PM Point of View® Podcast Series


Listen to our three experts give their recommendations on how to build connections, ways to approach networking and how to use LinkedIn well beyond its “job hunting” capacity. Ultimately, making connections, doing the work of planning for networking (virtual and physical), and maintaining the ongoing interrelationships it generates, is all about enhancing your company’s brand or creating your own personal brand. So, grab a pen and paper, order more business cards, and get ready to shake some hands after you have listened to, “Connections.”


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About the Speakers

Ms. Sheila Savar

Savar Institute
Founder and Chief InPowerment Officer (CIPO)

Sheila Savar is the founder of The Savar Institute, a consulting firm specializing in providing distinctive leadership and professional development programs that accelerate business profitability and growth.

In 2009, she gained admittance to Vistage International’s prestigious Speakers Bureau as an Expert Resource Speaker.

A noted keynote speaker, facilitator, and author of THE POWER OF NETWORKING, Sheila has earned acclaim from such global business leaders as The World Bank, PMI, SHRM, Unisys, BAE, CACI, BT Americas, Microsoft, AOL, Duetche Telekom and more.

Prior to founding The Savar Institute in 2002, Sheila worked for a broad range of companies, from start-up ventures to the Fortune 100, across multiple industries. She draws on her diverse work experiences to illustrate topical content that enables her audience to actualize the learning experience.

John Gilroy

BLT Global Ventures LLC
Director of Marketing and Business Development

John Gilroy has been involved in the tech community in Washington, D.C. for over twenty years. He has been on WAMU 88.5 FM as one of The Computer Guys since 1991. Also, he has conducted 390 interviews on Federal News Radio. In addition to his 218 blog posts, he has written 523 columns for The Washington Post. In 2014, John won the Tropaia Award for outstanding faculty at Georgetown University. His day job is leading the social media marketing team at BLT.

Kari Mirabal

Kari Mirabal, The Connection Coach, leads you to People, Opportunity and Profit using the power of connection.

She challenges others to network smart leveraging both traditional and social media connection strategies. Through keynote presentations, corporate workshops and customized coaching programs, audiences learn how to expand brand awareness, take advantage of today’s #1 networking platform for professionals – LinkedIn, and navigate the unpublished job market to find new career opportunities.

Kari doesn’t just “lead the way”, she empowers others to explore and create new possibilities missed by most. Through real-world examples, humor and storytelling, Kari shares proven techniques for how powerful connections can lead others to new possibilities.

Interested in learning more about how to unlock the secrets of making the most of your professional connections? Learn more at or connect with Kari via LinkedIn at