Networking Skills Skillbook


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What do you think of when you hear the word “networking”? Awkward small talk? Stilted conversations? Name tags? Business cards? For many people, networking is a time-consuming chore. But, it doesn’t have to be!

Networking can be insightful, interesting, and even fun. It allows you to form useful connections within and beyond your organization. It enables you to exchange ideas and information. And, it may help you to advance your career.

So, wouldn’t it be great if you could feel positive about networking? Even if you’re shy or introverted, you likely meet new people every day. And, with every person that you make contact with, you have the chance to build your knowledge and expand your opportunities.

This Skillbook explores how you can build and maintain your network. In it, you'll look at:

  • The benefits of networking, and your networking objectives.
  • How to map your network and identify useful contacts.
  • Networking techniques.
  • How you can follow up connections after networking events.

19 pages.

This workbook is a downloadable product. 

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