This programme, delivered by Aspire, provides a lively, practical approach to learning tools and techniques for meeting new people, creating and maintaining meaningful conversations, working the room, and nurturing good business relationships, not only at networking events but in our working lives.
If there’s one message to focus on more than any other in networking it might be this:
Focus on other people. Rather than looking for how people can help you in your career, look for what you can do for others. It’s a great way to build solid and lasting business relationships.
“To be interesting, be interested” – Dale Carnegie
As a result of attending this lively three hour session you will:
Understand the dynamics of networking
Learn how to be interesting to other people
Gain confidence in networking
Explore different ways of building rapport
Learn techniques to influence conversations
Explore how to make use of non-verbal boundaries
Understand how to use business cards effectively
Understand the strengths of their personal style
We will provide each participant with our top tips for networking and a link to our blog where we regularly post thought provoking articles and links to other writing we have found interesting and relevant.
If you have any further questions please email Alison Singhal – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 44 (0) 7786 543898.
Programme Overview 9.30 - 12.30
The purpose of networking
What makes a conversation work
How to create a conversation around any subject
A powerful handshake
The qualities of a great networker
How physical boundaries work
How to join and leave groups/people
How to meet someone specific even if you have no introduction
How to let someone else join the group and then leave yourself
How to use waiting staff, canapés, and drinks to your advantage!
How to hand someone over to another group and move on
How to leave a group when you feel cornered
Good places to start conversations
Introducing people to each other
How to use business cards effectively within a networking situation
Being interested versus being interesting
How to appear confident and in control
Aspire Leadership facilitators are exceptional in their real leadership and management experience and in their ability to use that knowledge to develop others.