For the entrepreneur or business owner attending the Caribbean Business Alliance networking event on September 20, 2017, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Centre, Maryland University, the benefits fall into the acronym GAMES:
- Gaining Marketing Insight
- Attracting New Customers
- Meeting Potential Business Partners
- Enhancing Brand Credibility, and
- Showcasing Industry Knowledge
As an entrepreneur or business owner, one could hardly be described as risk-averse and no doubt one must have learned to appreciate the value of a sense of humour, of return on investment, and hopefully, to learn at the event, the value of return on finish. Your investment in attending this event can be enormous. It is for this reason that Caribbean Business Alliance took great care in the selection of their keynote speaker, Dr. George C. Fraser, and Guest speaker Mr. Wintley Phipps, but also in the selection of their host Mr. Kojo Nnamdi.
On the surface it might be deemed a simple pick, but when we consider that a great host is able to hold and guide the discussion on that which is being shared, and make observations and inferences and skilfully interject that which might be easily missed or left unexplored. The host at such an event is the person who can help bring it all together. Whether that would be in prepping our minds to receive the speaker, sensitizing the speaker to possible omissions and nuisances or asking that unasked question, an excellently efficient and effective host is an event essential.
Kojo Nnamdi is a radio journalist best known for the hosting of his radio programme The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour. Additionally, he hosted the broadcast programme the Evening Exchange for some twenty-six years up until 2011.
On September 20, 2017, the power of networking event begins at 6:00 PM. While we have well experienced and profoundly prepared speakers, the true worth of the event is in the exchange and this is where Mr. Nnamdi can ensure all attendees get their money’s worth. Not only this but as with the experience gained from having to be both an astute and intuitive listener, Mr. Kojo will aptly be able to do his part in contributing to the realization of the five key objectives of the event indicated earlier.
The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show that serves as the meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. This is exactly what this event is about, creating a meeting space for entrepreneurs and business owners from the Caribbean diaspora and Mid-Atlantic community, to meet and embrace a curious mindset as to how the skill of networking might be made more powerful in their businesses and thus empower them as business owners and entrepreneurs.
The value of the Caribbean Business Alliance networking event cannot be overstated. Think of this event as ‘Hours of Business Networking ’ where the host of ‘The Politics Hour’ will be hosting and all the attending entrepreneurs and business owners are there to discuss some key best practices on how to govern their state of affairs, namely their businesses.
Showtime is 6:00 PM at The University of Maryland, 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Centre.
About The Caribbean Business Alliance
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, The Caribbean Business Alliance (CBA) provides this platform to benefit businesses seeking to increase their visibility. This event will be attended by the Prince George’s County Office of Economic Development and introduces CBA co-founders including Caribbean Cargo DC, The Law Offices of Gabriel J. Christian, and Lockhart’s Insurance Service.
Sponsors for this event include the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Federal Management Systems, JDos Internationalé, Inc., King Ocean Services, East Payment Systems, the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, Law Offices of Shipley & Horne, P.A., The Caribbean Current, and Victory1 TV.
The CBA event will broadcast on Victory1 TV – “a television network that promotes positive messages of community building and education to people of Caribbean descent, as well as, to the various communities residing in the DC/Baltimore area in Maryland”. Hosted by American radio journalist, Kojo Nnamdi, Experience the Power of Networking promises to be a worthwhile and energetic networking mixer.
By Kerriann Toby
Kerriann Toby holds a Master of Counselling and Bachelor of Psychology. She is a dynamic therapist, trained mediator; and educator since 2000. In addition to being a trained educator, mediator and therapist, she is a certified Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Professional. Kerriann has also trained in cybercounselling and holds clinical registration with Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) & Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
In mid-October 2015 she initiated operations of KarryOn geared toward the provision of a variety of enhancement and developmental services for the individual, groups and the organization; e-Coaching/Counseling, Mediation, EAP Services and the creative presentation of psycho-social information. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.