Effective networking has much to do with your ability to create a positive impact with those you meet. Be that a first introduction or several meetings down the line.
The key to networking with impact
You are at a networking event and you know immediately those people who exude a positive impact. They light up the room when they enter it. They have an energy that surrounds them. People are drawn to them and want to listen to what they say.
People who can network with impact can quickly relate to others, they can build empathy with them and often exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence. They come across as curious and genuinely interested in what others have to say. And in networking all these characteristics are needed to be effective as a networker.
Networking is all about relationship building, be that at first introduction or continuing that relationship for months, or years down the line. And having a positive impact really does help you stand out and be memorable.
But networking with impact can be tricky
However, this may make perfect sense in ‘theory’, but for many of us being able to network with confidence and impact doesn’t come naturally. For many of us putting ourselves ‘out there’ can be at best a little strained and at worse, frankly terrifying.
“If your presence doesn’t make an impact, then your absence won’t make a difference.” Anon.
Thankfully, like a great many things, the skills involved in networking with impact can be easily learned. And we can show you how …
Network with Impact
If you would like to improve in this area and are stuck on where to start we can help you. Our module Network with Impact will show you how and give you the confidence to use these techniques in all your business communications.
This module unveils the secret techniques successful networkers use to confidently embrace any face to face networking situation. You’ll discover tools to prepare effectively for any event, identify relevant network targets, engage people with confidence and work the room like a top performing professional.
Participants will be able to:
- Prepare properly and plan their networking objectives
- Approach people with confidence
- Break the ice easily and establish a genuine rapport with others
- Ask intelligent questions that initiate and progress conversation
- Disengage quickly from unproductive or boring conversations
- Work a room effectively so they meet as many people as possible
If you’d like further information on how we can help you or your leaders please contact us here.