In this business, dog eat dog, fast paced moving world of exposure and all things “right NOW” one of the things that we seem to forget is the need to really connect with others. Making connections is what Carlos Davis owner and founder of Stand & Deliver, LLC is known for doing … well.
A man with his entrepreneurial hands in several successful projects, Carlos has made a name for himself and his partners by hosting a well attended and fast growing event entitled “Connecting the Dots.”
By his own words, Connecting the Dots was created from the many requests he received to take the connections that he made as the host of a popular radio show offline to more people. His first event was well received, and the community wanted more. Carlos will be the first to admit, the event has grown faster than he initially thought creating partnerships with venues like Label located here in Charlotte North Carolina.
Carlos is often asked why he doesn’t charge attendees for this event, and he is quick to share that his vision is to make sure everyone who needs to attend is afforded to opportunity to do so. He believes we all need to be willing to serve others. It’s not about developing a cash cow; it’s purely service to the community.
Because networking is so vital for people who are looking to connect and build relationships for both business and personal exposure, Connecting the Dots has become an incubator of sorts by pulling a diverse group of people with varying degrees of experience and opportunities into one location to truly engage. It’s been one of the better consistent, professional events we’ve come across, and truly an organic way to introduce oneself, develop, and grow real relationships.
To make sure he continues to bring more value to the venues than what is expected for a free event, Carlos collaborates with businesses that are helpful for those looking for employment too. The event partners with local businesses, Photographers for professional headshots, Start-ups for exposure, and national brands such as Yodle, State Farm, and Verizon, for direct conversations with potential employers.
To know Carlos is to know that he never leaves a conversation without asking how he can help you, so we had to make sure we beat him to the punch by asking how we (Me, You, and YOU too) could help with future events. Here’s where you get to get involved:
- Find what you’re passionate about and serve the community in which you live
- Attend a Connecting the Dots event
- Invite other professionals
- Participate in vending opportunities that are available
- If you’re in the local area there’s still time to sign up for the next one held Thursday September 18, 2014
- If you’re not in the local area, get involved in an initiative that supports the community or start one yourself. Carlos said it best, “My mentality is a service mentality, if we can do it here, you can do it.”
Carlos V. Davis is a professional speaker, professional networking coach, collaborator, and Chief Empowerment Officer of Stand & Deliver LLC. We take a unique approach to professional development by focusing on 4 pillars: speaking, fitness training, coaching, and event collaborations. Whether it’s an individual professional or a corporate entity, we are passionate and focused on serving professionals in taking their careers to higher heights. Connect with Carlos: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or contact him at 704-916-9643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time,