Developing Your Network – The First Step to Network Leadership: November Summary
This month Andrew Marshall, Senior Account Manager at SHL, spoke about managing HR Networks and gave us an introduction to network and enterprise leadership.
The key take away from Andrew’s presentation was to always be thinking ‘PALM’ when networking:
- Have a plan when entering into a possible networking situation. Consider some goals that you might like to achieve (for example, speak with a certain person, collect 4 business cards etc.).
- Be changeable and willing to adapt if your plan isn’t going to plan!
- Concentrate on listening to those you are speaking to (as opposed to waiting for gaps in the conversation so that you can talk).
- If you make a connection cement it by keeping in touch and planning a follow up meeting.
Networking doesn’t need to be daunting!