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How to become an effective top-class face-to-face & online networker – 2 hour Workshop

As we can now both ‘work the room’ and ‘work the Zoom’  this interactive workshop  will cover skills needed for both physical and online networking There is nothing to beat ‘real live’ networking but when you and I plan our strategy and take regular effective action I believe we can be effective in both ways

The future of networking

I think you will agree there is a groundswell of opinion that the business community is embracing online communication because it has to. But what happens as we can now return to coffee shops for 1-2-1’s, conferences and networking events? My prediction is for years to come and maybe for ever, both forms of networking will become the norm. Just think of the time and cost saving as one major benefit of online networking.

Workshop’s Topics

In an entertaining and interactive manner, I will share my knowledge by:

  • Explaining the basics of networking
  • How to prepare mentally and physically
  • Creating first impressions when using LinkedIn
  • Building relationships through rapport and reliability
  • Conversations- Breaking the ice; Small talk; business questions
  • Making the best use of LinkedIn
  • Explaining how to get the best use of time when attending online seminars and conferences
  • How to follow up in a professional manner

What are the benefits of becoming more effective networkers?

  • Create new and reinforce business relationships
  • Get known by others
  • Get others to know what you do
  • Increase the knowledge of the marketplace or specialist area of expertise
  • Meet key people and decision makers
  • Find out what the competition is doing
  • Increase your self-confidence in any group situation (online & face-to face)

Outcomes after the training

Being more proactive involves

  1. attending more online events
  2. meeting more people
  3. building more relationships
  4. being comfortable on screen
  5. LinkedIn in a professional manner
  6. asking intelligent questions
  7. listening carefully for the answers
  8. spotting the potential opportunity
  9. making more permission-based follow up calls
  10. arranging more meetings with prospects

Each of the items can be covered in the training depending on the length of the workshop.

Format for the training

My experience tells me an interactive workshop ensures all delegates are involved throughout. I would use the ‘chat’ functions, breakout rooms and maybe workbooks, supported by detailed PowerPoint slides. Feedback from previous delegates has told me they like this combination.Please contact Will on 07939 205719 or email to explore ideas and options about the logistics and fees