Building Networks

Many people find networking mysterious, superfluous or even a kind of unfair advantage for confident people. Some people consider an afterthought to core business activity. Nevertheless it remains the backbone of most business activity and it is the time honoured method of business growth. There will never be a substitute for friendly personal relations. There are many ideas sold on how to network, but in reality, there is no one way of doing it. At the end of the day, it’s about finding what is comfortable for you.

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It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.

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Excite

On-demand digital learning playlist

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Engage

Live session delivered virtually or in-person

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Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-BN

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

This course will equip you with the tools and the confidence to approach online and offline networking in a more positive and purposeful way. You will start by setting your own networking goal, to help focus your activity and create a targeted plan of action. You will then cover the most important interpersonal elements of networking: making a positive introduction that is true to your personal brand, building rapport with new contacts, making small talk and remembering people‘s names. Finally, you will look at how to use social platforms to target new contacts and create opportunities to expand your network.
 
You will leave the course with your own personal plan for building your network and meeting your personal networking goal.

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to become more confident and efficient at business networking.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • State the purpose and benefits of networking
  • Overcome the barriers that may be holding you back
  • Communicate in a manner that positively reflects your personal brand
  • Implement techniques for building rapport
  • Develop a plan to expand your professional network

 

 

  • Setting your personal networking goal
  • Dispelling some common fears and misconceptions about networking
  • Tips for making a great first impression, and quickly building rapport with people you don‘t know
  • Developing your personal brand to give others the perception that you want them to have about you
  • Building your self-confidence and avoiding self-consciousness in social situations
  • Identifying opportunities to build on and expand your existing network
  • Making the best use of social networking platforms
  • Planning how to target specific audiences and contacts

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Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

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Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Building Networks

Building Networks

Course Code: VILT-NET

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

This course will equip you with the tools and confidence to approach online and offline networking in a more positive and proactive way. It debunks the myths about networking and teaches you how to do it effectively.
You’ll learn how to maximize your current networks by making an audit. You’ll also discover how to focus your networking activity to progress more purposefully toward your goals.
Beginning conversations with new contacts will become easier, and you’ll understand how to be someone who adds value to your networks.

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to become more confident and efficient at business networking.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of networking 
  • Overcome the barriers that are holding you back
  • Use techniques for building rapport and making a great first impression
  • Develop a plan to expand your professional network
  • Implement techniques for making a great first impression
  • Develop a plan to network more effectively
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Building Networks

Building Networks

Core content

  • Networking Fluidbook
  • Networking Infographic
  • Networking Animation
  • Networking Thrive in Five
  • Networking Quiz
Building Networks
See our engaging content in action

See our engaging content in action

Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Build a customized program

Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need.
Talk to us about what you want to achieve.

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Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)

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Consider what blocks you want to customize (to make it your own)

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Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)

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We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning program; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform license
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customized
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

Our approach

Successful learning programs don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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