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November 2011 - Volume 8 - Issue 5

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Publisher's Note

Networking 411
 
To network, or not to network: that is the question.
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous lack of fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of economic troubles.
With apologies to William Shakespeare
 
And what is the official “Charles Solution” to the current economic sea of troubles? NETWORK of course!
 
Several years ago (on these very pages), I noted how Carol tends to push the envelope and use really big words around me. (In the early years of our marriage, I tried to look them up in the dictionary, relying on Webster’s to communicate with my wife! But after 40 years of marriage, my blank stare usually elicits a basic definition from her.) Anyway, that day the particular word she used to describe me was “ubiquitous” – because I try to be everywhere, meet everyone AND anyone, and I’m always trying to figure out ways to link all these folks together into one big NETWORK!
 
Well as an offshoot of this philosophy, exactly one year ago our very own South Florida Healthcare Networking Group (SFHNG) was born and we’re still going strong. An offshoot of South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report, each month this varied, ever-changing group of approximately 75 healthcare professionals and affiliates comes together for a morning meeting at one of our area hospitals for some 21st century business speed-dating. No membership fees or big speeches, we just get together, introduce ourselves, and of course – eat donuts! And yes, I am happy to report that deals have been brokered, new jobs have been secured, and business relationships have been developed. (Carol says if any of our participants get married, she is immediately reporting me to eHarmony.com!)
 
Hopefully you were among the many that joined us last week at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. For November, we move north a bit and we’ll meet up at Broward Health North Broward Medical Center in Deerfield Beach. To receive announcements about our SFHNG monthly breakfast meetings, email me at Charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com.
 
I wish I could say, “The more the merrier, because that isn’t always the case.” We have to limit our registrations to 75, so I apologize to all we’ve turned away – but logistics prevents larger groups. So get your registrations in early and maybe your perfect business match is just a meeting away.
 
And if you think it’s too hard to get up that morning … think about the donuts!
You can reach Charles Felix at Charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com.
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