Making Your Network Work

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January 20, 2011
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It is beyond dispute that learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. A bigger, stronger network would help you make more money by providing more referrals and access to resources. This skill will help you land new business, become close with the leaders in the consumer movement and build relationships with key people who can help you out in ways you can't predict yet. NACA has arranged for this “lunch at your desk” webinar aimed at engaging you to take simple action steps to make your network work for you. Bring a positive attitude and make a quick list of what you actually did to grow and capitalize on your network in the last year.

What You Will Learn

  • Strategies and tips for optimal utilization of your NACA network.
  • Networking strategies that can help you land new business, become close with the leaders in the consumer movement and build relationships with key individuals.


Janet Varnell has devoted her entire legal career to marketplace justice and stomping out fraud. She is an incurable entrepreneur with a multitude of business interests who believes that is why her law practice has garnered a nationwide reputation for promoting a fair and open marketplace for both businesses and consumers. She has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers and caused extreme discomfort to greedy corporate entities. Those victories are frequently won with attorneys who have become friends; attorneys who first called on her more than a decade ago when they had an important case. They still call on her today. You don't bring in co-counsel over and over again if they don't win, make you money and make you proud. She is proud of her chosen role in the justice system, of her service in the National Association of Consumer Advocates, for the Public Justice Foundation, on the Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar, as a soldier in the U.S. Army and to her local community.Stephen GardnerStephen Gardner is Director of Litigation for the Washington, DC based advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest. He is also Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. Previously, Steve was Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at Southern Methodist University School of Law (1994-1995); Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law (1992-1995); Assistant Attorney General, in the Consumer Protection Division of the State of Texas (1984-1991); Assistant Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Frauds of the State of New York (1982-1984); Students Attorney at the University of Texas (1981-1982); and a staff attorney at the legal aid office in Austin, now part of Texas RioGrande Legal Services (1976-1981). He is a frequent author and speaker on consumer advocacy issues.


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