Sarah Michel


About Sarah Michel - Speaker on Communication and Business Management:

Sarah Michel is a networking expert who helps people increase their netWORTH. She works with individuals, associations and organizations to strengthen their connections and communicate their value to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Her powerful Perfecting Connecting™ strategies and NetWORTHing process promotes personal and professional success.

Sarah works with companies and organizations to improve their internal network. By integrating her methods, people learn to develop successful relationships with customers, coworkers and colleagues. These improved connections result in a stronger internal and external network essential for career and organizational success.

As a cancer survivor, Sarah's network helped save her life. She shares her inspirational journey with insight and humor to motivate her audiences to connect not just for the moment, but for life.

As a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and facilitator of the Self-Discovery Process Sarah has keynoted and presented for audiences and teams around the world on how to be a more effective connector. She is the author of Perfecting Connecting™, A Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace and the national audio program, Learning to Speak the Language of others. Her articles and inspirational stories have appeared in numerous books, newspapers and national journals.

Sarah is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) awarded by the National Speakers Association for her ability to consistently deliver her message with high energy, humor and inspiration which motivates audiences to take action. She recently served on the board of directors for the National Speakers Association (NSA) and as the 2008-2009 Meetings and Convention chair. She is the Past President for the NSA-Colorado Chapter. Sarah is an active volunteer in her community serving o non-profit boards in Colorado Springs.

She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and worked in healthcare for several major hospital systems and for international career management firms in Texas and Colorado. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of both the Eastern and Western Management Development Centers for the United States government in Colorado and West Virginia.

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What Sarah Michel Talks About:

NetWORTHing; The New Social Economy
Your Networth with your network is your most important asset for attracting new business in our current economic situation. In this fun and interactive keynote, learn the secrets of Networthing, the new way to network in the 21st century. Discover how to become a valuable hub in your network wheel to grow your social capital and networth. Join Sarah, a master networker, as she shares her strategies for improving your access and influence with your network so you can do your job faster, better and easier.

Audience Members will walk out Knowing;

  • The importance of NetWORTHing vs. transactional networking and how to communicate your value-add to grow your access and influence with your network.
  • How to find a sponsor, not a mentor, to help you leverage your relationships to grow your career.
  • The Networthing secrets of successful 21st century leaders and action steps for becoming one of them.
  • The importance of a personal network and how to develop one before you really need it.

The Domino Effect – The Art of Intentional Connecting

Successful people live a life filled with intentional relationships. In this practical, fun and motivational program, learn how to intentionally connect the dots for yourself and others to improve your social capital which is essential for career growth and organizational success.

Discover how the value of others plus the value you bring to others equals your net worth which is required for effective leadership in the 21st century. Sarah is a cancer survivor and shares her humorous and inspirational journey to drive home the power of community, The Domino Effect and the importance of consciously choosing to live your life as a connector. Using dominos as a metaphor, Sarah teaches her
audiences how to ‘connect the dots’ and start building connections during the actual program that continue throughout the conference. She inspires you to take action on making behavioral changes to start improving your social capital.

Connecting the Dots

In the 21st century your success will be based on the people you know. Your clients, strategic partners and employer all want to know how you have invested in your social capital that will pay out in dividends for them in word of mouth advertising, referrals, resources and leads. In other words, is your net working?

In this session, Sarah will map out for you the six stages involved in connecting with a new contact. She will show you the importance of each of these stages and the questions you need to be asking to assure a strong connection. Mapping out your six degrees of connection will help you improve your net worth and social capital with both your internal and external networks. If you believe only extroverts can be effective at networking, then this session is for you! Sarah’s approach honors everyone’s unique personality style and shows you how to be effective by capitalizing on your own unique talents and skills that support the networking process.

Perfecting Connecting

Networking has become the single most important life skill in determining business and personal success. Your ability to be connected within your organization and externally with your network will determine your next promotion, sale, or business opportunity. Sarah, a master connector, will share her success strategies from her book, Perfecting Connecting, A Personal Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace by telos publications.

Other Topics Include:

  • Perfecting Connecting For Healthcare Practitioners
  • Can You Hear Me Now?
  • The C.A.N. Do Approach
  • Network for Life…Not Just for the Moment
  • Leading With Style

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