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How to meet the President - Networking 101 v2
Transcript of How to meet the President - Networking 101 v2
risk and reward
"Your life will be what your thoughts make it..."
Do one thing that scares you every day...
He has the same hopes and dreams...
The President is a Person too...
How to meet the President
He sat right where you're sitting...
He went through childhood...
He had a first job...
He has bad days too...
He wants to make a difference...
Think of somebody like a friend you haven't met yet...
Treat people like your friends or family...
Treat them like a long lost cousin you didn't know was related to you...
Picture if they came up to you, how you would want to be treated...
Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies on nonverbal communication. He found that
of any message is conveyed through
elements (facial expressions, gestures, posture, etc).
waiting to be opened.
Find out their story...
that needs to be taken care of.
Everyone wants to be heard, listened to, and respected...
You are important too!
Treat them out to coffee, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
When you walk into a room, do you brighten it or darken the doorway?
"We're here to put a dent in the universe."
People's favorite subject is themselves!
Have a good exit strategy in mind!
Always end on a positive note!
(you're just talking to another person)
10 second rule
Everybody is human.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Power. Presence. Warmth.
Charismatic People Have:
Body. Soul. Mind.
(Give them something when you leave)
advice, e-mail, book, friend, drink, etc.
push yourself out of your comfort zone and into your growth zone
open ended questions
Volunteer to work on the president's campaign
Attend a campaign fundraiser.
Visit Washington, D.C. Periodically, the president will eat at a local D.C. restaurant, visit a local non-profit service project, or visit some local establishment.
Write a letter to the president. According to the New York Times, President Obama personally reads 10 letters every day from the thousands of letters he receives daily.
Attend a White House event.
You likely must know someone who has connections to the White House to get invited to the event.
Get a perfect score on the AP Calulus Test
pair off with someone standing,
add your numbers together,
and adopt the sum as your new number
Algorithm - set of instructions for solving some problem step by step
Computer Science Approach:
If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with
, that carried over no balance from day to day, that allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and that every evening canceled whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day, what would you do?
Each day it opens a new account with you. Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits.
Well, you have such a bank. Its name is
. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances. It allows no overdrafts.
Invest it wisely in every opportunity!
The clock is running, make the most of today,
Example: Ski Trip
Example: Jungle Cruise, John Lasseter
Treasure every moment that you have!
and treasure it more because you
shared it with someone
special, special enough to spend your time.
Time waits for no one.
stand up and assign yourself your
one of you should sit down;
the other should go back to
What role do you want to play?
Who are you?
CS & Biomedicine
What are you going to do?
(when you get there)
We should all stop "NETWORKING"