Thursday, May 31, 2007

Join us for 1st Fridayz™ Online Networking Event

"Informal conversation is probably the oldest mechanism by which opinions on products and brands are developed, expressed, and spread." Johan Arndt
"Online Networking is a hallmark of the 21st Century and one of the best ways to learn about new products and services and increase your own circle of influence. " Heidi Richards

And have we got an online networking event for you! You are invited to join 1st Fridayzbrought to you by The WECAI Network™.

1st Fridayz is a 36-hour email networking event that takes place on the eFriday Forum listserv. 1st Fridayz begins this Friday, June 1st at 8 AM Eastern Time and goes until 6 PM Eastern Time on Saturday. In addition to participating in lively discuss topics of interest to women business owners, professionals and executives. 1st Fridayz networking events allows participants to get to know more about the products and services each offers.

1st Fridayz are designed to be a rich mix of conversations, one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions. And the beauty of an email event is that you can come and go and interact as you please. You are not attached to your computer keyboard unless you want to be.

The June event has a twist to it… the first 15 people to sign up will have the opportunity participate in a 15 minute "showcase" in our (pc friendly) online conference room. The conference room events are scheduled for 12 noon, 4pm, and 7 pm on Friday and 10 am and 2pm on Saturday (all Eastern Daylight Time). Go here to convert the time in your part of the world:

Because you are a part of our Global Network, you are invited to attend at no charge and participate in these discussions. And as a valued member, you may invite one person in your circle to attend and introduce her to our network. If each member invites one person to attend, we have now doubled our potential network. And as a thank you for participating you will receive a directory with a complete list of every participant.

There will be book and prize give-aways throughout the 36-hour event and even a few surprises. BTW, if you attended in the past, you don’t have to do anything! You are already signed up.

Want to participate? Go to and sign up. Because this is an email networking event you will receive the discussions, questions, answers and introductions via email to your inbox. I recommend you set your email at DIGEST, so you won’t be inundated with messages. I also recommend you not use your primary email address if another one is available. This will help you separate your important business messages from the networking event.

One last thing, I recommend you create a folder to put the messages in so you can check them when you have time and not feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that will be shared, and fully absorb all the information as well as reconnect with those women who attended.
Later today you will be asked to submit a "networking profile" introducing you to the group.

Even if you have completed the profile from the last event, please do so again. We are going to encourage participants to click on your links and get to know you. We will also be using the information you supply to create questions participants can answer and some will even include an opportunity to "WIN" some great prizes. If you would like to donate a prize, let me know and I will include it in our messages as well as post it to our blog. This is a great way to gain extra visibility for your products and services.

Here are just a few of the prizes that have already been donated:

I have Power Marketing ($25 value), by Jenn Givler - jgivlercoaching
Create A Thriving Business ($37 value), by Jenn Givler - jgivlercoaching
Break Through Your Invisible Barriers ($17 value), by Jenn Givler - jgivlercoaching

"The Truth About Burning Body Fat" Special Report by Gillian Hood-Gabrielson, MS, ACSM of

You can read about the inaugural 1st Fridayz event that took place on May 4th here:

THANKS! We look forward to networking with you.

Heidi & Suzannah

Co-Founders – The WECAI Network - "Helping Women Do Business on and off the WEB™"

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