Please join us for October's Good Morning, McLean breakfast.
We will welcome Basile Lemba who will make a brief presentation of his tips for effective networking, followed by open networking for attendees.
Mr. Lemba's presentation will touch on the challenges people have identified in surveys about networking, including:
a) How to Prospect Successfully and get new clients
b) How to build sound and lasting relationships
c) How to create time to Network
d) How to do effective follow-up
Mr. Basile Lemba
Born in Cameroon in Western Africa, Basile moved to France at the age of 14. Upon finishing his high school studies, he attended the world famous Académie des Beaux-Arts where he studied Architecture.
For the next two years, while working for a architecture design studio, he began working part-time at a non-profit organization, where he was then offered a Senior Executive position at its headquarters in Florida, where he stayed for the next ten years. During his tenure there, he began to develop his skills in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales & Promotions, and Procurement & Delivery. He then moved to Northern Virginia to take on a new challenge: to start his own business ventures!
While attending most of the area business network meetings, he discovered a void. He discovered that many of the businesses attending these events had a lacked the specific know-how to properly connect with one another. He then made it his business to research, put together, and test this missing recipe, and discovered a workable result. With that achieved, he now offer his knowledge to small businesses to help easily achieve their financial goals, and discovered lots of small businesses could benefit from his extensive experience in networking, marketing, and public relations.
Basile founded the Fairfax Breakfast Club. For the past 13 years, Basile has been helping small businesses grow in Northern Virginia, sharing his proven, workable, and successful techniques, providing area business owners the opportunity to achieve their own financial success.
For well over a decade, attendees and other business people kept asking him to write a book on Networking. He stalled as he didn't see the need for it until the day he realized that a workable Networking Know-how was indeed missing. He then wrote a Networking book that will be coming out on 2018 and, in the meantime he started sharing that valuable knowledge through Networking Classes and an annual all-day Conference.
He does this well addition to a monthly Breakfast Event and 2 business EXPOs a year known as the "BL Ultimate NOVA Business EXPO".