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The 2nd incHUGHbator Networking Event

In 2013 I had an idea to bring my friends in the Media and PR for a party in hopes of collaborating on projects, as well as get tips on pitching the media.

The first event was more of a networking panel event. I spy Danielle Triplett, Kristyn Aldrich, Kory Aversa and Kristen Johanson. (they were at Monday nights event as well) It was a great success, many of those folks did collaborate on future projects, as well as made connections with the media.

I’ve always wanted to do another one, but time was not on my side until last night. Capital Grille (Broad and Chestnut) and I partnered on my 2nd InHUGHbator. This time I decided to do a less former get together, but still invite media, PR (many of whom have hired me my entire career.) I didn’t do a panel, or speak this time, but I did take everyone around and made introductions including the backgrounds of people, and potential story ideas. It’s fun to connect people.

Thanks to Capital Grille’s Taylor Orsini, Sales Manager and Chef Y Moore for a delicious night. Did you know they have 5 event spaces you can host your own event. Also thanks to our server Tamara. Ask for her when you stop in for a bite to eat. I recommend the sirloin steak with a wedge salad.

Gloria Esposito, PR, Miguel Martinez-Valle, NBC10/Telemundo and Drew Smith, NBC10
Bill Gehrman, Enroute Marketing and Lisa Stephano, PHS

Danielle Triplett, AACR, Marilyn Russell, WOGL and Lisa Stephano, PHS

Leslie Patterson-Tyler, Kimmel Center, Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications and Kristen Johanson, KYW1060

Although Capital Grille was generous with the size of my event, I wanted to keep it manageable at 30 – 35 people. I invited about 75 people and deleted the FB invite as soon as I hit 35 people.
Michelle Miller, Alex Holley, Fox 29, Leslie Patterson Tyler, Kimmel Center and Marilyn Russell, WOGL
Karin Copeland, Create X Change and Skip Massengill
My Fox29 TV Family – Alex Holley, Shaina Humphries and Mike Jerrick. I did invite friends from CBSPhilly (they were preparing for the telethon today and couldn’t make it. Go support them please) and 6ABC but they weren’t able to make it.
Hey Sheila Hess, City Rep, Thanuja Hamilton, M.D., Justin Pizzi, Visit Philly, Kristyn Aldrich, experimental marketing
Thanks everyone for coming. Camera shy Rachel Vigoda Eater Philly, Michelle Conron, Cashman & Associates, Nichole Maher, Philly Style Magazine, Amanda Wozniak, Hoopla PR, Nick P (T’s Boyfriend),
Natanya DiBona, Diner en Blanc, Lauren Lipton, KYW106 and
Emmanuel Capó, Telemundo
If you want to be considered for the next incHUGHbator, you don’t have to be a client, just in media, a business and or a PR person. I’ll add you to the list HughE @ PhillyChitChat.com. Also if you want PhillyChitChat in your email box everyday, subscribe at the top of the page. Thanks and have a great day!!
Philadelphia

Photos: Arts + Biz Council – Hosted AMY CUDDY For A Morning Seminar at the Prince

I am so uncool, I never heard of Amy Cuddy. I am in the minority cause last week when I covered another one of the fabulous Arts + Business Council of Philadelphia morning seminars, who was hosting Amy Cuddy at this was, I was taken back by the crush of the crowd of over 500 people.  Seems everyone else knew who Amy Cuddy was and her theory on “Power Posing.” There were a lot of attendees standing up straight, full power posing while networking before the doors opened for the event.

‘Social psychologist, author and Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy’s TED
Talk on “power posing” made her the #2 biggest TED speaker in the
world.   Our host for the lecture was The Arts
& Business Council of Greater Philadelphia which builds relationships
between business and the arts.

The ladies on the left had to alphabetize each of the 550 names. 

 Before the lecture there is usually a generous spread of donuts, bagels and breakfast cakes, along with coffee and water. Tickets are always reasonable, for this event they were $30. It’s great we have a networking event like this in Philly, I always see a lot of connecting going on. 
Rachael Nave, Senior Legal Services Coordinator at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Jillian Rafferty, Rafferty Suburu. Mike and I just bought a Legacy Suburu from Rafferty, and their customer service was impeccable. Mike’s a great car shopper he gets three prices and then sees which dealer is able to meet our needs. #BeYourOwnAdvocate
Caleb Timmreck, American Eagle, Jenna Rifkin, and Jonathan Flower, both of North Highland.
Bari Joy – Epstein, Franklin Institute and Casey Anne Drummond, Franklin Institute
A new event on the social scene seems to be “Science After Dark.” 
The next one is Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm      Adults Evening   Get your tickets early they seem to sell out quickly. I was surprised how packed it got on a Tuesday night.
Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D., Philadelphia University and Eileen Wainwright, NascentHub
Kristin Detterline, Editor Philly Style Magazine, Toni Leslie, Ann King Lagos and Lynn Norton all of REALM Jewelry

Vanessa Smith and Kim Fraites – Dow, Tierney – Acting CEO and COO at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania 
At around 9AM the crowd filed into the Prince Theater for Amy Cuddy’s lecture.
Aubrey Fink and Kim Fink were excited to hear Amy Cuddy’s theory on power positions.
Karin Copeland,  Executive Director Arts + Business Council Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce greets the guests and explains the mission of the A+B, which is connecting arts and business in innovative strategic practices.
Amy Cuddy, her TED Talk has been viewed more than 30 million times, with “power posing,”
Her main theme was how our movement becomes
synchronized when we are present — because we are being authentic and
unscripted — and how that makes us more compelling to others, which
exudes confidence in what we are presenting. She demonstrated the many poses that help people feel more confident in various situations.
There was a panel discussion after Amy Cuddy’s lecture which included Jeff Zinser, Right Recruiting, Shelley Potente, MA, SVP and Managing Director for Client Services, The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design, Stacy Holland, Executive Director of the Lenfest Foundation and author Cameron Conaway. The discussion was moderated by Marc Brownstein, President & CEO of Brownstein Group. They panel discussed various ways to build confidence in clients.

Afterwards there was a meet
a greet with VIP ticketholders, Amy signed her book Presence:
Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, which was
published in December.

Check out the Amy Cuddy Ted Talk HERE