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Business Networking Course

Business Networking Course

Maximum Delegates 8 Two Trainers per Course Money Back Guarantee

Demystify the "art of networking" and become an ace networker. Create great first impressions and build lasting business relationships

Networking is just a way of interacting with people - but somehow once you attach an agenda to it, it becomes awkward and difficult.

Learn how to put yourself and others at ease, easily join and leave groups and how you can use your individual style to communicate with people.

We won't make you "schmooze" and we won't make you predatory, but we will give you a variety of tools and techniques to help get the best out of yourself at any type of gathering.

Course Objectives:

  • Joining and Leaving GroupsBusiness Networking Course
  • Feel more Confident
  • How to Sell Yourself
  • Introducing Yourself
  • Getting Away
  • Talk to People with Ease
  • Choose the Impact you Make
  • Make People Feel Comfortable
  • Creating and Building Rapport
  • Having Some Fun

What Our Delegates Say:

ING - Business Networking Course

“Impact factory have been delivering networking training for us for three years and were a natural choice. Professional, adaptable, easy to work with and fully engaging our people all the time. We know they give great value.”
ING Banking Group

With Relish - Business Networking Course

“Brilliant day yesterday. The role play was really useful to get such specific feedback and be given empowering tools to use into the future. You're very good at what you do.”
Sarah Hyndman - Creative Director - With Relish Ltd

Course Content

We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.

We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.

Introduction

Our approach is to build on the strengths people already have and their successes.

It is easier to develop what you already have than to try and develop skills that do not come easily.

Being yourself is the most effective tool for business networking and building relationships.

We will also look at what you like most about Networking and least.

What Gets in the Way?

Find out what gets in the way of people being more effective networkers.

What are the pitfalls?
How do you get wrong-footed?
Why do we feel so awkward?

Face-to-Face

Find out how communication works.

What happens when communication is done well?

What happens when communication is done poorly?

Power of the Listener

A powerful illustration of how body language can communicate more than words during face-to-face communication.

Learn to listen actively rather than just waiting for your turn to speak.

Assumptions

It is impossible not to make assumptions.

We make things up using our previous experience and then act as though they are true.

How can we use assumptions to open a conversation, find common ground and clear up misunderstandings?

Other People's Eyes

There is real skill is being able to see the world from someone else's point of view.

Working with the idea that everyone sees the world differently, we can find ways to make deeper relationships.

Meeting and Greeting

How to make the first move and ensure that you get that business card.

In networking situations, it is important that you honour your own style.

We will look at how you can make your style work for you.

Introducing Yourself

How do you introduce yourself to a complete stranger?

Here we demonstrate how physical boundaries work and how even the shyest person can greet people well.

Joining and Leaving Groups

You get stuck on your own, or with someone you don't want to talk to.

Learn how easy it is to join and leave groups seamlessly, to 'glad-hand' and to pass people on.

First Impressions

If you don't choose the impression you want to make, you'll get one by accident.

Practice choosing a number of 'first impressions' to make and see what effect each impression has on other people.

Etiquette

Everyone at a Networking Event has a common goal - To meet people who might be useful.

The best networkers, however, follow certain unwritten rules of business networking etiquette, which really help to make a connection.

It's You They Buy

What works about you?

Knowing the impact you have on people is an important part of building effective relationships and becoming an ace Business Networker.

30 Second Influencer

How do you get your message across clearly in a short and impactful way?

This model cuts out the waffle and gets to the point.

And it makes the message relevant to the person receiving it.

Rehearsals

An opportunity to practise typical Networking scenarios based on participants' own experiences.

We will use the techniques learned during the day to look at more effective outcomes.

Support Plan

Each person will identify:

  • What they are taking away from the course
  • What specifically they know they will use
  • Where they will practise

We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.

You'll get copies relevant handouts to remind you of the Coursework.

Ongoing Support

Two weeks after the course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.

You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.

You'll also have access to a course web page containing

  • Handouts used during the course
  • New supportive material
  • Impact Factory PDF documents
  • Recommended reading
  • Links to our favourite videos

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Date: 15 Nov 2018
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 3
Date: 05 Feb 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT
Date: 04 Mar 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT
Date: 02 May 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT
Date: 15 Jul 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT
Date: 16 Sep 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT
Date: 11 Nov 2019
Cost: £450 + VAT
Places available: 8
Early bird price: £360 + VAT

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Attend this Business Networking Course risk-free

We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Business Networking Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.

If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.

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Communication Skills Trainer Accreditation

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all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.

This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.

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