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  • Business And Social Etiquette Workshop: How To Schmooze Effectively in Professional Settings

    Jan2920134:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Graduate Studies with Graduate Student Association

    For more information please contact:
    The Office of Graduate Studies

    Are you a graduate student? Do you plan on attending a professional conference, a job fair, or another professional situation over the next few months?

    In these situations, knowing how to conduct yourself professionally and how to make good use of small talk can be the difference between making great connection or being just another face in the crowd.

    The Office of Graduate Studies Dean, Richard Zauft, is giving a workshop on how to make small talk and "schmooze" effectively at these professional situations.

    To "schmooze" means to talk socially without exchanging too much information; to talk casually in a friendly way; to chat or gossip. A schmoozer is someone skilled at conversation. In professional situations, good schmoozing skills help one's network immensely by making positive impressions, expanding contacts, and learning about other people and opportunities.

    In this workshop, we will discuss some tips, considerations, and dos and don'ts to teach you how to be a more effective schmoozer, including:

    • Prepare for Every Event
    • Dress for Your Confidence
    • Meet Your Host
    • Prepare a Self-introduction
    • Approach the Person Standing Alone
    • Smile and Say Hi or Hello / Ice Breakers
    • Make Small Talk
    • Contribute to the Conversation
    • Meet New People
    • Food and Spirits
    • Have Fun
    • Departing

    This workshop is being held right before the 6:00 pm classes and will be providing refreshments. Please RSVP »

    We hope to see you there!

  • Bright Lights: The Kickstarter Revolution: A Guide to Sucessful Crowdfunding with Nathaniel Hansen ('10)

    Jan2920137:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    Presentation on successful Crowfunding strategies from Emerson faculty, alum, filmmaker and author, Nathaniel Hansen.

    Nathaniel earned a MFA and MA in Media Art from Emerson College, a BA in Cultural Studies and an AA in Theater both from BYU-Hawaii. Nathaniel currently serves as Creative Director on the user generated content and interactive documentary project Hollow, and is the director of the interactive documentary Kupuna. Nathaniel is is the author of "The Kickstarter Revolution: A Guide to Successful Crowdfunding."

    When Nathaniel Hansen set out in May 2010 to fund his idea for a documentary using a site called Kickstarter, he wasn't sure what to expect. After all, the concept of "crowdfunding", which lets contributors and fans help fund a project in return for rewards, was fairly new and unproven, and would people really contribute their own money to help him realize his vision?

    It turns out, yes. Three weeks later, Hansen had surpassed his $11,000 goal and realized a revolution was at hand in how people funded their ideas and passion. Soon others were asking him how to launch a crowdfunding campaign, and over time the filmmaker developed and fine-tuned a method for creating successful crowdfunding campaigns, and found the same principles and methods applied no matter what the project, whether it was for a movie, a new business idea, or a new technology product.

  • The Servant of Two Masters

    Jan2920137:30 pm - 10:15 pm

    Paramount Center
    Paramount Center Mainstage

    See for ticket pricing information

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office

     ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents The Servant of Two Masters. Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni's commedia dell'arte masterpiece. Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino (played by acclaimed actor Steven Epp) hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once. The virtuosic physical comedy of The Servant of Two Masters is directed by Christopher Bayes, whose hilarious choreography is featured in the hit stage production of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.

    Emerson Community (Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alumni) memberships are half-price—just $30! Your membership more than pays for itself instantly, and comes with a host of special benefits and privileges, such as ticket savings and a complimentary ticket*.

    Emerson Student Memberships are FREE! Just stop by the Box Office and show us your student ID and you can get advance tickets for only $15 each ($10 rush!). Memberships and tickets cannot be purchased online, but once you validate your ID with us in person, you can purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the Box Office.

    To become an Emerson Community or Emerson Student Member, visit the Paramount Center (559 Washington St) or Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St) Box Offices. Emerson Community memberships may also be purchased online at, or by calling 617.824.8400.

    *Up to $60 value.