A Beginners Guide to Networking

Posted May 31st, 2018

Being able to network is crucial for any individual who needs contacts in their work – which is, well, everyone. Everyone from the smallest of small businesses to the largest of industrial industries needs contacts, and so do writers, artists, and designers of all kinds.

What is Networking?

Any group of people can be called a “network”. When you meet someone new and add them on social media or give them your phone number because you want to stay in touch and get to know them more, you’ve just added them to your network of friends. Similarly, with business contacts, you would give them your email, phone number, or add them on LinkedIn.

The issue with networking is that a lot of people don’t know how to network, but it’s actually rather simple. It starts when you decide that you need to get to know more people in a professional context. From there, you would start searching for people in similar job fields to you, or with similar hobbies, on social media, and adding them.

The next step

What you do next is up to you, but you’ll quickly see a pattern. On sites like Instagram, you follow the person, like their images, and start a conversation. On Facebook and LinkedIn, you need to put a little more effort into finding people to get to know. Networking is just like making a new friend; just think of your new contact as a professional friend.

Trainer Bubble provide training course materials on the topic of Business Networking, which will help your participants get the most out of the networking process and develop great contacts for business success.


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