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Networking is the art and science of building quality, lasting, authentic relationships. No matter what profession you are in, or where you are at in your career, effective networking can have a positive impact on your success.
Networking is not about putting on your game-face and collecting as many business cards as you can. It is not about making relationships that benefit you. This old-school style of networking benefits nobody.
Through this course, careers expert Aimee Bateman shares her own experiences of networking and shows you how you can make real and lasting, mutually-beneficial relationships and build honest connections.
Aimee helps you to understand your personal brand. Shows you how to look and feel more confident in networking situations. She spends time discussing the importance of an effective elevator pitch, so you can answer the question "what do you do?", confidently, and deliver it in a way that will capture people's interest and leave a great impression.
Sign up for this course and gain the skills and confidence to network with influencers that can help you advance in your career.
- Understand the psychology of building relationships
- Understand the employer/client and how they react to a “sale”
- Understand what is needed to make a real impact when networking offline
- In conclusion, you will learn to stand out for all the right reasons
Networking is the art and science of building quality relationships.
When you go to career events, or industry events or networking events, it is really important that you are building quality relationships with people that could really impact positively on your career. Often they will be lovely and you will have a really good time, but remember these people are busy, have short attention spans and can also be selfish. So you really need to make sure you communicate your value to them and grab their attention.
So this is what this course is going to cover:
- Understand the psychology of building relationships.
- Understand the employer/client and how they react to a “sale”.
- Understand what is needed to make a real impact when networking offline.
- In conclusion, you will learn to stand out for all the right reasons.
We will do this through showing you how to:
- Understand the product you are selling (that’s you – we call this developing your personal brand)
- We want you to look and act confident (body language and handshakes are important)
- Confidently answer the question “so what do you do?” (this is your elevator pitch)
- Develop your social and emotional intelligence
- Make a real connection
- We will also give you advice on what to do and what not to do at events to ensure you make a good impression
Although this course focuses on what to do in networking events. You have to remember networking happens all the time, it can happen anywhere, in the most random places. It could happen in a wedding, in a train station, in a party, you just don’t know. I met someone on an aeroplane that became a very big influencer in my career. What we are going to do today, is teach you how to use all of those skills in any situation, to make sure you build quality relationships and leave a lasting impression.
Sue Bartlett – 19 July 2016
What can I say...I have realised that I am never too old to learn new skills! A wonderfully engaging course, perfect for those starting out on their careers, but useful too even if networking is a regular part of your job; itâ€™s never too late to stop and think about whether or not youâ€™re doing it well!
Dina Kanari – 05 July 2016
That was an amazing course! I really needed to know some of these tips! Thanks Aimee!!!
Anita Yang – 05 July 2016
Thank you so much Aimee, another great great course. It's very mind-opening and REALLY helpful for understanding on building pretty much any type work or non-work relationship! Looking forward to your future coursesï¼
Kent Stevens – 05 July 2016
Thank you for giving us ideas on how to best approach networking. We all have to do networking at some point, but so many people struggle with doing this activity well. It is great that you have focused on valuing the other person that you are networking with and listening to their viewpoints. This valuing approach makes me much more interested in getting out there and actually talking to other people at networking events.
Fozan Ghalib – 04 July 2016
Thank you for sharing your top tips and insights into successful Networking. I am really passionate about networking myself and I cannot stress enough how much important the elevator pitch is. I have a few networking events lined up next month, will surely incorporates some of these tips. Very well delivered!