Learn Business Networking Basics in 1 Hour
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Anxious about networking? Need to introduce yourself quickly and start conversations? This course gets you started fast.
3.9 (44 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
814 students enrolled
Created by Eric Byrd
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Discover the real power of networking for your career
  • Learn the 4 Keys to professional networking success
  • Create a simple introduction that's comfortable and effective
  • Uncover the secret to making your intro smooth and natural
  • Overcome nervousness about meeting new people
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  • A desire to improve your ability to grow a professional network.
  • Adobe acrobat (for worksheets)
  • A willingness to have some fun while you learn.

People need to be connected. The right business connections are the key to success in any career. It's the contacts in your network who become customers, investors, mentors or sponsors who help catapult you to success.

How do you feel about networking? Do you feel uncomfortable or unsure when faced with meeting new people? Is it difficult to make yourself go to events and introduce yourself? Are you worried you'll choke... or freeze. Do you worry you'll sound silly? You are not alone. Many people struggle with networking anxiety. The good news is you CAN learn to network and give your career a huge boost without all the angst.

It's not as hard as you might think.

There is a better way to network. One that lets you be yourself and still be an effective communicator. One that enables you to meet,engage and connect with reduced stress and better results. Connect with Ease will introduce you to a more effective way to network.

Register for this fun online course and discover how to…
  • Meet people to help you land that new job
  • Make the contacts to grow your business
  • Climb the company ladder faster and easier
  • Connect with the movers and shakers... with EASE!

Connect with Ease will show you a simple, step-by-step process to help you begin conversations with anyone easily, by just being yourself.

Enroll today and take control of your career!
Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals who have little networking experience but want to learn where to start
  • Professionals who experience high anxiety about meeting new people for business
  • Entrepreneurs who are not comfortable in networking events
  • Anyone who wants to further a career or get a promotion
  • Anyone who is intimidated at meeting someone they don't know and doesn't know how to start the conversation
  • Sales people who are not having success with their current networking introductions
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Curriculum For This Course
7 Lectures
Free Lesson Preview
1 Lecture 03:29

Take a peek at some samples from the lessons in Connect with Ease. I hope to see you inside.

Preview 03:29
The Power of Networking
1 Lecture 13:00
Let’s get rolling! This introduction will let you know what you’ll learn and how the course is designed.
Don’t forget to download the notes and activities worksheet to the right. It will help guide your learning and give you what you need to do the exercises.
Preview 13:00
The 4 Keys to Professional Networking
4 Lectures 01:01:45
Lesson 1 will help you get dialed into why networking is such a valuable part of any career so you can create an attitude that supports your success.
The First Key: Powering Your Connections

In this lesson we will discuss how to deal with the anxiety and nervousness that can keep you from networking.
The Second Key: How to Managing Stress and Anxiety

In this lesson you will prepare a one line introduction you will use when you meet someone.
The Third Key: How to Prepare an Introduction

Now you will learn why practicing is so important when you’re delivering your introduction..
The Fourth Key: Delivery Pointers and a Course Wrap too
Student Survey
1 Lecture 00:43
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About the Instructor
Eric Byrd
4.0 Average rating
167 Reviews
7,966 Students
7 Courses
Author, Speaker, Networking Expert, Instructor, Entrepreneur

Business is about people and relationships. The quality of your connections can make a huge difference in your business success. My mission is to help you to network naturally, present powerfully and sell successfully, regardless of your industry.

Connections are the key. If you're not connecting with people, you're just collecting business cards. My goal is to design and deliver relevant, effective and entertaining programs that teach practical networking, presentation and selling skills for those committed to taking action. Improvement requires action, knowing what action requires knowledge and skill... that's where I can help.

If you can't access and use the information in a course, it's useless to you. Pitch for Success is all about teaching practical skills that anyone can use immediately to improve their ability to network, present and sell to really engage authentically with people. Whether that's at a networking event, presenting to a group of co-workers, or engaging in a selling conversation with a potential client, the ability to get people's attention and draw them into a meaningful conversation is critical. I want to help you make it natural and comfortable.

I bring all my experience to bear when I teach. I meld my IT technical and training background, 20 years of sales experience ($40 million in closed business), some brain science, a dose of psychology, a lifetime of living as a small business entrepreneur and 15 years of screenwriting into useful and fun courses to help you learn the skills you need to succeed. My career has taken me from  the world of television, through two decades in technology sales, then to teaching IT engineering classes for Cisco, launching my own online training company, and most recently acting as a business advisor for the Small Business Administration in Virginia (SBDC). It all comes together to help me craft high quality learning for you that makes it easier and more fun to build the skills and confidence you need to meet and exceed your goals.. 

I strive to bring a fresh perspective to how people communicate and succeed in business and life, so you can learn the tools to naturally, comfortably and authentically stand out in a world crowded with noise and information.