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Essential Business Networking Skills


Use our ‘done-for-you' content to create your own list building freebie, webinar or video series, or learning resource on…

Develop the Interpersonal Skills and Confidence to Build a Network of Valuable Professional Relationships

Just add your insights, rebrand it, and share or sell for 100% profit!

Want to Help Your Clients Grow Their Business Network?

With Essential Business Networking Skills, you’ll get everything you need to create your own webinar, workshop, lead magnet, or paid product that helps people develop the interpersonal skills and confidence to build valuable professional relationships.

Here's why you need to teach this topic...

There's a saying that "your network is your net worth". It's true! 

If you have a professional network of contacts, you'll find it easier to change careers, find a mentor, overcome challenges, and achieve your goals. Your professional network also allows you to gain insights into your industry (or niche) that you never thought possible. 

Now imagine that you are the go-to person in your students' network when it comes to building a professional network. They hear about someone needing business networking skills, so they introduce you. 

That's your professional network in action. 

But building a professional network takes confidence, because it's a lifelong skill that never stops giving. Valuable, professional relationships are required starting at age 18, when you're venturing out into the world. And the necessity of networking skills doesn't end until you're leaving this world. 

You will always lead a better and more fulfilled life when you have a robust, nurtured professional network.

Here's your students' Success Roadmap for 'Essential Business Networking Skills'...

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[Check out the Module Overviews below for more details on what you'll cover in the course.]

Our ready-to-go program is divided into separate modules so it can be quickly broken up to deliver sections over time – to avoid overwhelm and give time for implementation.

And everything is editable and rebrandable.

So you can go through it yourself if you want to power-up your own networking skills,

AND, you can use the same materials to help your audience.

That's because when you purchase a license to our customizable (PLR) courses, you get the rights to:

  • Edit the content any way you want
  • Put your name and brand on, and
  • Repurpose it into whatever media you want

Then use your new course to…

  • Attract a flood of leads for your other products and services
  • Expand your reputation as an expert with online courses, webinars, workshops, videos, and more
  • Provide resources for your clients to help them get results (and win their lasting devotion)
  • Create a nice new income stream with a paid program (it can even run on autopilot)

You'll be helping your audience improve their networking skills and build a business network that they can leverage.

And…. you'll be adding a major asset to your own business (a course!) that will take it to a whole new level too!

Here's what you'll be teaching...

There are 4 modules in the course, with individual lessons, an introduction, and concluding action plan. The course can easily be delivered as a self-study eBook, membership site resource, online course, live workshop, or any other way you want.

Here's a summary of each module's learning outcomes:


You'll start out with an overview of the course and what your students will learn, so that everyone is excited to jump in and get going.

Module 1 - How Professional Networking Can Help You

We network every day, informally and quite naturally, through simple conversation and relationship-building. However, there are ways to increase networking opportunities to benefit your business and its growth.

In this first module, you'll help your students discover why professional networking is critical to business success and how self-knowledge can improve their networking ability.

  • Lesson 1: Why Network? - In Lesson 1, you'll help your students recognize the benefits of professional networking and establish targets and metrics that will motivate them to achieve networking success.
  • Lesson 2: Know Yourself - In Lesson 2, you'll show your students how to develop self-awareness around their networking attitudes and strengths, using these insights to improve their networking skills.

Module 2 - Develop Your Professional Networking Skills

Now that your students have set targets, they'll want to start tackling them. But before they reach out to people, they need to work on their communication skills and their mindset.

In Module 2, you’ll have your students delve into their strengths and develop their key networking skills. They’ll also learn ways they can become more confident so that networking events will no longer be a source of stress.

  • Lesson 1: Interpersonal Networking Skills - In Lesson 1, you'll help your students develop the key interpersonal skills for effective networking that will foster engaging conversations that can lead to long-term, reciprocal relationships.
  • Lesson 2: Develop Your Confidence - In Lesson 2, you'll show your students how they can build their confidence levels so that they can introduce themselves in a way that sparks curiosity.

Module 3 - Plan and Follow-Up for Networking Success

Your students are prepared, confident, and ready to go. Now it's time to create a plan so they get the most out of networking and the connections they make.

