Hire a business networking speaker who will make your events better... by building better networkers.

As a chamber of commerce executive, I spent years trying to build better networking events:

  • I charged for events. I made them free.
  • I added entertainment. I took away entertainment.
  • I created mixers, leads clubs, after hours, lunch and learns.
  • I developed events with a strict agenda. Or with no agenda at all.

… then I realized that the most important thing was to have better networkers attend the events.

And the best way to do that is to CREATE better networkers!

If you’re a chamber of commerce executive, conference organizer, association meeting planner, or anyone who plans and puts together networking events, let me help you help your members and attendees be more successful.

Beth Bridges: Speaker, Trainer, and Author

As a business speaker, keynote speaker, breakout session trainer, workshop leader, or luncheon speaker, I’ll bring actionable, practical networking skills and strategies to your members and attendees.

Not a bunch of disjointed networking tips.

Your conference attendees, chamber members, and business professionals will walk away with simple but powerful networking insights, and strategies … which will immediately help them better leverage your chamber events, association meetings, or conference networking activities.

I'm a perfect fit as a speaker for:

Chambers of Commerce

I’m a popular luncheon speaker, but you’ll get the greatest value out of bringing me in for a seminar or training plus luncheon. As a former membership director myself, I want to help you help your members get the most out of their membership.

Women's Associations

I want to empower business women (and men) with networking strategies that go beyond the good ol’ boys network to help them build their business and become more confident.

Conferences

Your attendees want to network at your conference or convention. Set me up as the very first workshop and I’ll give them a specific plan and powerful strategy they can use immediately and for the rest of the event.

My goal is to send your audience home saying:

“Wow, I can do this! I’ve got a clear strategy and a plan for becoming a better networker and a more successful business person.”

I also want to make sure that you, as the person recommending me or the meeting planner, have a great time working with me. I am easy to work with and I’ll make you look good in front of your audience, and your team or your boss.

Beth Bridges

“Our members were engaged, they were listening, they were laughing. She kept it fun and afterwards, a lot of them came up to me and said they had learned things they never knew. The next day at Rotary attendees were still talking about her presentation.”

Crisanne Zamponi
Former CEO
Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, Texas

Keynotes and Workshops

Need a motivational business keynote? I’ll focus on encouraging and energizing your audience while giving them result-producing information.

Networking on Purpose:
A Five-Part Success Plan to Build a Powerful and Profitable Network

New networkers will learn a no-fluff, step-by-step networking strategy. Experienced networkers will see how to become a more efficient networker. Everyone will leave with simple, actionable ideas that they can put to use immediately.

Your Conference Networking Masterplan

Attendees will learn conference networking strategies and create their own customized networking plan specifically for making connections at the event … and for building on those connections for valuable results long after they return home. It will be the best conference they ever attended thanks to their new networking skills.

Rapid Result Networking: Strategies for Massively Growing your Network in 180 Days

Grow beyond attending networking mixers with powerful, specific networking strategies that can double, triple, or even 10x a network in less than a year. This includes a planning guide, checklists and exact how-to’s for massive growth.

*Bare Knuckle Networking: Hands-on Training and Tactics to Successfully Navigate Any Networking Event

From dealing with close talkers to learning exactly how to meet total strangers to becoming the most interesting person in the room, audience members will learn (and practice) the nitty gritty of social skills for mixing and mingling for networking success.

These presentations are all available separately, as either luncheon, keynotes, or workshops, but my most popular speaking/training combination is to present Networking on Purpose or Rapid Result Networking as a luncheon followed by the Bare Knuckle Networking that afternoon or immediately following.

Chambers of commerce in particular find this a profitable combination by offering individual registration for one or the other event, but also giving a package discount for both events.

Ask me about a bulk book discount so you can sweeten the pot even more by including a copy of my book  “Networking on Purpose” for the package deal.

Manhattan, Kansas chamber members loved this option, with one attendee telling the chamber staff:
“I joined a while back, but I hadn’t been to any networking events yet. Now I feel like I’m ready and I’m excited to start networking!”

Beth's Training and Speaking Clients Have Included

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Kansas
The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, Oregon
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives – National Conference
Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce, Texas – Speaker Series
Chamber Pros Online Conference
La Habra Chamber of Commerce, California – Business Builder Conference
Clovis Chamber of Commerce – Social Media Super Summit
Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce – Annual Meeting Keynote
Main Street Hanford (Downtown Association)
Sixth Annual Community Renewal Summit
Hispanic Business Student Association at CSU, Fresno
Fresno Women’s Network
Wal-Mart – Women in Leadership Conference
Fresno State Career Services
North American Title – Networking Mastery Seminar
Tenth Annual Central Valley HR & Safety Conference
Fresno County Library – Boomer Financial & Life Planning Expo
Weblink International Summit
Greater Fresno Real Estate Investment Group
Fresno County Employer Advisory Council
DeVry University – Guest Lecturer
Toastmasters International Training Events
Sam’s Club – Diversity Training
Fresno County LIbrary – Job Readiness Workshop
Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce – Speed Networking
AT&T Parrot Cellular
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women
Northern California Leaders Conference & Ambassador Rally
Alpha Zeta Development Summit
Central California Small Business Development Center – Resources for Women in Business
Principal Financial – Sales Staff Training
California Apartment Association
New York Life – Sales Spectacular Training
Foreign Agricultural Service – Market Access Program Conference
San Joaquin Valley International Trade Association
California Tomato Commission – Annual Conference
ITT Tech – Guest Lecturer