Mingle Monday

Optimizing your dental school experience

Former ASDA Vice President, Dr. Ben Youel, shares how he elevated his dental school experience through optimizing his organization, information and networking. Watch the video after the break to see how you can make the best of your four years. What are some ways you are optimizing your dental school experience?

How to present yourself

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.56.11 AMThis month’s Mingle Monday comes to you from the 2014-15 Editorial Board. The brand new Ed Board met for the first time at Annual Session 2014 and wanted to share some tips on how to present yourself. Watch the video for dos and don’ts when making a first impression at a networking event. Do you have any tips for how to meet people in a networking situation?

How to network like a lobbyist

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.12.21 PMProfessional lobbyists are paid influencers. Of course, networking is the cornerstone of lobbying. ASDA asked former ADA lobbyist Michael Brzica to speak at National Leadership Conference this past November. In case you missed the meeting, we had Michael distill some of his networking wisdom into four key points. Watch this video to glean networking tips from a professional lobbyist.

Network with informational interviews

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 3.55.34 PMToday’s Mingle Monday features Josh Lord from the Michigan Dental Association. Josh spoke this past fall at ASDA’s National Leadership Conference. He talked to dental students about how networking can be an instrument to further your career. One of Josh’s recommendations is to go on informational interviews to get in front of the people who can help advance your career. Watch this video for more on informational interviews and how to conduct one.

How to find new places to network

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 3.26.53 PMIn this installment of Mingle Monday, Past President Dr. Colleen Greene helps you find “other” venues where networking is a good idea. Whether it’s your own community or a social event, you may have missed some networking opportunities without even realizing it. Watch the video now and checkout more networking tips on ASDA’s YouTube channel.