In Module 3, you’ll teach your students key ways to initiate one-on-one meetings, join networking groups, or even run their own networking meetings. And, of course, they need to follow up with people afterwards.

  • Lesson 1: One-On-One Networking Meetings - In Lesson 1, you'll walk through how to plan one-on-one networking meetings so that your students both gain value from the interaction and start to build a relationship.
  • Lesson 2: Group Networking Meetings - In Lesson 2, you'll show your students how to choose networking groups that will help cultivate mutually beneficial and productive relationships.
  • Lesson 3: Take Control of Your Networking - In Lesson 3, you'll explore how your students can set up and run their own networking group to maximize their visibility and build their brand through networking.
  • Lesson 4: Follow Up After Your Networking Meetings - In Lesson 4, you'll discuss how your students can put in place an effective follow-up strategy so that they get the best return on their investment in networking.

Module 4 - Next Steps

In this final module, you’ll share some tips that will help your students continue to see the best results from their business networking plan.

You’ll also review the course and have your students plan their next action steps, so they can achieve the goals they set for this course.

And here's all the content you'll get!

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Student Materials
  • Course Book (7981 words, 60 pages) – All the content and activity instructions you need to create a comprehensive self-study eBook, online course, bonus resource, or handout for a live workshop (Value $1997).
  • Action Guide (36 pages) – A complete set of worksheets which helps your students take action on what they learn in the Course Book, so you’ll have happy, successful students.
  • Networking Questionnaire (7 pages) – To help your students analyze their last experience of attending a networking event
  • Circle of Excellence - A powerful mental exercise (from NLP) that your students can do again and again to build confidence
  • Networking Tracker (4-tab spreadsheet) – To help your students keep track of all their networking contacts and groups
  • Networking Meetings Checklist (2 pages) – To make sure your students have everything in place before they start networking
  • Summary Cheat Sheet (1948 words, 18 pages) which includes the main takeaways, key points, and action steps from the course. You and your students can use it as a quick reference to save time, versus having to refer to the course book every time. (TIP: Our customers love using the cheat sheet to identify what they want to customize in the course, and for sales copy snippets.)
  • Graphics (25 colorful graphics that are used in the course book and slideshow, .pdf, .ppt & .png). These give a snapshot view of concepts, as well as adding some visual zing.
  • Course Overview Infographic –  A 1-page at-a-glance visual of the course, so your students always know where they are in their progress (.pptx, .pdf & .png).
  • Course Roadmap Infographic – A 1-page at-a-glance visual of their path through the course (.pptx, .pdf & .png).
Instructor Materials
  • Slideshow (151 Slides) – Ready to fire up your recording software or share on webinars, online classrooms, and live presentations or workshops (Takes at least a day to create or $600 to outsource).
  • Speaker Notes (in Slide Notes below slides) – Use the script under the slides (in the .pptx) to guide your presentations and recording. Ready to customize for your language.
  • Top Ways to Deliver Your Training Program Use our tips for picking the best way to deliver your course, based on your audience and your own skills.
  • Instructions for using your new content Step-by-step tips for getting started, customizing, and repurposing your content.
Lead Generation Materials
  • Social Media Posts (10 Tips for sharing on social media) – Use these to get more traffic to your content

Contents are delivered as .docx, pptx and .xls. Images are .pptx, .pdf & .png.

Here are a few ideas for using your content...

  • Use a section of the content as a free giveaway to get more email subscribers on your list
  • Use the slides and speaking notes to run a webinar. Then follow up with paid coaching or consulting sessions
  • Customize and sell your own ecourse and follow it up with additional coaching or more in-depth training on each sub-topic.
  • Use sections of the content for an autoresponder series that pre-sells the entire course, all combined as a paid ebook, webinar, or live workshop.
  • Use the slides and speaker notes to create a video series for your clients, with the worksheets as downloads to accompany each video.
  • Add the content to your paid membership site as a valuable learning resource
  • Share the graphics, infographics, and tweets on social media to promote the course (paid or as a lead magnet), or just to drive traffic to your site
  • Combine this course with other courses at Content Sparks to create a longer educational series or curriculum

FAQS about Essential Business Networking Skills

Is Essential Business Networking Skills right for my audience?

