The art of networking

Tuesday 01 November 2022 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Evening Event

This is an in-person networking and knowledge sharing opportunity.

This event has been organised by CFA UK's Soft Skills working group.

We all know that networking is good for your career. But how many of us are excited at the prospect of networking?

Emerging out of the pandemic, the value behind connecting with people is being rediscovered. Although undoubtedly important, networking does not come naturally to many, and often people feel defeated even before starting to build relationships in earnest.

However, help is at hand – a simple tweak of the mindset combined with a tried and tested toolkit of a great networker can give even the most reluctant person the confidence to develop these essential skills.

In this session, Alisa Grafton will reflect on the most common thoughts that hold people back, as well as share the practical and tactical approaches to building effective and longstanding professional relationships. At this interactive presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to put into practice the learned skills.

Alisa's book, Great Networking: the Art and Practice of Building Authentic Professional Relationships  will be on sale at this event for a special discounted price of £9.99 (RRP £12.99). Purchase can be made via card payment. 


Registration: 18:00

Event: 18:30 - 19:30

Networking: 19:30 - 20:30


Alisa Grafton, Author

Alisa Grafton is a Lawyer, a practising Scrivener Notary and a partner, who has been working in the City of London and the West End for over 20 years.

She credits much of her professional success to learning how to create authentic, mutually-giving connections with others, and maintaining existing relationships within her network.

Great Networking: the Art and Practice of Building Authentic Professional Relationships  is her first book, which reflects on her personal journey as a young professional, draws inspiration from those who have proven to be masterful at networking, and guides the reader through the complete process of becoming effective at building great, happy professional relationships, whilst staying true to yourself.   

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