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Online Workshop: Conference Networking / Self-marketing


Date: Thursday, Sept 24, 9:30-13:00 and Friday, Sept 25, 9:30-13:00

Conferences are a valuable opportunity to build your network of connections but this doesn’t happen just by chance. Being able to initiate conversations and make a good impression quickly are key skills in making the most of your time at conferences. This workshop will teach you how to network effectively and productively at conferences, career fairs and other gatherings.  The seminar will be very interactive! Expect to be asked lots of questions.

Methods that will allow you to:
• Break into established conversations
• Make a good impression quickly
• Start conversations
• Approach people you don’t yet know
• Use the different environments (breaks, poster sessions etc)
• Maintain the connections you make
• Gain the confidence to do all of the above

By establishing a useful and productive network you will be able to remain updated about new scientific developments, collaboration opportunities and new jobs as they arise. This will allow you the best choice of opportunities because you will know about them first.

About the trainer
Rob Thompson has worked both in industry and with research scientists. He has over 10 years’ experience helping groups to improve their skills. His multidisciplinary experience means he is uniquely placed to bring the most appropriate practices to the scientific arena. By combining his extensive knowledge of effective techniques with his experience of training and leading groups, RT gives workshops to help scientists optimise their working practices and so become more productive.

Please register Opens external link in new windowhere by September 16.

Maximum number of participants: 11.