If your audience has an existing, active professional network and has no desire to grow it further, then they're unlikely to be interested in this. However, the truth is that most people don't feel comfortable networking and don't think they have the skills to do it well.

But once you show them that Business Networking Skills can be learned, and that they can transform their life, they'll be eager to join your course. 

What's the difference between Essential Business Networking Skills and  Power Networking for Results?

Great question. Firstly, our Power Networking course is a larger, Blaze package that comes with a full funnel of content. Essential Business Networking Skills is a Beacon level, so it's smaller.

Beyond that, both courses have completely different content and a different focus. Networking Skills focuses on developing the interpersonal skills (like asking questions) AND the confidence needed to build relationships in different settings. That includes planning, preparing, and running both one-on-one and group networking meetings.  It also covers the option of running your own group networking events.

On the other hand, Power Networking cover certain areas more in-depth - such as examining the skills you can offer other people, where you could tap other people's skills, and how to craft different stories about yourself and different conversations you might have. It approaches networking from the angle of identifying a very specific goal for your networking and targeting those individuals who you can help AND who can help you. 

Since both courses are consistent in the concepts they teach, they are a great complement to each other. So we suggest you deliver them separately, at different times. Let people implement one and get comfortable with those networking skills before delivering the other. 

And if you have a choice, we recommend you deliver Essential Business Networking Skills first!

Does this course only work online or can it also be an in-person workshop?

Here at Content Sparks, we've given you everything you need to run your courses online virtually. However, you'll find the content is easy to adapt to an in-person training with some simple replacement of the virtual logistics, group coaching, or live seminar. Just have students do the action steps as small group and partner activities and then reconvene to debrief and discuss their results. 

Many of our clients do amazing in-person events with our course kits, and you will too! 

Can I teach this course if I've not taught these skills before?

Yes... absolutely. For thousands of years, people have known that the best way to understand a concept is to explain it to someone else. Seneca (old Roman philosopher) says as we teach, we learn....

You can work through the course yourself and be your own case study to share with your audience. You can also do a search for "professional networking case study" and contact the person the case study is about and interview them. Interviews are a powerful way to cover any potential gaps in your knowledge or experience. 

Can I create a Low-Ticket Offer with this?

All of this course would be overwhelming as a low-ticket offer. So why not take out Module 1 Lesson 2 (Know Yourself), or Module 2 Lesson 2 (Develop Your Confidence), and turn the lesson into a low-ticket offer instead? You can easily brand and record one of these sections in less than 45 minutes. You might even expand upon the lesson a little more and add in part of the course book to make it more impactful.

You can then simply take out the relevant section from the Action Guide and add it as a handout with your video recording and guide. Now you have a fabulous low-ticket offer!

 The rest of the course can become your core offer.

Can I create a High-Ticket Offer with this?

Yes! You can add in some personal coaching  sessions (we recommend 4) and sell this in the $997-$1497 range. You can expand it to include a mastermind and charge up to $3,000 per person.

To increase the value, add in a little content from Personal Branding, Dealing with Difficult People, and Negotiating Skills to create a really powerful high-ticket offer. (See our curriculum suggestions in the next FAQ too!)

You can also create a resource guide to professional networks in your area (outsource to a Virtual Assistant). A simple spreadsheet is incredibly helpful to your clients and it increases the value of your high ticket offer.

A little extra work turns Essential Business Networking Skills into a powerful high-ticket offer that gives a brilliant ROI and increased revenue for you.

What Curriculum could this be part of?

Here at Content Sparks, we have fabulous professional development content that you can easily brand and turn into an amazing and highly profitable curriculum.

We recommend you take a look at the courses on  Personal BrandingDealing with Difficult People and Negotiating Skills to help people develop a full range of professional skills. And to fully master business networking, add in Power Networking for Results and Using Social Media for Networking.

Can I see a sample of the course content?

