Business Networking Essential Skills
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Business Networking Essential Skills

Master this vital business skill to improve your career, gain more clients & make more money. This course shows you how
4.5 (2 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.
408 students enrolled
Created by Andrew D. Pope
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain more clients, more referrals and more profits
  • Become a confident and effective networker
  • Stand out from your crowd and boost your career prospects
  • Understand that the real power of networking is in following up
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  • Have a desire to meet new people and form beneficial business relationships
  • Ideally you will be a self-employed business services professional or be in a sales or professional services position in order to benefit most from this course
  • Have a good understanding of spoken and written English

If you're in business you need all the clients you can get, am I right? If you want to do as well as possible in your professional career then you need to meet and engage with the right people, am I right? You know full well that networking can help you do this and that's why you're looking at this outline.

The real question is "Why aren't you networking effectively right now?"

  • Do you hate “working the room" and meeting strangers?
  • Do you struggle to promote yourself and your business to others without feeling pushy?
  • Do you have to network but don't know where to begin?
  • Does the very thought of networking straight-out terrify you?

We've all been there but be aware that face to face business networking is a crucial part of any modern professional's skill set. You need to get new clients, progress your career and make money. You probably already know that referrals and recommendations are the best form of marketing.

Why is there so much confusion and worry about professional networking?

Why are you not actively business networking right now? Let's change that.

This course will give you an essential overview, a networking strategy and some great tips and techniques.

If you're in business you really should be networking effectively.

The clock is ticking and if you aren't taking full advantage of the many networking opportunities available to you right now then you are leaving business and money on the table - money and business that someone else will get.

So enrol as a student on this course right now if you want to understand and use business networking to gain more clients, make more money and progress further in your professional career. Remember for your peace of mind that you have a 30 day full money back guarantee built right in.

Enrol now and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Who is the target audience?
  • It's ideal for all business professionals who want to start to use networking effectively to improve their client numbers business earnings and boost their career prospects
  • People in business who want to get their networking right from the start
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction - What exactly is Business Networking?
10 Lectures 46:42

This lecture defines modern business networking and how it hinges on you being known, professionally liked and, most importantly, favourably remembered. It also clarifies what you absolutely shouldn't do when networking. The included question activity will get you thinking about the networking you already do.

Preview 03:13

This lecture discusses a three level hierarchy designed to help you focus your networking efforts and maximise your success.

Preview 04:05

This lecture discusses the various options for networking locations/venues and also discusses effective methods and strategies for networking and engaging with people when you're there.

Preview 05:37

This lecture deals specifically with paid for organised networking events and provides practical criteria and advice for choosing the one that might work best for you.

Organised business networking events

Your positional statement is a laser focused and very brief description of your offering that acts as both a filter and an attractor. This lecture describes why you should use them, how to use them and how to develop one effectively.

Your positional statement

We form strong first impressions extremely quickly and this lecture discusses the importance of making a good one. It also provides some practical pointers on how to make that good first impression,

Create a great first impression

If you have chosen the paid for organised networking route, this lecture provides a number of tips specifically to help you get the best from your experiences at meetings.

Tips for organised networking events

Without adequate and effective follow-up networking is just coffee and a chat. Time is valuable and wasting it is costly. This lecture discusses and provides workable practical strategies and tips for following-up effectively and also discusses business cards and contact relationship management systems.

Follow-up is vital

Speaking to an audience eager to hear about your business is a fantastic way to promote yourself and your services. This lecture looks at ways you can get started.

Speaking out

This is the last lecture. I give you some final thoughts about the networking process and encourage you to get out there and meet people. Remember - networking is not a theoretical activity.

And finally ...
About the Instructor
Andrew D. Pope
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408 Students
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Coach, Author, Trainer & Interpersonal Skills Consultant

Andy Pope is a professional coach, trainer and interpersonal consultant. He runs his own successful coaching and training business based in South Wales, UK and is also the author of many books including: "The Resilient Professional" and "Business Networking for the Bewildered."

Everything I do in my life and work is about helping people know themselves, know others and communicate more effectively. Life is always a work in progress.

Andy works with organisations, business professionals and private individuals of all kinds to help them communicate more effectively when speaking in public, presenting, training, selling and in other crucial face to face situations. He also writes and speaks about interpersonal communication skills, management/leadership skills, balancing work and life and developing greater emotional resilience.

Get all your messages heard, understood, remembered and more importantly acted upon. if you want to be more successful then be a better communicator.

Get in touch if you'd like to discuss working with me.

Check out my website for more details about my current programs and services.