Networking for Introverts

Filmed on May 16, 2019 in San Francisco

Do you feel anxious at the thought of networking? Do you wish you felt more comfortable meeting new people, but feel like networking is too quick and shallow for you to do it right? Do you feel misunderstood, coming off as unfriendly without meaning to? If this sounds familiar, you won't want to miss this lightning talk.

Adapted from the interactive 90-minute Networking for Introverts workshop, this talk has been designed to address those specific concerns and more.

Stephanie Thoma is a workshop facilitator, writer and international speaker whose mission is to help people connect more authentically in real life. Currently serving as the Director of PR for the Young Professionals of San Francisco and TEDx SF Community Lead, she has made a career out of networking. Stephanie has attended more than 300 networking events since 2016, and in 2018 produced and hosted over 100 events in San Francisco. Her latest workshop, Creating Female Friendly Workplaces, is now available for startup and corporate bookings. Stephanie has presented to audiences at General Assembly, Quilt, SF Girl Bosses, Venture Cafe and more, and is excited to share space with the Designer + Geeks community.

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Stephanie Thoma

Director of PR, Young Professionals of San Francisco

Networking for Introverts

Do you feel anxious at the thought of networking? Do you wish you felt more comfortable meeting new people, but feel like networking is too quick and shallow for you to do it right? Do you feel misunderstood, coming off as unfriendly without meaning to? If this sounds familiar, you won't want to miss this lightning talk.

Adapted from the interactive 90-minute Networking for Introverts workshop, this talk has been designed to address those specific concerns and more.

Stephanie Thoma is a workshop facilitator, writer and international speaker whose mission is to help people connect more authentically in real life. Currently serving as the Director of PR for the Young Professionals of San Francisco and TEDx SF Community Lead, she has made a career out of networking. Stephanie has attended more than 300 networking events since 2016, and in 2018 produced and hosted over 100 events in San Francisco. Her latest workshop, Creating Female Friendly Workplaces, is now available for startup and corporate bookings. Stephanie has presented to audiences at General Assembly, Quilt, SF Girl Bosses, Venture Cafe and more, and is excited to share space with the Designer + Geeks community.