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LITE 2018 – Networking - A Chance to Meet Peers in the Training Industry [Katie Vernon]

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LITE 2018 – Networking - A Chance to Meet Peers in the Training Industry [Katie Vernon]

  1. 1. Networking Using Your Strengths
  2. 2. 1. Exchange Fresh Ideas 2. Gain Confidence 3. Find/Be a Mentor 4. Build Relationships Why Networking?
  3. 3. Is networking #awkward? If you think networking is just about awkwardly starting a conversation with a stranger, think again.
  4. 4. What if you could network in accordance with your strengths, in a way that’s most comfortable for you? Tell me more!
  5. 5. • Utilize the StrengthsFinder questionnaire, to determine your strengths and your networking style. • Review the 4 domains of strength and how they add value to a team. • Talk about how to apply your individual strength when you are networking. What we’ll cover today:
  6. 6. 4 Domains of Strength
  7. 7.  Each of these StrenghFinders domains is a guide to what to your individual value-add may be on your team.  Knowing your strengths is the first step to playing to your strengths when you network. What does this mean?
  8. 8. TAKE THE ASSESSMENT: Next to each statement put the corresponding number response: • 9 – Always True • 6 – Often True • 3 – Occasionally True • 1 – Rarely / Not True • On the second sheet put the responses for each question in the appropriate boxes. • Calculate the row totals. What is YOUR Strength?
  9. 9. You know how to make things happen. When you get an idea you do what it takes to make it a reality. Strength 1: Executer
  10. 10. Networking tips: • Launch a new project or initiative. • Set networking goals and surpass them. Strength 1: Executer
  11. 11. You are able to make your ideas heard and reach a broader group of people. Strength 2: Influencer
  12. 12. Networking tips: • Identify influential people in your industry of interest, share ideas with them and get their opinions. • Take charge and create a group; you are able to get past obstacles. Strength 2: Influencer
  13. 13. You can be the glue that holds a team together. You have the capability to create effective groups, due to your ability to develop relationships and make collaborations. Strength 3: Relationship Builder
  14. 14. Networking tips: • Bring networking contacts together. • Be in charge of welcoming newcomers to a group. Strength 3: Relationship Builder
  15. 15. You are a visionary that can provide the scoop on what could be, and are always thinking about the future. You can provide an inspiration to produce better and newer things and even people. Strength 4: Strategic Thinker
  16. 16. Networking tips: • Analyze and comment on other people’s ideas and work. • Express your thoughts when in conversations or group discussions. Strength 4: Strategic Thinker
  17. 17. Now What? Develop your Action Plan
  18. 18. 1. Rapport 2. Trust 3. Consistency 4. Results Use YOUR strength in each networking stage..
  19. 19. Stage 1: Rapport
  20. 20. Stage 2: Trust
  21. 21. Stage 3: Consistency
  22. 22. Stage 4: Results
  23. 23. Lunch time!