Master networker, entrepreneur, and currently the Executive Director of Business and Economic Development at Slippery Rock University, Ethan Nicholas, joins us on this episode of Security Confidential. As an entrepreneur, Ethan founded the Pittsburgh Business Exchange which is the largest and fastest growing professional business networking group in the Northeastern USA. The organization has grown to over 35,000 members and subscribers. Ethan has cracked the code when it comes to bringing business owners of all sizes together for the purpose of professional development and viable community outreach.
Ethan’s talk is “Business Networking Explained”. He shares the concept of using FORM (Family, Occupation, Recreation, and Message) and unique outreach techniques, to create a unique relationship with people who you are interested in and can further your business interests. Ethan also shares many stories of how he has successfully applied his approach to network his way into some very difficult to penetrate organizations. In the unprecedented times we live in, Ethan’s approach is of value to anyone who is looking to advance their career, business, or personal relationships.