Effective Networking



Wednesday 11 November
13:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs


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Event Summary

This half-day workshop will address common fears and present participants with the skills needed to network effectively and confidently. Taking a look into the importance of networking and the different types of networking commonly used. Through practice and demonstration, delegates will cover the key areas of Approaching strangers, Creating and employing the elevator pitch, Choosing who to approach and when to do so, and cementing the relationship. 

About Rachel Fay

Rachel Fay is an independent networking facilitator whose work has been widely featured in the media, including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times and Australian TV Channel Nine. She has been dubbed 'the Mingling Lady' by Vanessa Feltz on her BBC Radio London show. 

Rachel 'works the room' at events held by conference and exhibition organisers, venue promoters, chambers of commerce, and trade organisations. She ensures that attendees network effectively, which means that they meet the people who are relevant to their business objectives. 

After a career in the marketing industry and frustrated by wasted hours attending events and leaving without the contacts she wanted, Rachel set about learning and developing skills that actually work when you need to network. 


The workshop will focus on how to:

  • Overcome fear of approaching and conversing with a stranger
  • Initiate a conversation
  • Remember names
  • Create and use an 'elevator pitch'
  • Choose who to approach
  • Approach a stranger
  • Time an approach so as not to cause offense
  • Open a conversation
  • Exit a conversations
  • Follow-up and cement the relationship

By the end of the half-day session, delegates will have learned the key skills outlined in the objectives. They will put them into practice during the workshop and receive feedback throughout by fellow delegates and the trainer.

Who Should Attend

Those who attend events with a view to making business contacts. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those experience who want to brush up their skills and increase their confidence with networking. 


Member: £60+VAT
Non-Member: £100 +VAT

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