NAPW Greensboro, NC Local Chapter Learned Strategies for Dealing with Different Personalities at May Networking Event

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National Association of Professional Women Greensboro, NC Chapter hosted Corliss McGuinty, President of Soft Solutions, who helped attendees identify others’ behavioral styles in May.

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Corliss led a lively discussion and provided an overview of different DISC styles, and showed how to recognize, adapt and communicate with those styles.

Members and guests of the NAPW Greensboro, NC Local Chapter gathered on May 14th for a professional networking meeting at Noregon Systems, located at 7009 Albert Pick Road in Greensboro.

Chapter member and guest speaker Corliss McGuinty, President of Soft Solutions, showed the group of professional women how to develop strategies to better handle people’s different behavioral styles.

At the monthly meeting, NAPW Greensboro Local Chapter attendees had an opportunity to network and exchange business cards.

Members who attended the kick-off meeting in April enjoyed reacquainting themselves with members they had met at that meeting, as well as met guests interested in becoming future members. Members and guests participated in a brief “round robin” to re-introduce themselves and network.

“It was wonderful to see so many businesses and interests ranging from an Attorney, HR Professionals, Entreprenuers, an Author, Financial Advisor, Real Estate Broker and Travel Agent, just to name a few!” said Greensboro Chapter President Teresa Bailey.

The meeting was hosted by the Chapter President and her employer, Noregon Systems, Inc., and refreshments were provided. Teresa gave a brief overview of what services her company provides and explained the software development process. Following that, the President reviewed the mintues of the April meeting.

She also provided guests with information on NAPW, at both the National and Local Chapter levels for those interested in becoming members, and discussed how guests could apply for membership. Teresa gave an overview of the NAPW 2013 National Networking Conference, which she attended in April.

“It was wonderful to meet so many NAPW members from other Chapters, as well as those at the National level!” said Greensboro President Teresa Bailey.

Next, guest Speaker and Chapter member Corliss McGuinty, who is President of Soft Solutions, began her presentation. She had asked members to complete a behavioral (DISC assessment) prior to attending the meeting. Ms. McGuinty explained how the DISC (Dominance/Influence/Steadiness/Compliance) assessment helps people identify their strengths and weaknesses so they may develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment.

“Corliss led a lively discussion and provided an overview of different DISC styles, and showed how to recognize, adapt and communicate with those styles,” said Chapter President Teresa Bailey.

“Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to ask her questions and share experiences they had with persons with different DISC styles.”

Before concluding the meeting, the Chapter President reminded members that the Greensboro Chapter meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th. Teresa asked for volunteers to host the meeting for June. The location is not yet confirmed.

Members in attendance: Ruth Petty, Bernadette Trinidad, Kerstin Haase, Karen Weidt, Corliss McGuinty, Teresa Bailey, Laine Cunningham and Elizabeth Holleman.

Guests in attendance: Deanna Turner, Mary Hillerby and Wanda Swain.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Greensboro, NC Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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