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TREASURE COAST -- All of the parties and social events during the holiday season provide the perfect opportunity to network for new clients or a new job. Yet, going in blindly can leave a person less than merry. To get the most out of these events, it's best to mingle with a strategy.
To help those interested in improving networking skills, the Corporate and Community Training Institute at Indian River State College is offering an "essential networking skills for success" class.
This class will provide the tools to confidently speak to others in any situation; succinctly communicate job skills; connect with the needs of potential clients; establish trust; and gain new customers. The class is great for new employees, career-changers, sales teams, as well as senior management, who use networking to recognize new opportunities, trends and talent than can expand their business.
Participants will learn strategies to get the most success from an event - even before arriving, the right way to approach someone and start a conversation, how to get a word in when a person is monopolizing the discussion, gracefully exiting the conversation, getting the most out of follow-up, making every handshake count and more.
The class will be taught by Cynthia Roden, certified etiquette consultant from the Etiquette and Leadership Institute, an affiliate of the Protocol School of Washington and the founder of the Modern Etiquette Movement. She combines more than 20 years of experience in the fields of agency advertising, entrepreneurship and the dramatic arts to create memorable interactive workshops that yield actionable takeaways and lasting results.
The "Essential Networking Skills for Success" will be at the IRSC Mueller Campus at 6155 College Lane in Vero Beach, from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 7. Cost is $39.
For more information, call (888) 283-1177, or visit www.irscbiz.com.