Few Lessons from the PowerNetworking Workshop

Networking Workshop May 9, 2013Networking for Success – More than Business Cards

  • The essence of PowerNetworking is building relationships to make things happen.
  • Communications is key.  How do you communicate to others your expertise and impact?
  • It’s not all about you. Its involves giving.
  • The entire community benefits by collaborative efforts.
  • More is accomplished when we network to obtain knowledge and resources.

  • Follow up is important to building relationships

Pass on the Knowledge.  Connect the Dots. 

At the Networking workshop I opened with a special message about 5 Things PowerNetworkers Need to Know about Buffalo, New York today. You can view the brief PowerPoint below.

Be Empowered.  Make Something Happen.
PowerNetworking Event Be in the Know Segment







May 9, 2013 is about PowerNetworking

PowerNetworking: It’s about getting things done!
Connecting the dots to make things happen.

Learn How at the Black Capital Network Event.

George C. Fraser
National Networking Expert
“The 7 Mistakes You Make When Networking

(Buffalo, New York) “There is No Business without Relationships”, according to networking expert George C. Fraser. “Your network—or lack thereof—can help or hinder your business development. Important resources such as capital, labor, and emotional support can be accessed through a network.”

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 George C. Fraser, one of America’s leading experts on the power of networking will be the featured speaker at an event hosted by the Black Capital Network.  The interactive networking presentation will be held at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The event is Free and will include a Q&A with Mr. Fraser and a BizPitch Contest modeled after the popular TV show, “Shark Tank”Five business owners will have 3 minutes to pitch their business.  The winner will win a $1,400 PowerNetworking Conference package.

Seating is limited for this special event, please call (716)881-6066 or Email jparker@thebcn.com to RSVP.

Mr. Fraser’s message on the power of effective networking is a message for all, including corporate professionals, business owners, community leaders, aspiring business owners, in addition to college and professional students.

“George is a dynamic speaker and mentor.  He was my first teacher on this subject and has taught me all that I know about the art of power networking,” stated Jennifer Parker, the owner of the Black Capital Network.

“His book, Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community, is a must read business classic; it opened up my eyes to how to network and why networking was an important tool for success.”

George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc, a 24 year old company engaged in social entrepreneurism. He is considered by many to be the new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on networking and building effective relationships. Mr. Fraser is the author of three bestselling books: Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community, Race For Success; The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America and the most recent, Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships.

Hear a brief lesson about Networking from George.
He is the founder of the annual PowerNetworking Conference,a national conference that has attracted the largest gathering of Black professionals, business owners and community leaders. The popular conference, scheduled for June 27 – 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, features leading business and motivational speakers who focus on teaching valuable skills that will assist in growing businesses and careers.   A popular speaker and author, George C. Fraser’s inspiring talks on success principles, effective networking, wealth creation, business ethics, and valuing diversity, are as popular among corporate professionals as they are among college students. His views have been solicited by CNN and the Wall Street Journal.

About the Black Capital Network LLC
The Black Capital Network a small business consulting company that provides strategic planning, public relations and graphic design services to support business advancement and development.  The company’s website http://www.thebcn.com, was created to educate, empower, and promote small businesses and the African American Community.

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Embrace Your Uniqueness

A Note to Entrepreneurs,

The many days you feel alone, reach out for the empowerment  you need – read and be inspired.  You never know where that inspiration to keep going will come from.

While listening to a news report I heard about the  moving acceptance speech that the talented and young R&B singer, Janelle Monáe gave at the Black Girls Rock Awards (2012).  Her brief speech resonated wisdom and strength that many can learn from.

I was Inspired by” Embrace what makes you Unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.”  – Janelle Monáe


The “Get off Your Butt” Message that Spoke to Me

I recently received the following inspirational message from Simon T. Bailey:
Don’t bring 2012 thinking into 2013.   May this the year you “Bring It”.

Please listen and make your plans for 2013.   Remember: Average is NOT acceptable!

Simon T. Bailey describes himself as an Inspirational Thought Leader, Professional Speaker, Bestselling Author, Personal Business Mentor, Teacher, Husband, Dad, and Friend. Founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc. and former Sales Director for Disney Institute, Inc.

 Entrepreneurial Start
In 2003, Simon’s passion to help others shift from average to brilliant led to the creation of the Brilliance Institute, a consulting firm that has successfully worked with more than 400 Fortune 1000 companies—driving productivity, increasing accountability, sparking creativity, and winning the race to innovation. Simon solidified his position as a recognized leader in experiential training for business professionals across the globe during his leadership tenure at the world-renowned Disney Institute. This is where he discovered his own magic and entrepreneurial spark and started his own business.

For all of the Black Capital Network followers – Simon was a workshop presenter at the BCN first Economic Development Conference (2002) and in 2003 he was the Keynote Speaker !  As you can see from Simon’s professional move, 2003 was a very good year!

Simon Bailey 2003 EEC

EEC 2003 Keynote Speaker (Buffalo,New York)