Networking at work: possibilities, pitfalls, pleasures



Webinar on-demand

These days, the opportunities to network with clients and with peers are greater than ever. Up-close-and-personal at events, conferences, talks, seminars, lunches, parties. Online in discussion groups, social sites, blog boxes. And, of course, webinars. In business, it’s both what you know and who you know.

But how do you make the most of networking?



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How do you get over that fear of walking into a conference room where you don’t know anyone? How do you interrupt and join in a conversation at an event? Or leave it once it has served its purpose? And how do you cope with online networking so that it doesn’t completely take over your life?

In this punchy 45-minute webinar, expert marketing consultant and trainer Shan Preddy, Partner at PREDDY&CO, explores what networking can and can’t do.

She will share thoughts, tips and techniques on:

- Deciding which networking opportunities to engage with and which to avoid;
- Getting the most out of every facetime event from arrival to departure;
- Managing online networking activities and keeping your sanity.

From debating major industry issues to discussing the weather, we’re never alone unless we want to be.

Find out how it all works. Join the webinar. Be in that room.


Shan Preddy

Shan specialises in marketing consultancy and skills training for design firms, helping them to improve their performance and profitability. Preddy&Co's consultancy work blends new business development strategy and planning with client relationship management. Their training programmes cover presentations, conference speaking, credentials meetings, pitches, sales, negotiation and client relationships.

Shan is a regular speaker at, and chair of, international design conferences, and regularly delivers marketing seminars for design-sector organisations across Europe. She is a skilled workshop facilitator, and delivers several training modules for the DBA.

She is an accredited consultant on the DBA Experts Register and sits on the Advisory Board of the UK Design Alliance. Her professional affiliations include the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, an Elected Associate of D&AD and a Fellow of the RSA.

Shan's book How to Market Design Consultancy Services: Finding, Winning, Keeping and Developing Clients has become an international industry standard. Her new book, How to Run a Successful Design Business: The New Professional Practice, joined it in March 2011. Both are published by Gower with the Design Council's endorsement.


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