Professional Networking Essentials: Finding Opportunities To Make Connections
In the modern connected business environment, knowing the essentials of professional networking is a major asset and key to success. Networking is all about people and making beneficial connections that will help you build a stable and fulfilling career. Unleashing the power of a network isn’t something to be taken lightly. Poor networking skills and lack of etiquette can create roadblocks for you. However, with the right approach and techniques, the impact of a well-developed professional network can help make you more effective at work. This course demonstrates the basics of establishing a relationship through networking. From choosing the proper venue to developing mingling skills for the real and virtual worlds, this course shows you how to make an impact on professional contacts and strategically develop a flourishing professional network.
Business people seeking to develop confidence and skill in their ability to network in a modern professional environment
Expected Duration (hours)
- define the meaning of networking
- recognize examples of good networking opportunities
- make networking connections
Professional Networking Essentials: Developing Confidence
Overview/DescriptionWhy can some people walk into a room and start making new acquaintances almost immediately? It’s as if they’re hardwired to know how to introduce themselves and establish a relationship with everyone they meet. Wouldn’t it be great to have that kind of finesse with people and be able to network with ease? The reality is that while networking may seem intimidating or awkward at first, it’s becoming a ‘must have’ for many in the modern professional environment. It requires confidence and sincerity. This course helps you develop that confidence by exploring the obstacles that deter you from networking. It enables you to enhance your presentation and conversation abilities. It also demonstrates how to prepare for effective networking and how to make a good first impression. And it steps through techniques for conversing with confidence. These skills will be major assets as you approach your next networking event, prepared with strategy and confidence.
Anyone seeking to develop confidence and skill in their ability to network in a modern professional environment
Expected Duration (hours)
- recognize how to overcome obstacles to networking
- identify ways to prepare for networking
- recognize how to make a good impression when networking
- recognize the benefits of making a good first impression
- apply techniques for conversing with confidence