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 too – with Mince Pies !
Going to Networking events is a necessary part of your marketing strategy, and, for the novice it can be daunting, and for the seasoned Networker, like driving have you picked up some bad habits only because you have never been taught how to network properly.
From identifying which Network group is best for you, and taking the fear out of meeting people for the first time, to being more effective to how to get referrals, and a chance to Network the room to gaining new contacts in a comfortable environment with Mince pies and coffee too!
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.
“ There are only two sorts of people in the world, those we know and those we just haven’t met yet.”
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!
THIS EVENT IS PRIMARILY FOR CLIENTS ON OUR START & GROW PROGRAMME OR ANYONE LOOKING TO START A HIGH GROWTH BUSINESS.