Mitacs Step: Effective Networking - Kingston (Nov 16, 2012)
When: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (Registration 8:30am SHARP)
Where: Queen’s University
Room: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network”, but have you ever wondered how to get one?
This workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize their business relationships through effective networking. This is a full day workshop.
We will cover who-what-where-when and why to network. The participants at this interactive workshop will leave with the tools they need to succeed in their research internships. They will have the opportunity to practice what they learn in the latter half of the day. Details on the actual networking exercises will be determined by the location of each event. Activities will be customized to reflect the interests of the participants.
Participants will learn the importance of sharing contacts, and will receive insights on how to refresh, build, and make the most of the networks they already have. They will learn to build the rapport needed to make an impact on the decision makers.
Participants will learn:
- Ten rules for effective networking
- How to recognize your communication style
- How to use lateral thinking
- How to use – but not abuse – your network
- How to make the first minute count
- How to listen carefully
- The importance of a handshake
- How to remember names
- How to work a room
- How to follow-up
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