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Painless Networking with Jodi Smith, MILR '95

  • Burns & Levinson LLP 125 Summer Street Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

Professional networking is an essential skill in today's world. Join us for this interactive event to learn how to handle business situations, from conferences to cocktail parties, with poise and confidence. While commonly considered a superficial frill of a bygone era, professional networking is an essential professional skill.  This is an interactive program designed to be both educational and entertaining. You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn at the event. The program will cover such topics as:

Jodi Smith, MILR '95

Jodi Smith, MILR '95

  • What to Know Before You Go

  • Nametags: Where They Go and Why

  • Handshakes: Lessons from Goldilocks

  • Introductions: What They Say About You

  • Body Language: What You Are Really Saying

  • Conversation: Business versus Social

  • Connecting With Clients and Customers

  • Building Business Relationships

Our instructor, Jodi R.R. Smith (MILR '95) began promoting better behaviors in 1986 and founded Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting in January 1996. Jodi is a nationally known etiquette expert, specializing in personal and professional conduct, and is sought out by the media for her no-nonsense approach. Jodi has been seen on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and on the CBS Early Show. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in motivational psychology from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from Cornell University. She is also the author of three etiquette books. Jodi is well known among her clients for her educational and entertaining style.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA


$15 per person through October 31, $20 per person starting November 1.

The first 40 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Jodi's book, From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Man/Woman.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Meryl Fink '85 at