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I’ve been working with lawyers for over two decades to help them hone their networking skills. At the same time, I’m always looking for ways to improve my own effectiveness in business relationship building. And so I was intrigued when a number of lawyers mentioned to me that they had joined a great business networking group called Provisors.
Groups like this have always appealed to me but it had been a long time since I had participated in a more structured networking group.
In the early 2000s, I formed my own group of professionals who were selling services to the legal profession. It was a great way to connect with other vendors to the legal community but it was small and eventually the group fizzled out.
In the interim, I have continued to participate actively in Bar Association activities and over the years, I’ve participated in a number of nonprofits. But I knew I was missing out on having a more structured way to expand my professional network.
Then this past Spring, I sat down for coffee with today’s guest and since that time, my professional networking has speeded up dramatically. With her encouragement, I decided to join Provisors. And it has been a game changer for me.
On today’s show, I am very pleased to welcome Jennifer Taddeo, a partner at the law firm Conn Kavanaugh in Boston. Jenn speaks with me about what she has learned about networking and how Provisors has been tremendously helpful in building her own network. She shares some great tips for getting the greatest benefit from the group and how to increase your networking effectiveness more generally.
I also speak with Jenn about her own career transitions and what general advice she has for women looking to advance in the law.
Jennifer D. Taddeo is a partner at Conn Kavanaugh in Boston where she concentrates her practice in estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administration, elder law and long term care planning, as well as special needs planning. She provides service to individuals, families, fiduciaries, entrepreneurs, and business owners. She is experienced in drafting wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and other estate planning documents.
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- Be Interested; Be Interesting
- Overcoming Fear of Networking
- Using Affinity to Build Business Relationships-a Podcast w/Stephen Seckler
- Documenting Your Networking
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