Ashley’s cocktails and conversations event.
How to be a good power networker.
Networking is maintaining and doing your research before you talk to somebody.
What Ashely wishes she knew about networking when she was first getting started.
The difference between introverts and extroverts and how they network.
A typical day for Ashley Owens.
The value of knowing your unique skill set and how to use it to your advantage.
Ashley’s top 3 tips for networking.
Dunbar’s Number and how it applies to your professional network.
The importance of giving back.
“I was able to create service offerings based on the needs of the people that I had the pleasure and the privilege of being in my network."– Ashley Owens
“It's recognizing that networking activity is not just talking to people, it's maintaining and doing your research before you talk to somebody. It's asking deep, meaningful business conversation questions, it's making sure that you are following up because that other person's not going to follow up."– Ashley Owens
“Remember, nobody cares about what you do. They care about what your passions are and how you light up when you talk about something or a completely personal topic that is a commonality between you and that person."