Working the Room: Networking Made Simple

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Working the Room: Networking Made Simple

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

We all know networking is important but the actual experience of networking can be challenging. This workshop will take you through the entire networking experience - from planning to working the room to following up. We will start with pre-event planning including finding good networking opportunities, creating a introduction and identifying good contacts at events. You will then learn about the mechanics of working the room as well as tips and tricks for handling challenges at event. Finally, we will talk about effective follow up and how to maximize your networking reach.

After the workshop there will be optional practice networking so you can put what you've learned to the test!

Takeaways

  • Planning for a networking event

  • Defining an effective introduction or "elevator speech"

  • Identifying good contacts at events

  • Understanding how to "work the room" including:

    • How to break into a conversation group
    • How to approach people at events
    • Leaving a conversation
  • Tips for handling shyness, difficult people, alcohol and other networking challenges

  • Following up after the event

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