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CAN WE TALK? Networking with Ease

Presented by the Port of Seattle

Does the prospect of walking into a room full of strangers send shivers up your spine as you conjure up images of pushy attendees and awkward small talk? Have you ever wondered how to end a conversation with someone, or how to carry a plate of food and a drink at an event? You’re not alone. Networking is vital to our professional success, yet many people dislike the word, dread events and struggle with how to do it with ease.  Join us and learn key techniques to help your comfort and confidence. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to break into groups
  • How to build productive relationships
  • Business card dos and don’ts
  • Reception food and drink finesse
  • How to start and gracefully end a conversation

 Discussion Led By:

  • Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette

7:00am: Doors Open, Coffee & Tea, Networking
7:30am: Breakfast Buffet
8:00am: Panel Discussion
9:00am: Q&A
9:15am: Networking

WTCSE cannot issue refunds, however can facilitate a name change on registration to allow for the transfer of tickets.  

Gender equality, generational differences, technological advancements – these are just a few of the issues that business leaders of today are facing. The World Trade Center Seattle and Port of Seattle are partnering to create a series of educational programs centered around the difficult, sensitive and important issues in our community. As our country becomes divided, we strive to find common ground in order to support the future. So join us in raising the question – Can We Talk?

Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:30 – 9:30am

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

WTCSE Members

  • Early Bird until February 21: $25
  • On or after February 22: $35


  • Early Bird until February 21: $35
  • On or after February 22: $45

*Ticket prices include a copy of Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success by Arden Clise

Complimentary Valet

Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or