Introduction to Networking Masterclass
FIND OUT HOW BEST TO NETWORK – Hints and tips for the novice to the seasoned Networker.
Everything from how to, where to, the do’s and don’ts and a chance to network – with mince pies !
Going to networking events is a necessary part of your marketing strategy and for the novice it can be daunting. Even if you are a seasoned networker, like driving you may have picked up some bad habits only because you have never been taught how to network properly.
This event will identify which network group is best for you and help take the fear out of meeting people for the first time. We’ll show you how to be more effective getting referrals and provide the chance to network the room to gain new contacts in a comfortable environment with mince pies and coffee provided.
OUR PRESENTER – John Atkinson has been a business adviser for over 20 years. Currently working for NBSL, supporting businesses to access the North East business Support Fund. He has previously been Chairman of Durham Business Club, Vice Chair of North Pennine Dales LEADER Local Action Group and for 9 years delivered a business programme on Radio Teesdale, having a LinkedIn network of over 1500 contacts, John has an extensive knowledge of networking and will pass on his valuable insight.
Some of the key areas John will cover on the day:
• A guide to networking
• What is networking?
• The attributes of a good networker
• Choosing a network group
• Preparation before an event
• What to say and how to say it!
• Selling yourself – people buy from people they like
• Working the room
• Following up
• Did we say mince pies and coffee!