Relationship Networking: Building Personal Connections for Professional Results

networking-people-icons-Michelle Tillis LedermanHave you ever had a conversation you wanted to follow up on, but didn’t?  Do you find yourself wishing you had a reason to get back in touch with a former colleague, customer, or old acquaintance?

Follow-up is the foundation for building a thriving network. But as executives, often we are too busy to focus on building and nurturing our relationships. Some of us may find follow-up awkward, uncomfortable, or even unwanted. And so, we find it difficult to move from one conversation to the next, to build upon new and existing contacts and turn them into real relationships that can help us in our work and our lives.

In this Master Class presentation, Michelle Tillis Lederman, networking expert and author of the bestseller The 11 Laws of Likability, will share tips and tactics to help you turn mere contacts and one-time conversations into strong and valuable connections.  Join Michelle to learn how to:

  • Transform that first conversation into a powerful, lasting connection
  • Leverage technology and social media to attract the right people
  • Increase your value to your network
  • Ask for something to increase your results, and more

At the end of the day it is the strength of your relationships that leads to your success. Michelle will show you how to turn yours into a rich, career-long asset.


Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection.

She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of two books including The 11 Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired and recently named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015. 

After a decade in finance, Michelle was frustrated by the lack of effective communication and support within organizations especially as she became a people manager. She founded Executive Essentials, a training company that provides communications and leadership programs, as well as executive coaching services, to enable others to succeed professionally where she struggled.

A former NYU professor, financial executive, and recovering CPA, Michelle teaches from experience and shares what she learned during her extensive career. Michelle’s clients range from academia to non-profit to Fortune 500 companies including; Madison Square Garden, Citi, J&J, Deutsche Bank, GE, Columbia Business School, Target, Sony, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Michelle has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, and hundreds of radio shows across the country including; Gayle King, NPR, and Martha Stewart Living. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Star Ledger, Working Mother, Real Simple, US News & World Report, on MSNBC, and among others. Her book, articles, quizzes and videos have been featured on USA Today, AOL, Forbes, CNBC, and

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