Contact: +44 (0)20 3705 2210 or email OllyWalker@debretts.co.uk
- Group course: £6,000 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates
- Private coaching: £1,600 plus VAT per person
While most people are comfortable with the notion of networking online, most successful business interactions require networking face-to-face. Knowing how to network effectively is key to establishing new business opportunities and contacts. For many who find it daunting to speak to strangers or even peripheral acquaintances, however, networking can be laced with social obstacles and challenges. Coupling this with the challenge of retaining a professional image in an environment outside the office only increases the opportunity for social pitfalls.
Debrett’s Networking Skills Course teaches you how to prepare for a networking event outside the office environment, from making your approach and establishing conversation, to withdrawing from a conversation and establishing a ‘call to action’. Appropriate topics of conversation, dress codes, and how to navigate dining etiquette and difficult foods will all be covered in order to further your professional relationship with an existing client or develop one with a new client. In addition, as online networking is often mistakenly undertaken with less formality than face-to-face interaction, we also teach you how to network effectively online and be aware of your social media footprint.