Presented by the Baton Rouge Chapter's
Women's Initiatives Committee
Cost: $30, includes lunch
CPE: 1 hour
Category: Personal Development
RSVP by June 12.
This interactive networking workshop is for everyone from the outgoing, savvy sales professional to the terrified tech geek.
You might think you don’t need to network or that you don’t have time, but everyone needs to network. One day you’re going to need a new client, new vendor, or even a new job. That’s when the networking you’ve already been doing will really pay off. The good news is you probably don’t need to do much to get a significant bump in the ROI on the connections you’re already making.
In this workshop you will take away concrete tips on how to make better professional connections both outside and inside your organization. Introverts and extroverts welcome!
Meet Julie Laperouse
Founder of Screaming Peacock and Director of Talent Development at Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Julie Laperouse has been screaming all her life, but made it a profession in 2008 founding her speaking and training company Screaming Peacock. Screaming Peacock delivers high-energy, customized keynote speeches and trainings focused on helping others “put their best feather forward.” Julie has worked with organizations ranging from Nissan North America and the Society of Association Executives to various sororities and Junior Leagues. Her overarching message of “Are you a Screaming Peacock?” is customized for each client and can focus on specific areas from leadership to customer service to team building.
She published her first book in 2011, “Are you a Screaming Peacock?” which serves as a tag-along to her keynote address and also makes a great beach read. Prior to founding Screaming Peacock, Julie worked in fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in commercial real estate for Parkway Properties, and co-owned a janitorial supply business with her husband, Paul. Working in these varied fields taught Julie a lot about putting your best feather forward in all situations, whether you’re dealing with empty donation containers at a fundraising event or leaky toilets in an office building. She will also happily answer any burning questions you might have about toilet paper or surviving business ownership with your spouse.
Julie is a native of Jennings, Louisiana and received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Mass Communication with a minor in Theater. At LSU, Julie worked for the campus radio station, served as an orientation leader, was president of Omicron Delta Kappa and was selected to participate in Leadership LSU.
When she’s not screaming, Julie runs the talent development program at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In this role, she helps Louisiana’s Capital Region put its best feather forward when recruiting new professionals to the area. She also has a DIY segment on WBRZ Channel 2 where she is afforded the opportunity to stretch her renovation and re-purposing feathers in front of a live television audience. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, throwing parties, and crafting with her three little peacocks, Annie Grace, Peyton, and Beckett. (While waiting for the fourth peacock to join the family in January!) Her husband would say she enjoys over-scheduling, starting projects she doesn’t have time to finish, and teaching her children how to use credit cards.