How to Pitch the Right Way AND How to Not Suck at Networking

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Name: How to Pitch the Right Way AND How to Not Suck at Networking
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

This workshop will be in Two Parts. TWO Workshops for the Price of ONE!

How to Pitch the Right Way to Expand Your Network:

When you talk about your business or your product, are you telling your audience what THEY want to hear, or what YOU want to tell them? By being able to explain briefly and concisely your concept to others so that they understand how it can be of benefit to THEM, you will have better chances of expanding your network and customer portfolio.

In this class, we talk about the 'elevator pitch' and key message points as you adjust your pitch to your audience.


  • Core message should be common in all pitches
  • Pitch should be tailored to audience (customer, investor, supplier, media)
  • Clear, concise, compelling message (demonstrating value proposition, supported with facts)
  • Understanding process of constructing a pitch
How to Not Suck at Networking:
How many times have you attended a networking event and ‘gotten nothing out of it’? If you feel like you’ve wasted your time more than a handful of times in recent history, you’re doing it wrong. Most business owners don’t have copious amounts of discretionary time. Time is both all we have and all we don’t have. So, use that time wisely. Networking works. A healthy chunk of our business growth year over year is a result of relationship building and reputation. Business owners, leaders and those interested in swift professional growth should understand its worth and the role it plays in your business and professional opportunities.
In this class, we will discuss how to know yourself and your audience, plan your networking, and go over tactical tips on managing your network to grow.

  • Know yourself
  • Know your audience
  • Plan your work and network
  • How to network
  • Tactical tips on managing your network to grow


Economic Development Council, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce &
Program Manager, Emerging Enterprise Center

Ashley Owens
Networking Concierge
Ashley Assists, LLC

Ashley Owens Bio:
As a Networking Concierge, Ashley works as a strategic partner during networking events and takes away the tedious task of the dreaded followup. Taking the mind-numbing work off your shoulders, she works the room with you to collect double the relevant business cards in half the time. She has had the wonderful opportunity to start her career as a personal and executive assistant to two celebrities in NYC. Her experience in networking grew as she obtained positions in customer service, business analytics and account management. With a vast business network and having a unique experience and exposure in a multitude of industries, she recognizes the challenges her peers faced, e.g., maintaining the influx of prospects, attending networking events alone, and managing the most valuable thing that people have – time. Staying true to her passion, Ashley is about giving other entrepreneurs a platform and voice. Ashley is the host of a successful TV show on RVNTV called Connect to Success where she interviews power networkers weekly. She is a co-host of a podcast called "Successfully Screwed" where entrepreneurs share their screw ups, allowing all business owners to relate to the messiness of entrepreneurship. She is also a resident program expert on This is it TV, and co-host of the variety show with MyNew Philly. In addition to working with her amazing clients, she runs a monthly networking event, Cocktails and Conversation, which partners up with nonprofits to help fund their monthly projects. Ashley lives in Philadelphia with her husband and fat cat. Read More

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If you have any trouble finding the New Castle County Chamber offices, please call (302) 737-4343.
Date/Time Information:
8:30 - 12:30 am
Contact Information:
(302) 737-4343
$25 Chamber Members
$35 Chamber Non-members
$15 Chamber Ambassadors
$0 EEC Incubator Members
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