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Strategic Networking: The Essentials. How to build relationships, increase business and advance your career. Nancy Krawczyk. Vice President, Sales and Marketing Network of Executive Women Former consumer goods executive Worked for leading brands, including Campbell Soup Company

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Strategic networking the essentials

Strategic Networking: The Essentials

How to build relationships, increase businessand advance your career

Nancy krawczyk
Nancy Krawczyk

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Network of Executive Women

  • Former consumer goods executive

  • Worked for leading brands, including Campbell Soup Company

  • More than 25 years experience

  • Has a passion for helping people achieve their best

Reagan lund
Reagan Lund

National Development Manager

Network of Executive Women

  • Non-profit roles serving the retail and consumergoods industries for more than three years

  • Served with Enactus/SIFE

  • Multi-industry background in consumer goods,finance and technology

Ambassador name
Ambassador Name

Vice President

XYZ Corporation

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Networking the essentials today we ll discuss
Networking: The EssentialsToday we’ll discuss

  • Why networking is important

  • What networking is (and isn’t)

  • How to network

  • Practice makes perfect

  • Staying connected after

Why networking is important
Why networking is important

  • 80% of business is relationships

  • People want to work with people they know and trust

  • If you don’t network, you’re not in the running

  • Doing a good job is not good enough

  • Your network is your “net worth”

  • When you help others you improve your industry and help yourself

Strategic networking the essentials

It’s not what you know and it’s not who you know. It’s who knows what you know.”

Nora DenzelSenior Vice PresidentIntuit

Think of a great networker in your network
Think of a great networker in your network

  • What qualities does she have?

  • What skillsdoes she use to network effectively?

The three types of networks
The three types of networks

Most people do personal and operational networking well

Many have difficulty building their strategic network, which can hurt their ability to advance

Source: “How Leaders Use and Create Networks,” Harvard Business Review

Strategic networking the essentials

Successful leaders have a nose for opportunity and a knack for knowing whom to tap to get things done. These qualities depend on a set of strategic networking skills that nonleaders rarely possess.”

What are your goals
What are your goals?

  • What are three things you need to get better at?

  • Who are three people you need to meet this year?

Let s get real
Let’s get real

  • Do you like networking?

  • What are you nervous about?

  • How do you pump yourself up?

Practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect!

Practice your elevator pitchwith a partner

Networking challenge
Networking challenge

  • Meet someone new today

  • Find out what they are excited about at work and ask how you can help them

  • Share something exciting you’re working on ask for their help or advice

  • Commit to meet again within the month for coffee to support each other

Strategic networking the essentials

Stay connected

  • Follow-up and send thank you’s

  • Use social media to stay connected: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

  • Schedule informal get togethers like coffee, lunch or yoga

  • Send an article of interest

  • Make an introduction — foster connections

  • Invite new connections to attend a NEW event with you

  • Be creative!

Strategic networking the essentials

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

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