Treat people as friends, not as a number or potential client when you are meeting them at networking events. This is especially important when you connect with someone for the very first time. Don’t be a walking sales pitch! Focus on building a relationship and the business will follow!
ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:
Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.
Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.
Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of television, video and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.
He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.
Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.
In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.
As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!
Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!
eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.
This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.