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Workshop: The Art of Authentic Networking

12 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT


Workshop: The Art of Authentic Networking
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Creative Space at Deakin Downtown 
Level 12, Tower 2 – 727 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008

Join us with Chief Play Officer of Project Play, Dara Simkin, for Workshop: The Art of Authentic Networking next month!

We love the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together’ and at SPARK Deakin, we are all about building a tribe that thrives together. The problem is, we know that finding your tribe, people, and networks take a lot of time and work. Where do you start?

The word ‘networking’ conjures up negative images for most of us. Surface level conversations that always start with, ‘What do you do?’ are enough to make any sane person want to run in the opposite direction. Networking is about building real relationships without ulterior motives to ‘get something’ from the other person.

We need to avoid appearing as if we’re reaching out to others with purely selfish motives and with the sole objective of ‘taking’ and not ‘giving’. With the idea of ‘Givers Gain’, we start to understand the concept of what it means to truly collaborate and support one another. This is the art of authentic networking.


Deakin Downtown
727 Collins Street, Tower 2, Level 12
Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia
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+61 3 9918 9120
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