Demystify the Art of Networking - Become an ace networker, create great first impressions and build lasting business relationships!
Networking is just a way of interacting with people, but somehow it becomes awkward and difficult once you attach an agenda to it.
Learn how to put yourself and others at ease on our networking training, easily join and leave groups and
We won't make you schmooze and we won't make you predatory.
We will give you a variety of tools and techniques to help get the best out of yourself at any type of gathering.
Networking Course Objectives:
- Joining and Leaving Groups
- 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:
“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
“Great energy, courses are varied according to participants' needs. Always very active and engaging! The course definitely helped to improve my confidence and made it easier for me to approach people in a networking context".
Tanja Taylor - PhD, Analyst Opportunity Assessment Group - LifeArc
“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
Unlike off-the-peg networking training, this course is tailored, on the day, to reflect the needs of each delegate.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
Our approach is to build on the strengths and sucesses our delegates already have.
It is easier to develop what you already have than to gain 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 the art of networking and what you like 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?
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.
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 or clear up misunderstandings?
Other People's Eyes
There is real skill in 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 develop deeper relationships.
Meeting and Greeting
How can you make the first move and make sure 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.
How do you introduce yourself to a complete stranger?
Here, we demonstrate how physical boundaries work and how even the shyest person can greet others well.
Joining and Leaving Groups
What do you do when 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.
If you don't choose the impression you want to make, you'll get one by accident.
Practise choosing a number of first impressions to make and see what effect each impression has on other people.
Everyone at a networking event has a common goal: to meet people who might be useful to them.
The best networkers follow certain unwritten rules to help them make connections.
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, concisely and with impact?
This model cuts out the waffle and gets to the point.
And it makes the message relevant to the person receiving it.
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.
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.
Two weeks after our UK networking 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
Business Networking Course
Book this course
Freephone: 0808 1234 909
The Business Networking Course - Impact Factory team:
- Kate ArneilKate is involved with Performance Management, Conflict Management, Presentation and Communication Skills Training.
- Sarah DawrantSarah has warmth, humour, a quick mind and unlimited passion to help people develop by stretching their comfort zones.
- Simon WestwoodSimon brings more than 15 years of global corporate experience to his role as a trainer – but that's only the beginning!
- Tina LambTina's life experiences have perfectly primed her to specialise in personal impact, assertiveness and networking.
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.
Training Course Accreditation
To ensure that the courses you attend are of the highest quality, offering the best professional tuition possible,
all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.