Sunday, May 11, 2008

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 5-11

Monell Chemical Senses Center
Among the more unusual events coming up this week is a luncheon meeting lecture on underarm pheromones. There seems to be a new multimedia exhibit on smells and pheromones at the University City Science Center, sponsored by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, which has inspired the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) to hold an odor-related networking cocktail party in early June. This gives me an opportunity to use one of my most favorite photos of all time, which I've managed to find on the web, for your enjoyment. And, believe it or not, this is what they do (or did) at the Monell Center.

I must admit, this does add some interesting wrinkles for networking. Research shows that pheromones and our sense of smell play a much larger role in our interactions with people than we realize. I can see a whole series of seminars and books on how to organize your "elevator whiff" to make a better first impression on the people you meet, or maybe LinkedIn will add an electronic "scratch and sniff" swatch to its profile page.

Speaking of LinkedIn, please join me on Tuesday at the Philly LinkedIn Live event, where I will be on a panel of people speaking on LinkedIn. To find out where, and to register to attend, go to my LinkedIn profile, click on the icon for the LI Live -- Philly group, and join the group.

There are lots of other great events to tickle your nose, on referral marketing, young professionals, entrepreneurship, young entrepreneurship, the business climate in Philadelphia, and a fair amount of bowling, golfing, mixing, persuading, connecting, accelerating, breakfasting, brown-bagging, and partying.

Monday, 12-May

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Monthly Meeting
7:30am - Merrill Lynch, 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Philadelphia SHRM Professional Development Series -- Diverse Workforce
7:30am - Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street

University City Science Center -- Human Pheromones: Facts and Fantasies
11:30am - Fuller Conference Room at the Science Center 3701 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

GVFHRA -- Advance Recruiting Techniques: The Art of the Cold Call
1:30pm - Villanova University

BFTP/SEP -- Building 100 Dedication Ceremony
2:30pm - The Navy Yard, 4801 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia 19112

YPN -- Success in the City
6pm - Pyramid Club

Wayne Presbyterian Church -- Career Networking Program
7:30pm - Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne

Tuesday, 13-May

Sales & Marketing & Executives International -- Steve Bauer on Generating Referrals
7:30am - Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

LeTip of Center City Philadelphia -- Weekly Meeting
11:30am - Dave and Buster's 325 North Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia

Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce -- Power Networking Luncheon
12pm - Coastline Restaurant, 1240 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Center City Proprietors Association -- Secrets to Small Business Success: Young Entrepreneurs
5:30pm - RAE, 2929 Arch Street

Spring '08 LinkedIn Live-Philly
5:30pm - Find out on LinkedIn

5:30pm - Federal Reserve Bank

Philadelphia Entrepreneur Meetup -- May Meeting
6:45pm - Inquirer Building, Public Room, Schuylkill River Rd, Conshohocken PA 19428

Wednesday, 14-May

Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia -- Monthly Meeting
7:45am - Rohm and Haas Company, 6th and Market, Philadelphia

Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey -- Funding a Start-Up Business
8am - Funding a Start-Up Business - RiverWinds Community Room

eWomenNetwork -- "Accelerated Networking" Luncheon: How to make an idea a reality
11am - Union League

PPRA -- 2008 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Nina Zucker
11:30am - Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Center City Proprietors Association -- Lunch with the City's Leaders: Andrew Altman
11:45am - Susanna Foo

Independence Business Alliance -- Women In Business Luncheon
12pm - Lolita Restaurant, 106 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia

Society for Marketing Professional Services -- End of the Year Bash: Golf Outting
12pm - Westover Country Club, Jeffersonville, PA

CreativeConnects -- Happy Hour
5:30pm - Alfa Bar, 1709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA

IABC -- Putting Social Media to Work
6pm - Siemens Medical Solutions

Wharton Small Business Development Center -- First Step: Getting to the Starting Line
6:30pm - Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, 15-May

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- Perspectives from Strategic & Financial Buyers
7:30am - Philadelphia Country Club, 1601 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA

Independence Business Alliance -- LGBT Business Brown Bag: Business Planning for New Ventures and Existing Businesses
12pm - William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Candidate Marketing Management: 3rd Session - “Acquiring and Assessing Talent”
5:30pm - Fernley & Fernley, 100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor

PANMA/Philly CHI -- Joint Happy Hour
5:30pm - National Mechanics Restaurant and Bar, 22 South 3rd Street in Old City Philadelphia

White Horse Pike Chamber of Commerce Connection
5:30pm - The Pufferbelly, Lindenwold, NJ

Business Clubs of America -- Cocktail Reception hosted by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
5:30pm - Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Office, 1818 Market Street, Suite 3010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance -- 2008 Professional Development Mega Mixer
5:30pm - PNC Bank Center, Center Hall Reception - 3rd Floor

GPSEG -- Professional Services: Bowling
6pm - Lucky Strike

ASTD E-Learning SIG -- How to Create Effective Rapid E-Learning Courseware from PowerPoint
6pm - Penn State Great Valley

Friday, 16-May

Business Clubs of America -- Hospitality Breakfast featuring special guest speaker Hank Haney
7:15am - Crystal Tea Room

Likemind -- Likemind meet up
8am - Old City Coffee, 221 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

PICPA Philadelphia Chapter -- New Member Welcome Breakfast
8am - PICPA Education Center, Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- State of the Region
8am - Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia - Cherry Hill

GVFHRA -- Does Your Career Need A Boost?
8am - The Inn at Chester Springs, Lionville PA

ASTD Professional Publishing SIG -- Monthly Meeting
9:30am - Strayer University, King of Prussia, PA campus

PICPA Philadelphia Chapter -- 2008 Outstanding Achievement in Tax Reform Award Luncheon
12pm - Union League of Philadelphia

Saturday, 17-May

National Speakers Association -- Terrific Tips for Turning Passive Listeners into Active Listeners with Sharon Bowman
8am - Valley Forge Radisson

PACS -- Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology
8am - Upper Moreland Middle School

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- CFA Level 1 Practice Exam
9am - Fernley & Fernley, 100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor

ASTD Organizational Development SIG -- The Relationship Rules: Hardwired to Connect
9:30am - Strayer University, King of Prussia

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