Why Build a Better Network?
"Life is a search for people" Professor Theodore Zeldin
A collection of amazing people: that’s all an effective network truly is.
Think about the greatest moments of your life: the most important, the most significant, the triumphs and yes, the tragedies. A big day out or a special night in: does every single one of these moments involve ‘other people’?
‘Networking’ doesn’t have to be a dirty word, and your struggles to ‘make something happen’ needn’t be struggles at all. They could, they should, become practical steps on a journey towards your next opportunity, whatever that might be. What this course seeks to do is help you build, maintain and retain, whatever network works for you.
If you’re looking for practical techniques to help you achieve this, then read on...
2021 is a year to reconsider, well... everything.
If the last twelve months (and counting) has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate those around us in our personal lives: to acknowledge and cherish our existing ‘networks’.
The same is true in business.
The majority of "networking" is often not about meeting new people at all. It is about keeping in touch with the people you have already met. But, at times, that can prove surprisingly difficult.
This course has a series of very simple, practical challenges to help you get better at maintaining and retaining the contacts who are most valuable and important to you, no matter what your stage of life or career. Because it’s highly likely that perfect connection, the one you need to turn your next idea into a reality, is already in your contacts.
Forget 'Networking' as you know it.
When you hear the word ‘networking’, maybe you see a hot stuffy room, a glass of warm Chardonnay and a fistful of business cards. Or maybe you're online, fumbling around to find the right words in a ‘cold call email’. Or returning to a hero's Twitter profile, wondering what type of mention would see you slide into their DMs...
It's no wonder people hate the word ‘networking’ so much.
Forget that word and focus on the concept of creating and maintaining great working relationships. As the world becomes increasingly fragmented, with more people pursuing independent career paths with multiple jobs, the importance of your own personalised network is growing rapidly. After all, you never know where your next client, boss, or investor will come from. And so, with that in mind: are you ready to Build a Better Network?