How to be a better business networker online and in-person by Dante St James

We’ve all seen those business owners who just seem to know how to meet others and hold a conversation at those networking events. They make it look effortless when it comes to introducing themselves to others, and always seem to know exactly how to say the right thing at the right time.

But no one is simply “born” with the “networking gene.” It takes practice, and more importantly perhaps, a formula when you enter any networking situation, to brush away the self-consciousness, and get more out of every networking situation.

But even if the thought of attending a networking function seems impossible for you, there are plenty of online opportunities to connect with other business owners, including LinkedIn and online Meet Ups.

This practical webinar will help you to learn how to:
Form a plan for starting to network with others
Confidently introduce yourself and your business
Communicate clearly what you are looking for from new contacts
Remember people’s name and plan for follow-ups
Network with other businesses in the real world, and online

This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program


Your host is Dante St James, one of Australia’s most credentialed digital trainers, and a student of networking through his work with various networking organisations:

BNI (Business Networking International)
BEN (Business Expansion Network, Queensland)
Chamber of Commerce NT
NT Indigenous Business Network
Darwin Small Business Network (The organisation he formed)

Dante holds the following qualifications and certifications:
Bachelor & Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW)
ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
Foundational Certificate, Diploma & Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT50915), Website Development (TAFE NSW ICT50615) & Information Technology (TAFE NSW ICT50115)
Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT40815) & Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW ICT40315)
Google & Infoxchange Digital Springboard Trainer
Facebook Blueprint Lead Trainer (AU/NZ), Digital Marketing Associate, Media Planning, Media Buying, Creative Strategy & Marketing Science Professional certifications

Dante is professionally associated with the Australian Marketing Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Australian Computer Society, Chamber of Commerce NT, Tourism Top End, the Australian Institute of Office Professionals, the ICT Industry Association of the Northern Territory, Territory Proud, Darwin Pride Festival, Skål International Darwin and .au Domain Administration.
Dante is an approved presenter of workshops for the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions program, Head of Digital at Treeti Business Consulting in Darwin, a Lead Trainer with Facebook Australia & New Zealand and the Founder of Clickstarter, a regional Australian digital marketing agency.

You can find out more about Dante at

#networking #resilience #communication #marketing

Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees)  and provide your ABN.