August Professional Development Luncheon: Lasting Meeting and Conference Connections

  • 24 Aug 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lodge Des Peres. 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, MO 63131


  • Early Registration- before August 11th
  • After August 10th

Registration is closed

Lasting Meeting and Conference Connections

As a kickoff for our October Learn St. Louis Conference, we are pleased to welcome Karen Hoffman as our August speaker. Karen will help us to boost our conference experiences and careers. She will share tips and strategies to help attendees go from building a “casual” relationship to a more “connected” relationship as well as ways to track and keep in touch with your connections.

Karen Hoffman’s “positive possibility” mindset has her always looking for ways to share ideas, information or introductions to help others achieve their goals or dreams.  In their book “Contacts Connections Collaboration-Building Your Business through Relationships”, Hoffman and Bobbi Linkemer also tapped others to present additional ways others use to excel at networking and building relationships. Karen will share these techniques to help us turn our meeting and conference introductions into lasting career connections.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Set the stage to make connections.
  • Turn a contact into a connection.
  • Connect with someone you want to meet.
  • Make connections and stay connected before, during, and after networking.
  • Attract new connections in the online world.
  • Create your own "keep in touch" system.

Presenter Bio
Karen Hoffman is the founder of Gateway to Dreams, a local nonprofit whose mission is to further life, career and business dreams for those that live in the St. Louis metro area.

Awards/recognition that Karen has received as a “connector” and dream champion are:

  • The “100 People to Know in St. Louis” from St. Louis Small Business Monthly in 2011.
  • The “International Business Matchmaker Award” from eWomen Network. 
  • The Small Business Administration’s “Home Based Business Champion Award.”
  • The Regional Commerce and Growth Association’s “Pacesetter Award” for helping small businesses.
  • Featured in St. Louis Magazine as “The Queen of Possibilities.” 

Karen is also an author and creator. Relationship building has allowed her to collaborate on many renowned endeavors.

  • Co-author of “Contacts Connections Collaboration-Building Your Business through Relationships” with Bobbi Linkemer.
  • Co-author of “The Art of Barter” with Shera Dalin.”
  • Co-creator of “The Joy of Goals” a workbook & workshop.
  • Co-creator of St. Louis Dreamers & Dream Champions with Andrea Blevins.

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