Networking Skills Training
Networking is a part of business that many people avoid or fear doing. Whether it’s because you don’t have the time, you don’t see the point, or you simply feel too shy to talk to new people, this course will help you to understand why networking is an important part of business and teach you the key skills to get started.
Networking doesn’t need to be a daunting process: with a bit of practice and the right knowledge you can improve your confidence, prepare for a networking event, hold a successful conversation and maintain a mutually beneficial network of connections.
- Developed by business professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate Duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
This online course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about how to network successfully. The course is written at an introductory level and will help learners of all disciplines understand how to build confidence, start and maintain a conversation and sustain a network of useful contacts.
||Introduction to Networking
||What is networking? The aims of networking, key traits of successful networkers, common networking pitfalls, how often to network and types of networks.
||Preparing to Network
||Determining your aim, determining who will help you meet your aim, social media, researching events, preparing yourself to network, what to wear, overcoming shyness and business cards.
||Starting, Carrying and Ending a Conversation
||First impressions, approaching people, introducing yourself, the elevator pitch, maintaining a conversation, body language, choosing your words carefully, asking questions, listening skills, how to remember names and leaving a conversation.
||Following Up Connections
||Gaining follow up commitment, contact databases, how to follow up with connections, maintaining contact, social media, re-approaching connections and removing connections.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.