Whether you are an executive or starting out in your career, having a solid network that you can leverage is vital. Yet few law schools include courses about building and maintaining relationships.
Effective networking is more than handing out business cards, having a LinkedIn profile, and hoping the phone rings. Whether you’re looking to connect within your organization, your industry, or are looking to get on boards, knowing who to contact – and having them return your call is essential.
In this program, you’ll better understand how to create and maintain an effective network both in-person and online.
Key takeaways include:
- Better understanding of what networking is (and isn’t)
- Ways to get started when you haven’t been in touch with people in your past
- Tools and apps to organize your contacts so you can stay in touch
- Overview of LinkedIn, how to set up a profile, and the elements to include
- Identifying organizations and events that are worth your time, money, and effort
- Clarifying the results you can expect from networking
- Building alliances with others who can help you advance your career
Meet Your Speaker
To overcome her fear of public speaking, Diane Darling took acting and stand-up comedy classes. That out-of-the-box and strategic mindset have been a contributing factor to her success. She was even the commencement speaker at MIT Charm School (yes, there is such a thing).
McGraw-Hill commissioned her to write the definitive book on networking called The Networking Survival Guide, which was published in April 2003 and went into a 2nd printing just 90 days after the book hit the shelves. Her books are collectively in 9 languages.
She was the 15,418th subscriber on LinkedIn – now there are 700 million.
Her travels include all seven continents and approximately 60 countries. She has lived in the Philippines, Thailand, Colorado, Indiana, Washington DC, Alabama and now in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Chief Executive’s Club of Boston, is the past president of the Association for Talent Development in Boston, and a founding member of 20/20 Women on Board.
Her hobbies include traveling, watching football, reading, knitting, learning new technologies, attempting to play tennis, and camping in Maine.