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This highly-interactive and practical workshop will help participants develop the mindset, skillset and toolset to enable them to become successful networkers. They will discover how developing their contacts can help them and their company gain a competitive business edge. Successful networking is about taking a strategic approach rather than relying on chance. You need to be clear about your ultimate purpose and develop a structured plan for achieving it.

Successful networking is also about connecting with others and that means conversational skills are critical. How do you make engaging small talk and then transition to smart talk? Participants are reminded of the importance of asking engaging questions and using active listening techniques. How do you introduce yourself effectively – and memorably?

Many people find it hard to ‘work a room’ at a conference or networking event, so preparing effectively is essential to feeling and looking confident. Participants will also learn how to stay in touch with contacts and develop lasting, effective business relationships.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Know what networking is and how to avoid being the networker from hell
  • Be able to introduce themselves effectively – developing a hook and telling their story
  • Know how to take a strategic approach to building and maintaining their network
  • Understand how to enter a room with confidence and approach people they don’t know
  • Be able to follow up, develop the relationship and stay in touch over the longer term
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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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