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AMA: From Face-To-Face to Interface

Living Room Theaters
341 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205, US (map)
Public WiFi



The Do's and Don'ts of Networking

Do you know how to work a room? Is your LinkedIn contacts list larger than the local telephone book? Are people begging to follow you on Twitter?

It's now more important than ever to effectively manage your network and your reputation online and in-person. Join the American Marketing Association for a special professional development session on how to (and how not to) network like a super star in real-time and online. Learn to avoid networking faux pas, make the most out of referrals and contacts and take your online (and personal presence) to a new and successful level. A panel of networking experts will provide, tips, strategies and tactics you can use in marketing your business and yourself. Sign up today!

Panel Moderator

Brian Thomas Wright As co-chair of the American Marketing Association's Networking events, Brian has grown attendance from a small gathering of AMA members to a super event representing eight professional associations and over 150 attendees.

After a successful design and marketing career working for an ad agency and University of Oregon Bookstore, Brian now owns a four person branding agency. He has provided creative services for a wide range of clients but he mostly enjoys working with professional speakers and trainers who are masters of networking.


Dawn Foster Dawn Foster currently provides consulting services for companies wanting to engage with online communities through various social media technologies including discussion forums, blogs, wikis, podcasts, and more. Consulting services also include community events, online community building, blogging strategy, RSS-based information monitoring, custom employee training sessions, and more.

Community building, blogging, podcasting, web 2.0, open source, and other open technologies are Dawn's current passions, and she spends quite a bit of her free time playing with online technologies and blogging on related topics. Dawn was one of the five original Intel.com bloggers with the Intel Trends in Web 2.0 blog. Dawn currently blogs on Fast Wonder

Dawn also focuses on activities that help support and grow the local Portland technology community. As one of the founders and chair of Legion of Tech (an Oregon non profit organization formed to help grow and nurture the local Portland technology community through educational, not-for-profit, community-run events), she helps organize a number of community events including BarCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, and the Legion of Tech Happy Hour.

Jodi Blackwood Jodi Blackwood is a Certified Business Etiquette & Protocol Specialist, Customer Service Professional and Speaker & Seminar Leader who believes that etiquette is about polishing your approach, not changing who you are!

She works with individuals and businesses to help them stand out among their competition through customized training on a variety of topics, including: Making a Positive First & Lasting Impression, Closing the Loop in Business Communication, Networking With Distinction and The Art of the Business Meal. Visit her web site to see what she can do for you.