greenshoots | Face to face networking in a Digital Age
Course Overview


This workshop is designed for those just starting out with networking, those who just want to build their confidence in a safe environment or those wanting to update their skills.


It discusses why we still need to network, in such a social media world, where we should network as well as giving great tips and practical advice on introducing yourself, breaking into groups and moving on.


During the longer workshops there will also be time dedicated to managing and growing the relationship after an initial meeting, why it is so important and the systems and tools we have to help make it easier.  We are all busy people so there is no point networking for networkings sake.



Course Prerequisites


There are no prerequisites for delegates to attend this workshop.  We would just ask that those attending are either already attending networking activities and wish to increase their confidence, or they are moving into a role where networking forms part of their duties.



Overall Aim


For delegates to have a greater understanding of the importance of networking in business and increased confidence in taking part in networking events.

To give you confidences to do face to face networking in a digital age 




  • To understand why networking is good for business

  • To be able to identify networking opportunities that are right for your business

  • To be able to appear confident and professional at networking events

  • To describe the different options for keeping in touch and building the relationship



Course Breakdown


Section 1
  • Background to networking & why it is still a great business development tool

Section 2

  • How to identify the right networking opportunities

Section 3

  • Networking etiquette and essential rules

Section 4

  • Maintaining & building your network

Section 5

  • Customer relationship management systems



Content will vary depending on workshop length chosen. Full support materials are provided via access to our virtual learning environment together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.



Business Networking Skills

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £950 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Meet The Trainer

Alison Darringon - Soft Skills & Sales Skills Trainer & Coach

Alison has over 20 years' experience working within global industries, retail management and training. She is a qualified trainer who holds a wealth of direct experience working to coach staff at all levels to improve team performance.


She specialises in providing leadership programmes,customer service excellence and sales and management development skills. Through Green Shoots Learning and her own business Darrington Training, she helps businesses build training initiatives to achieve business goals and is proficient in training needs analysis.


She is a qualified coach who will support under-performing divisions and individuals to achieve so much more.

Jann Maclean - Soft Skills & Sales Skills Trainer & Coach


Jann Maclean has over 25 years experience in recruitment and training. Her style is engaging, entertaining and highly interactive, with her focus continually being on the end objective. Jann offers our clients a wide range of highly successful courses, including The Stakeholder Effectively Coaching your Team, Influencing and Persuasion, Assertiveness and Confidence skills. Jann has worked for an impressive list of large corporate clients including Media, Private and Public Sector around the UK.

Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose Lorna has worked in the training arena for over 14 years and is City & Guilds qualified and a member of the CIPD. She has worked in-house for a number of professional service businesses and concentrates on designing, writing and delivering effective, engaging and enjoyable workshops.  

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