Sure! You can see an excerpt from the Course Book HERE:


And if you have more questions, you can always content us at support@contentsparks.com

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What does my license allow me to do with my Content Sparks content?

Your license gives you the rights to edit or cut up the content into sections, combine it with other content, or transform it to other media formats (such as audio, video, graphics, etc).

You can then share or sell the content with paid customers or prospects who have given you contact details.

The exception is the content meant for promotion, such as tweets, blog posts, and graphics. You can publish those freely anywhere on the web to drive traffic to your site and offers.

What am I NOT allowed to do with my Content Sparks content?

You are not allowed to sell or give away a license  or the editable files to anyone else. That means you can NOT sell or share the Private Label Rights (PLR), Resell Rights, or Master Resell Rights to anyone.

Also, you are not allowed to publish the content freely on the web where anyone can read or download it, including free membership sites or forums. The exception is promotional materials, as mentioned above. This protects the value of your content.

Do I have to rewrite the content?

You have the option to rewrite it if you choose, but it is not necessary. However, we recommend that you rewrite and add to any web-based content that you want found by search engines (like Google), so that it will rank higher in search engines. Adding value to existing content is also important, such as additional images, examples, stories, or lists of resources. By adding your own personal examples and experience, you'll boost your reputation and credibility exponentially.

What should I charge for the content once I've made it into a product?

Pricing your content is always a challenge and it depends on your own market. Some people charge $97 for a webinar series. Others add it to a $27/month paid membership program each month. And some have charged as much as $1997 for a full training program with coaching added.

Take a look at what competitors and similar businesses are charging in your industry. Then find your own middle ground based on how you want to position yourself.

We recommend that you never charge less than $27, depending on the length of the program, and charge more if you're adding live or video elements. Charge even more if you're adding coaching.

If I want to set up a sales funnel, how do I get started?

We have a number of tutorials and videos in our blog, as well as a list of our favorite resources we use in our own business.

Start by watching these tutorials:

==> Profiting from Content: Basic Funnel Set Up for Beginners

==> How to Quickly Customize Your Content

And get ideas for resources to use here:

==> Resources I Use in My Business

How can I get help if I need it?

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Michael Bridgman Course Creator

Thanks to Sharyn Sheldon and her crew at Content Sparks

Just want to give a huge shout-out of thanks to Sharyn Sheldon and her crew at Content Sparks…been reading over some of the material I picked up for my education biz and it's fantastic. It's like having a great script to work with and now as the actor/director it's my job to put my own spin on it…but isn't great to have the script to work from? Again, thanks a bunch for being so great at what you do!

VaNessa Duplessie

It saved me at least $50,000 worth of my time.

I used Content Sparks products to create a lead magnet for $37 intro coaching calls. With one solo ad, I got 123 emails and 65 phone numbers of prospects. Now it's up to me to call them! [In addition], I was blown away with the quality. It saved me at least $50,000 worth of my time.

Chris Gloss Possibilities Coach

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It's a tremendous help to be able to reduce timeframes from 45 (days) to under a week. And that helps me secure more deals as well, because I can have that turnover time to be able to help support what the client needs, especially in these challenging times.

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As you can see, Content Sparks course kits pack in a lot of value.

That’s because as sales and marketing  course specialists, we develop top-notch material for you.

So you don’t have to spend months to research the topic, narrow down the key points, outline a logical flow, design learning activities, write all the content, develop worksheets and checklists, create the slideshow, design graphics, edit and proofread everything, and make it look professional.

And you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to hire a team to do all of that for you.

Instead, you can easily and quickly create your own course…

With help from a company with a long track record of success…

You can earn more money, work fewer hours, and become the authority in your market.

All for significantly less than trying to do the same thing on your own.

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I'm  Sharyn Sheldon

I’m a passionate learner who is fanatical about well-written content, hates to waste time, and loves to share my knowledge with others. I’ve also spent over 25 years creating marketing and training programs for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

During that time, I’ve built up my own flourishing businesses as a training consultant and then as a provider of brandable, ready-to-teach business and marketing courses. In other words, we create the courses and YOU get to teach them under YOUR name!

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