Have you been to a business networking event where conversation was stilted? Or where your conversation partner seemed to be trying to assess if you might be a potential client, rather than being interested in who you really are? Have you learned an elevator pitch technique that sounded great, but felt forced when it actually came out of your mouth? Do you feel uncomfortable when networking, or even dread attending events?
When we seek to grow our businesses, find new positions, and make new contacts, having a strong agenda can actually obstruct what we seek. Networking only works when people truly connect.
Get Real Networking is a fresh approach. Rather than simply entering a cold room, each networking event begins with WholeSpeak founder Jonathan Bender (http://www.wholespeak.com ) teaching a few simple exercises that help attendees both loosen up and connect with others. As well, suggestions and prompts are provided throughout the event to keep the energy moving. You can relax into yourself, let go of both worries and preconceived, strained techniques, and simply connect.
By getting truly comfortable while networking, relaxing into your own skin, and connecting with others authentically, you will make the connections you truly desire. In other words, being relaxed and real will not only contribute to a more enjoyable experience, but will also bring in the business you seek.