Careers and Employability, Student Services bring you a workshop by Jennifer MacKay from Jump Training Ltd.
Do you want to become more confident talking to people to network and and get opportunities? Do you worry about how to talk to prospective employers at events? Let us help you.
Working the room: Networking Workshop
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 11:30 to 13:30
TM1-44, Tower Building, Holloway
Most of us are comfortable 'networking' on social networking sites. Yet for many of us we would rather go to the dentist than do ‘face to face’ networking and talk to people that we don't know. Miss out on networking and you could be missing out on opportunities. Networking provides an excellent way to raise your own profile and develop your connections and can make a difference to you but also help others at the same time.
This practical workshop will focus on what you need to do before, during and after an event to increase your networking success.
Before an event
Sort your game plan: what you need to know and do before going to an event?
During the event
The conversation stuff: know your elevator pitch, your “get/give”, your work and non-work conversations.
The awkward stuff: break into and exit conversations and handle rejection.
The confidence stuff: ask questions, keep the conversation going, use effective body language and enjoy it.
After the event
Your follow up: What you need to do after the event.
Plus top tips to assess and build your existing network and get results.
About our Trainer
Jennifer holds a BA (English), B.Ed (English), and RSA DipTEFLA. She is a certified NLP practitioner; Margerison-McCann Team Management Profile accredited, holds a certification in facilitation and is an experienced coach. She is a member of Toastmasters International, the UK Speechwriter's Guild and the CIPD. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live and in the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers. Jennifer was awarded Trainer of the Year 2011-2102 by the Speakers Trust.