Networking is a difficult skill to master, especially in today’s complex world of business. For this reason the DaVinci Institute has put together a unique course to train people on the greatly misunderstood art of power networking.

Did you know that…

-A referral generates 80% more results than a cold call?

-Approx. 70% of all jobs are found through networking?

-Most people you meet have at least 250 contacts?

-Anyone you want to meet is only four or five people away from you?

Successful networking is more than just meeting people, it is developing relationships with a mutual benefit. For most people it is a learned skill set.

Networking is the most cost-effective marketing tool. It is often misunderstood, misused, and therefore underutilized.

This course will teach you the skills to be a competent networker. You will receive hands-on training in listening, building rapport, uncovering people’s needs, and communicating effectively in both formal and informal networking settings. We have created exercises and small group work to help you build your own techniques. Bring pen, paper, and business cards, and prepare your self for a fun experience.

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