Successful Networking

With Aimee Bateman

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Overview

Does the thought of networking make you squirm? Maybe your boss has asked you to take a supplier out and you're worried about getting the conversation flowing? Don't fear we've got you covered. Let Aimee show you how to develop confidence when networking and speaking with new people.

Outcomes

    • How to increase your level of self-awareness
    • How to define and apply the psychology of building relationships
    • How to prepare what is needed to make a real impact

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Successful Networking

Making connections is the lifeblood for anyone looking to progress in their career.

Whether that's attending events or catching up with suppliers, networking is happening all the time, all around us.

But networking - just hearing the words can send even the most experienced and confident professional into dismay. Now, this is what some of our Careercake community said when we asked them what they fear about networking events.

Heather tweeted “How to walk up to somebody or a group and start a conversation – Fear!!!”. Tina - “Conversation starting or at least a conversation that doesn't start with ‘Have you come far?” or “Isn't the weather a shocker?” John tweeted and said “Whether it's appropriate to give business cards or when to do it. Also remembering people's names!” the remembering people's names thing came up a lot.

Now some of you were kind enough to send in some clips and video clips to tell us a little bit more about your fears and dislikes about networking.

Jacqui Lloyd, Citi Bank - “I’m fearful of networking events because I was worried that I'd turn up, meet a roomful of people that I'd never met before and have nothing to say to any of them".

Rhian Mathias, Prince’s Trust Cymru – “The thing that really scares me about networking events is that I turn up and I have this huge anxiety normally, that I think I'm not going to know anyone there and everyone that already knows each other.”

So, as you can see lots of people dislike networking events. It's totally normal to feel the fear. Well, I'm Aimee Bateman, I'm the CEO and founder of Careercake and I'm going to help you feel confident about attending these events and be excited about the opportunities that it can create. And perhaps your boss has asked you to attend a local event. Maybe you need to go meet some suppliers. Maybe you've got an exhibition coming up and you want to know how to approach people. This course has been designed to help you make the most of any networking situation that you may face.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to increase your level of self-awareness
  • How to define and apply the psychology of building relationships
  • How to prepare what is needed to make a real impact

And in this course we're going to look at offline networking events - so those good old fashioned face to face meetings.

Ready? Let's go.

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    Trang Le – 24 August 2019

    Thanks Ms. Aimee for this course! It is really easy to understand and the information is so concrete!