The National Sales Conference is one of the UK’s premier networking events with all the ingredients of a perfect business event: high level speakers, industry leading suppliers, a world-class venue, hundreds of committed, interesting and valuable connections to be made, premium networking opportunities and in ‘sales and marketing’ a cutting edge theme that cuts across deeply every industry.
As the ISMM’s networking guru, Rob Brown is running two sessions at this event. One a networking business breakfast to kick the day off with a bang and get everyone buzzing with connections. The other is a breakout session on Networking Mastery for Sales Professionals - 10 Powerful Networking Tips to Generate Leads, Create Opportunities and Win Business!
The ability to build and leverage powerful networks is vital for modern day business success. Your ability to get things done, drive change, increase your reach and influence is very much dependent on who you know and who knows you. This is where networking comes in.
Networking is a misunderstood word in business. Some think it a dark art. Others a mysterious science. In truth, it’s simply talking and listening, building relationships and turning strangers into friends. We’ve all been doing it since we were born. The problem we have though is the extra pressure that comes from walking into a room full of strangers. Egos, reputations and livelihoods are at stake.
Business networking skills are rarely taught these days. It’s not really part of ‘on the job training’ or professional accreditations or academic qualifications. So most people make it up as they go along. The good news is that good networking is coachable. Of course, some natural people skills help, but anyone can become a world class networker by playing to their strengths, mastering the skills and deploying the strategies.
Skills such as working a room, remembering names and handling the networking dialogue are ones that anyone can master. As well as the skills, the mindset, discipline and strategies to follow up, keep in touch and turn contacts into contracts is also very coachable. And at the National Sales Conference, world-renowned networking guru Rob Brown is going to share exactly how even the most introvert person can make networking work.
Rob is founder and CEO of the Networking Coaching Academy, the world’s top online business networking and referral training platform which trains sales people to become great networkers. He is also author of bestselling book How to Build Your Reputation, and according to LinkedIn, is the most recommended networking expert in the world.
If you would like a taste of Rob’s sessions, visit his website and hit the big green 'GET STARTED HERE' button to get free lifetime access to this amazing resource of 100+ training videos on all aspects of networking. Once you're a member, you’ll have the opportunity to take the Networking Success Test™ and compare yourself to the world’s best networkers.
See Rob live at the National Sales Conference on October 8 2015, and as well as discovering the secrets of the world’s best networkers, you’ll rub shoulders and swap cards with plenty of fellow sales people, buyers and experts. Watch out also for Rob’s Top 12 Conference Networking Tips to get the most from this NSC event, coming out on #SalesExpo over the coming few weeks.