Mitacs Step: Effective Networking - Kingston (Feb 14, 2013)
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Where: Queen’s University, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC), 87 Union Street
Room: McLaughlin Room
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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