Skill Level Intermediate
- Making connections is the lifeblood for anyone looking to progress in their career. Whether that's attending events, catching up with suppliers, networking is happening all the time all around us. But networking, just hearing the words can send even the most experienced and confident professional into dismay. Now, this is what some of our Careercake community said when we ask them what they fear about networking events. Now, Heather tweeted, "How to walk up to somebody "or a group and start a conversation - fear!!" Tina, "Conversation starting! "Or at least a conversation that doesn't start with "'Have you come far?' Or 'Isn't the weather a shocker?'" John tweeted and said, "Whether it's appropriate "to give business cards, or when to do it. "Also, remembering people's names!" Now, the remembering people's names thing came up a lot. Now, some of you were kind enough to send in some clips, some video clips to tell us a little bit more of your fears and dislikes about networking. - I'm fearful of networking events because I was worried that I'd turn up, meet a room full of people that I'd never met before, and have nothing to say to any of them. - The thing that really scares me about networking events is that I turn up and I have this huge anxiety normally that I think I'm not going to know anyone there and everyone there already knows each other. - So, as you can see, lots of people dislike networking events. It's totally normal to feel the fear. Well, I'm Aimee Bateman. I'm the CEO and Founder of Careercake. And I'm going to help you feel confident about attending these events and be excited about the opportunities that it can create. Now, perhaps your boss has asked you to attend a local event, maybe you need to go meet some suppliers, maybe you've got an exhibition coming up and you want to know how to approach people. This course has been designed to help you make the most of any networking situation that you may face. So in this course, you will learn how to increase your level of self-awareness, how to define and apply the psychology of building relationships, how to prepare what is needed to make a real impact. And in this course, we're going to look at offline networking events like those good old-fashioned face-to-face meetings. Ready? Let's go.