How to Change the Networking Narrative


Success in life is a function of our interpersonal relationships. Networking is a learned skill and does not require the personality of an extrovert. An engaging introductory conversation and exchange of business cards can build meaningful relationships when you  implement a process for  patient and purposeful follow-up. Creating a network of trusted friends and colleagues, who share information, introductions, mentoring will expand your opportunities for you, both personally and professionally.

Learning objectives include:

  • Recognize the process to network effectively.

  • Develop proven strategies to build relationships

  • Implement techniques for using social media to support and grow your network.

About Marguerita:

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Marguerita M. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Marguerita is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. She is a member of CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, a Retirement Income Certified Professional® and a Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and member of the Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) for CFP Board. She served on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board of Directors from 2013 – 2015 and is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA)

Rita is a recipient of the prestigious Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100 and a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews.

Marguerita’s mantra is “So many people spend their health to gain wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health” (A.J. Reb Materi).

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