It’s The Leadership Training Employees Want
When companies come to us for training we ask, “How did you decide on networking as the topic?” Most times they tell us, “We asked our employees what kind of training they’d like and they told us that they want to learn how to network better.” As Ibarra and Hunter state in their classic Harvard Business Review article on “How Leaders Create and Use Networks” (January 2007), “Networking is one of the most self-evident and one of the most dreaded developmental challenges that aspiring leaders must address.”
Networking & Connecting Specialists
Our training, keynotes and coaching programs deal with the key challenges people (introverts and extroverts alike) have when it comes to connecting in typical networking situations, as well as connecting with others inside their company. Here are some of the highlights:
- ‘Removing the dread’ around networking — we have three sure-fire cures
- A focus on building high-trust relationships
- Making a great first impression, as well as a great second impression — follow up skills
- Mastering conversation — from starting one with a stranger to more in-depth conversation skills that build rapport and trust
- Learning to ‘work the pond’ with ease — the seven steps of The Network Dance: N.E.T.W.O.R.K.®
- Developing a better way to answer the question, “So, what do you do?” No more elevator pitches!
- How to build rewarding, diverse, and supportive networks for work and life
- Embracing social media as a powerful alloy to your face-to-face connecting
They must be secrets because it’s amazing how few people actually use them! If you are interested in enhancing your career and you want to learn our 7 Secrets of Positive Networking® we have a free download for you.
We took the top 10 networking challenges people have–everything from small talk, to exiting conversations gracefully, to finding the time to network–and answered them in our handy e-guide Top Networking Challenges Solved! Download it here.