23rd October, 2019 at 9:00am
Natural Networking
Workshop | YCN Library — For our members

How can we reframe networking from a painful cliché, into a purposeful endeavour that enriches our community and wins us new work and collaborations?

Networking is often the last thing we want to do. It's a daunting prospect and a necessary evil in the modern world of 'always on' work.

But when framed and approached in the right way, networking (in so far as building new communities and forging new relationships around our goals) can become a valuable way to apply and refine our skills of creative thinking, listening, questioning and all-round communicating.

This focussed and purposeful two-hour session will be an exercise in natural networking: connecting a group of people from different organisations to explore these challenges and opportunities, and to try out practical approaches, mindsets and tools for better and more effective networking.

What we'll cover:

• Our purpose for networking

• Why we avoid it

• The habits of great networkers

• Playing to our natural strengths

• Applying simple listening techniques

• The role of trust and how to build it

• Reciprocity

• What we do digitally to support what we do physically

How the session wil be structured:

Facilitated by Hilary Gallo (coach and author of Fear Hack and The Power of Soft) and a member of the YCN team, the session will balance conversation with instruction around new methods and ways of thinking. There will be lots to try out there and then, and plenty to take away and apply.

Who the session's for:

Anyone interested in the topic who wants to make more of networking, irrespective of their starting point — and who is happy to share their personal experiences to-date.

Event Details
  • Location:
    72 Rivington St,
    London, EC2A 3AY,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    23rd October, 2019 at 9:00am
  • End:
    23rd October, 2019 at 11:00am
  • Cost:
    For our members
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