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May General Membership Meeting: Conquering the Cocktail Reception, Learn How to be Comfortable at Your Next Networking Event

Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 3- 6 p.m.
Place: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 

So much of being a successful property management professional can be linked to how well you network; both with other industry professionals as well as with owners, residents and potential customers. While it is important to present yourself in a professional light while creating and building your professional network, many have anxiety when it comes to attending networking events and all their normal charisma and charm are nowhere to be found. Even the biggest extroverts often feel the nerves creep in when it comes to attending a networking event.

We are here to help! Join us for the May 17 PMA General Membership Meeting and learn how to put your best foot forward at networking events so you can be comfortable and make the most out of them.

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams will give you all the tips and tricks you need to learn how to overcome common networking event challenges and more. You will leave the May 17 General Membership Meeting feeling prepared to conquer your next networking event and hopefully build some meaningful relationships in the process.



Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Director, Professional Development/Diversity & Inclusion, Foley & Lardner LLP has more than twenty years of experience in training and education specializing in client relations, business development techniques, communication skills and management/leadership development training. She has conducted more than 170 seminars on a wide variety of topics, and she has published over 60 articles and four books related to professional development.

For a decade she was faculty for the Center for Management Development at Florida International University, and she was an adjunct professor in the doctoral program "Organizational Leadership" at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Meit Abrahams has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Instructional Technology/Organizational Training from the University of Miami and her doctorate in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University.



3 – 3:45 p.m.: Registration, Open Bar, Hors d'Oeuvres & Networking

3:45 – 4 p.m.: Opening Remarks & New Member Welcome

4 – 5 p.m.: Dr. Sharon Meit Abraham’s Presentation

5 – 5:45 p.m.: Open Bar, Hors d'Oeuvres & More Networking

5:45 p.m.: Big Hearts on Little Trikes: Join the Community Service Committee in raising $5,000 for Shelters to Shutters, a nonprofit organization that partners directly with the multifamily industry to transition individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency through employment and housing opportunities. Learn more and donate


The cost to attend the meeting is $95 per PMA member and $125 per nonmember. 

Online registration for this event is now closed. You may register onsite at the event.


Cancellations must be made in writing 48 hours in advance. If you reserve and do not attend, you are liable for the registrationfee. You may substitute attendees if necessary.