Evening Networking Social - 8 Minute Ripple

  • 12 Jun 2008
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Texas Culinary Academy Ventana Restaurant at the Domain, 11400 Burnet Rd, (512) 339-3850


  • (Non-Members)

The 8 Minute Ripple with Steve Harper


The Austin Contact Center Alliance is excited to offer our first evening networking event featuring lite appetizers, adult drinks and conversation in a relaxed environment.  Our facilitator for this event is Steve Harper, founder of the 8 Minute Ripple networking events and author of the book The Ripple Effect.

index_logo.jpgWhat’s an 8 Minute Ripple?
The 8 Minute Ripple is not your typical business networking function. In fact it is quite the opposite! Specifically, traditional business networking functions, are all about posturing and performance. Most people do the same old tired lines of "So what do you do?" exchange business cards and rarely do the necessary follow up to make the interaction a profitable one. Our event is WAY different!

We create an environment that is fun, interactive and far more likely to yield a positive result for all concerned. As one participant suggested, its like putting an accelerant on the relationship.We couldn’t agree more! Through this form of interaction, participants discover potential connection points, common interests and opportunities for further interaction. At this connection building event,  participants witness the fun and unpredictable connections that can develop by crossing paths with those they might not ordinarily meet.

Visit www.ripplecentral.com to watch a video about what makes the 8 Minute Ripple so effective! 

Meet Steve Harper
(A.K.A.  Mr. Ripple)

steve-animation.gifSteve Harper has become one of the most sought after speakers and business strategists on the power of deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “Rippling.”  Steve’s unique and refreshing approach to how and why individuals, organizations and even our society can and must reach outside the box to connect, is literally changing lives and impacting corporate bottom line dollars.

A serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, author and leading business strategist, Steve has successfully transitioned his years of business experience and unyielding customer focus into a successful consulting practice appropriately named The Ripple Effect after his successful first book by the same title.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico Steve attended the University of New Mexico on a DECA Marketing Scholarship, where his studies focused on marketing and business management. Through his early involvement with a startup while going to school, Steve developed a strong interest in entrepreneurship and vowed to own his own company one day. 

That dream became a reality when Steve was selected by Xerox Corporation to be their Austin, Texas sales and service agent in 1993 starting Innovative Office Solutions, Inc.  Steve, the youngest Xerox agent in the country, successfully ran I.O.S. for the next five years amassing numerous corporate recognitions from Xerox and serving on several agent advisory boards.  In 1996 Steve and his team were recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies and award that still holds a special place in Steve’s office today. His efforts were capped off by his recognition by Office Dealer Magazine selecting C.D.S. as their Elite Dealer for 2003.

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