Last week, CAABJ brought in a guest speaker for its July meeting, held at Loco Lime/Common House. Shelley Young, brand education consultant at Wells Fargo, presented a mini-workshop on "The Art of Networking" to a group of about twenty people made up of CAABJ members and a few other journalists the organization hopes will soon become members.
Young shared valuable tips on how to both work your network and expand your network. She stressed the importance of building relationships and that you should make a list of the people and/or companies you'd like to connect with, as well as plan on how you will accomplish that. "Think of networking as a noun, something that is. Not just a verb, as in only something you do," she said.
See a few photos from the meeting in the slideshow below.
The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.