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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.
  • Making the best use of social networking platforms
  • Planning how to target specific audiences and contacts
  • Setting your personal networking goal
  • Training options for individual learners, groups/teams & organisation-wide

Course Code: OV-BN

1x3 hr virtual session | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30 mins coaching (optional extra for teams)

This programme is available for individuals, groups and teams

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1 x 3 hour instructor-led virtual training session

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

This virtual 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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    Course overview

    This virtual 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.

    Is it right for me?

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

    What will I learn?

    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

     

       

      What will it cover?
      • 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
      Further courses to consider

      You may also like:
       
      Developing Your Personal Impact

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