Networking in the Classroom

Networking in the Classroom

Author: Shelly Payne

For learner to gain a concept of networking and its importance.

This is an explanation of networking and its importance designed to teach basic knowledge and create a deeper interest in learners.

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An Understanding of Networking

Why network?

     -Networking fosters beneficial relationships and adds depth to an individual's perspective.

How to network?

     -social media, getting involved in community groups, creating friendships out of contacts.

When to network?

     -in any situation where connections would be beneficial (almost always)

The Importance of Networking

Importance of Networking

NETWORKING is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization! – Adam Small

Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. SBN operates as a catalyst to ensure you meet the “right” people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence.

Ultimately, it’s not about who you know ... but WHO KNOWS YOU!!

Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career – an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word… Networking.

We are constantly bombarded with advertisements, emails, status updates, special offers,  and sales pitches creating a cluttered message. Personal relationships enable you and your organization to stand out, rise above the noise and remain top of mind.

Relationships are the catalyst for success.
People do business with those they like and trust.
Serve as a resource, help others succeed.

Networking provides the most productive, most proficient and most enduring tactic to build relationships.

To succeed you must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships and leverage your network.


Learn dynamics within your industry
Establish your business contacts
Get “plugged in” to your community
Seek new career opportunities
Facilitate win-win relationships
Create your referral networks
Accelerate your professional development
Develop knowledge resources

The Idea Behind Social Media

This is a description of how networking through social media can benefit an individual.