LSB Connect Conference Agenda - Sept. 27, 2014

9:30 a.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:15-11:20 a.m.

From Backpack to Briefcase: The Transition into the Workforce // Presented by DressCode

Today's college graduates are smarter and more technically qualified than ever, but often they come up short on soft skills – the personal appearance and professional manners that give individuals an edge in the job market. Eighty percent of communication is non-verbal. Graduates must understand that along with their technical expertise they need to build a personal brand in order to be competitive in a changing workplace.

The seminar covers topics essential for students to transition out of the academic setting and into the professional working world. Learn from Personal Brand experts who work in Fortune 1,000 companies the specific skills necessary to master professional dress and presence.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Etiquette Luncheon // Presented by DressCode

The Etiquette Luncheon prepares you for real-life business dining and networking situations through a thorough business dining simulation. DressCode consultants will guide and inform you, providing direct instruction on the do’s and don’ts of dining and networking. 

In this learning environment, you will practice and perfect proper business etiquette, including basic dining manners, engaging in valuable conversation, navigating a formal place setting, ordering and eating a meal, and wearing the appropriate attire.

1:00-2:30 p.m.

The Art of Telling // Presented by Gary Tomlinson

Effective communication is the key to business success. The business person today who can communicate clearly with others, whether one-on-one, one-on-five or one-on-five hundred, has enormous power. There is a world of difference between talking to others and communicating with others. Effective communication is a million-dollar skill, a path to success in all areas of your life both personal and professional.

Participants will learn the traits of effective speakers and ineffective speakers, the three satisfactions that all presenters want from their listeners, the five satisfactions that all listeners want from their presenters, what defines your image, your "tool box," the importance of "self-talk," and how to be heard - thinking of communication in terms of an outcome.

2:45-4:00 p.m. Networking Round Tables with Employers
4:00-4:30 p.m. Networking Reception and Closing