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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.
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.
Connect with Ease will show you a simple, step-by-step process to help you begin conversations with anyone easily, by just being yourself.
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|Section 1: Free Lesson Preview|
Take a peek at some samples from the lessons in Connect with Ease. I hope to see you inside.
|Section 2: The Power of Networking|
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.
|Section 3: The 4 Keys to Professional Networking|
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.
In this lesson we will discuss how to deal with the anxiety and nervousness that can keep you from networking.
In this lesson you will prepare a one line introduction you will use when you meet someone.
Now you will learn why practicing is so important when you’re delivering your introduction..
|Section 4: Student Survey|
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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.