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Networking 2: How to make interesting conversations that flow

Networking 2: How to make interesting conversations that flow

Ever run out of things to say or got stuck in a boring conversation? Or started a conversation only to find you have an awkward silence or fall into a black hole of superficial and meaningless chatter. Or maybe you've not known what to say, how to relate or how to make your conversations interesting?

Many managerial, executive, professional and technical people feel awkward with small-talk and networking conversations. Yet these conversations are essential for building relationships and connections whether with clients, staff, peers or stakeholders, (or friends and relatives). 

Make sure you know how to make your conversations flow and be interesting, so you strengthen relationships and leave a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. This dynamic, practical tele-class will have you learning the top networking conversation skills so that networking is a breeze. 

This live networking tele-class will cover:

  1. The myths of networking to avoid.
  2. The top ten topics to talk about.
  3. How to find a connection and common ground quickly.
  4. How to talk about yourself so the other person wants to listen.
  5. How to encourage people to open up to you.
  6. How to keep conversation going with reticent or quiet people.
  7. Why conversation is more than a Q & A routine.
  8. The best questions to ask.
  9. The questions to avoid.
  10. Awkward silences and how to recover from them.
  11. How to deepen conversation quickly and smoothly.
  12. Talking business - when and how?
  13. What key messages will you convey?

Available for private groups and organisations by request 

Please contact us to have this special networking tele-class conducted privately for your group or organisation.

  • Ideal for: Anyone who wants to improve their networking skills in time for the rounds of Christmas work functions, staff socials, and parties - or for any other networking events, seminars or conferences.
  • Follow-up and handouts: A handout of the PowerPoints will be sent to you after the Tele-class.

Presenter: Rachel Green:

  • Rachel is one of Australia's most dynamic, down-to-earth and popular expert speakers. In 2010 she was awarded the highest level of international accreditation in the professional speaking profession: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP); and in 2011 and 2012 was nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award.
  • She is the author of the DVD: "Business networking: the skills you need", recorded live at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the nationally acclaimed three CD set "Be a winner at dinner: How to chat and network with confidence and skill".
  • She is also a well recognised contributor to LinkedIn and other social networking sites. In February 2013 she was commended by LinkedIn for having "one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles". 
  • She has successfully helped many leading corporate firms, public sector agencies, businesses and professional people develop their conversation and networking skills, including Coca-Cola Amatil, Horizon Power, Department of Treasury, Public Sector Commission, Ernst & Young, Minter Ellison, University of Western Australia, AIM, and more. She also conducted conversation and networking courses for UWA Extension for over 10 years.
  • She's high-energy, entertaining and engaging, AND an expert on networking and conversation skills. she promises not to be boring and to deliver high impact content.


Fantastic networking presentation

Rachel, thanks so much for a fantastic networking presentation to the leadership team at Horizon Power on Thursday. Everyone was very impressed and really enjoyed it!

Tracy Armson, Manager Public Affairs & Communications Horizon Power, Perth, Western Australia.
Great practical examples

This was the first webinar I've attended. It was easy and a really convenient way to receive training - all in the comfort of my dining room! Rachel delivered excellent content and had plenty of great practical examples. I thoroughly recommend this type of training.

Kym Godfrey. Director, Accent West. Perth, WA.
I was able to take away so much from it

It was great to be able to do this live tele-class, in my own space and with no travel and accommodation expenses, but still being able to interact with other participants. Rachel's presentation was short, sharp and to the point; and I was able to take away so much from it, even though we only had an hour. I would recommend Rachel's live tele-classes to anyone wanting to acquire new skills, brush-up on old ones or discover something about themselves.

Cherie Wallace, Coordinator Statutory Planning, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.
The tele-class technology is so easy

Thank you Rachel! Your tele-class was a wonderful experience. Living in the country makes it difficult to gain access to valuable information and I find the tele-class technology so easy. 

Donna Rayner, Project Officer, Mingenew-Irwin Group, Western Australia.
It was excellent.

After the webinar/tele-class I can now see that conversations are about relationships and not time filling! It was excellent. I got lots of topic ideas. Thanks very much.

Robin Harroday, Queensland.
Will help in all walks of life

I really enjoyed your networking presentation. The messages learnt will help in all walks of life from work networking to making friends in the school playground.

Darren Williams. Category Manager, Bis Industries Ltd, Perth, Western Australia.
Many useful strategies and insights

I enjoyed the networking tele-class yesterday; many useful strategies and insights. I plan to put your advice into practice soon! I will definitely look out for other opportunities to learn more with you in the future.

Debbie Falck, Perth, Western Australia.

Please contact us to have this special networking tele-class conducted privately for your group or organisation.