Security Confidential S2 E6 Ethan Nicholas

A master networker, entrepreneur, and currently the Executive Director of Business and Economic Development at Slippery Rock University, Ethan Nicholas, ¬†joins us on this episode of Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential. As an entrepreneur, Ethan founded the Pittsburgh Business Exchange which is the largest and fastest-growing professional business networking group in the Northeastern USA. The organization has grown to over 35,000 members and subscribers. Ethan has cracked the code when it comes to bringing business owners of all sizes together for the purpose of professional development and viable community outreach.

Ethan\’s talk is \”Business Networking Explained\”. He shares the concept of using FORM (Family, Occupation, Recreation, and Message) and unique outreach techniques, to create a unique relationship with people who you are interested in and can further your business interests. Ethan also shares many stories of how he has successfully applied his approach to network his way into some very difficult-to-penetrate organizations. In the unprecedented times we live in, Ethan\’s approach is of value to anyone who is looking to advance their career, business, or personal relationships.


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Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 2:

Ep. 1 Ida Abdalkhani

Ep. 2 Phil Rich and Kevin Swift – Do you have the Chutzpah to be an entrepreneur?

Ep. 3 Jordan Graham – SOC2 Compliance, can it be done on the cheap?

Ep. 4 Matt Castonguay – Gamer to Millionaire

Ep. 5 Jay Sheehan and Jordie Kern – How to Hire Heros

Ep. 6 Ethan Nicholas – Successfully Network and Achieve Success

Ep. 7 Nick Potts – GiftHealth

Ep. 8 Warner Moore – Risks in Cybersecurity

Ep. 9 Chris Gerritz – Prevention Paradox

Ep. 10 Karen Hough – New Year New Beginning Leverage Improv

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