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Monday, November 27, 2006

In Celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Latino Sports Presents

"The Legacy of #21" A film on the value and meaning of Roberto Clemente

Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at 7pm

Tribeca Peforming Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street

Immediately after the screening, you are invited to the after premier party at Remy Lounge with music by Cosmic Jibaros and Yerbabuena. Remy Lounge
104 Greenwich Street
Downtown, NYC

Tickets to the premier $21, tickets to the afterparty $21, combo ticket discount for both events are $30.00 (Clemente's number of lifetime hits)

For more information, or to purchase tickets call Latino Sports 718-402-9310.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Future Mayor of Denver leaves NY

HPNG bids farewell to one of its founding members, who has also been a good friend and loyal supporter.

Max Ramirez of MaxMedia Worldwide moves to Denver, CO to take on the role of National Supervisor for an agency doing what he loves = Hispanic Marketing & Promotions.

We'll miss you Mr. Max, but we know you'll give them hell.

Now for the going away party...
Saturday, November 25th - 9:00pm

The Madison Avenue Loft
145 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
(btwn. 31st Street & 32nd Street)

RSVP to: mrmaxramirez[AT]yahoo.com

See you there!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Effortless Networking

Since HPNG is about networking and career development, I welcome articles from you about connecting, networking, building business relationships, managing one's career, etc. They will be posted on this blog with proper credit and links.

You can email me at the address on the HPNG website with the subject heading: BLOG ARTICLE.

I found the following article and thought it would of interest and nice to share.

Effortless Networking: How to Connect With Someone Quickly

By Sri Dasgupta

How do I connect with someone quickly?

This may seem like a simple question, but it's actually a little more complex -- and perhaps you know that already. When I work privately with clients on such a topic, it takes a few months!

Still, here are two steps you can take right away, to connect quickly with someone, no matter what the situation.

What are you listening for?

In other words, how will you know when you've "connected" with someone?

For instance, will you recognize the "connection" when you hear the other person say something in particular? Or when he or she has a certain facial expression? Or when you feel a particular way physically (i.e. gut feeling)? And so on.

If you take the time upfront to figure this out, when you're talking with someone you'll be able to more easily recognize these moments -- and take advantage of them.

This may not necessarily be a simple question to answer. But when you do, it'll serve you well in many different contexts.

Listen for it!

Pay attention and actively look out for opportunities to "connect", as you've defined above.

This seems obvious, but it can be a difficult step!

When we start talking with someone, we start with the best of intentions.
But then we get distracted.

We start thinking about other things, or spacing out, or rehearsing in our heads what we'll say next, and so on.

If you're doing this, you're not really participating in the conversation you're in. Not only that, you're probably also missing big chunks of what the other person is saying -- and along with it, missing opportunities to connect.

So practice staying present in the conversations you're having.

And next time you want to connect with someone quickly, follow these 2 steps.

It's amazing how much mileage you can get from such a simple process.

(c) Copyright 2006, Srirupa Dasgupta

Srirupa Dasgupta is the author of Effortless Networking: Everyday Wisdom to Transform your Business and Life. She helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals build, sustain and leverage the professional and personal network that is necessary to succeed.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sri_Dasgupta

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

HPNG Holiday Mixer!

For the first time since HPNG began having networking events, we're finally having a Holiday event! Granted, it took Tony Herbert from The Professionals Network Organization to talk me into it. So along with him and his fine group of networkers, we'll jointly celebrate the arrival of the Holiday Season.

I'll send out more details about the event soon, but here's the cool part, it's FREE to attend!


Wednesday, December 6, 2006
6pm - 10pm

360 Park Avenue South (@ 26th St.)

Also, a Special Salute honoring: National Sales Network, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment

Stay tuned for more details soon.

Inside Scoop on "Noches" Event

I've got the inside scoop from a birdie who told me about a couple of things that will happen at the Noches de Pasarela event on Sat. the 18th.

The mysterious information be announced officially on my next reminder to the HPNG member list, but this isn't an email reminder, so I guess I can share a little bit.

Jose Karlo, the featured designer at the event, has considered parting with one of his creations at the event...what that means exactly, I'm not sure yet...but I thought it was scoop-worthy enough to share. Stay tuned for more.