WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIFT THE NELSON TRUST £40?

In a nutshell here’s how….

….through a special ‘time limited’ offer (which includes a donation of £40 to The Nelson Trust) where you will….

….receive lifetime access to our new 5 week ‘Networking for Humans’ online training course AND a 1-year supporter package to The Human Business.

So what’s your relationship with business networking?

Do you love it or loathe it?

Are you exhausted by it?

Are you having fun doing it?

Does it generate the return you want?

A key part of a micro business owner’s marketing activity is spent attending business networking events.

Yet the truth is most business networking events have not changed their format in more than 30 years and work on an outdated approach of delivering an ‘elevator pitch’ that focuses on making a sale rather than building a network.

This is your invitation to learn how to become a ‘human networker’ and discover how to put the fun and effectiveness back into your networking.

Less time, less money, more efficiency, more fun!

The real process of building a friendship or creating a community involves performing a series of small actions well:

  • being curious about other people.
  • disagreeing without poisoning relationships.
  • revealing vulnerability at an appropriate pace.
  • being a good listener.
  • knowing how to ask for and offer forgiveness.
  • knowing how to host a gathering where everyone feels embraced.
  • knowing how to see things from another’s point of view.

Our Networking for Humans course provides an alternative approach to the ubiquitous nature of the ‘automated and impersonal’ marketing activities that most people unconsciously pursue.

This human centric approach to business networking and business development allows you to effortlessly create trusted connections through all your existing networking activities.

Networking for Humans is a practical NOT a theoretical course.

Delivered over 5 weekly lessons it not only addresses the challenges identified above but also looks at them through the differences that exist between ‘on-line’ and ‘in person’ events.

To accurately know an­other person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood. That is at the heart of what it means to be good person. That is what it means to be a Human Business. That is what lies at the heart of our Networking for Humans course.

What is the course structure?

5 weekly group sessions of one-hour live on Zoom (recorded for those who can’t make the live session)

Week 1 – Intro and “Find your tribe”

  • We are social animals. We had to network to survive.
  • We have always looked to be part of a tribe to flourish and protect ourselves.
  • So networking is not a new thing invented in the USA in the 80s we have always done it.
  • Learn how and where to find the right people, your tribe.

Week 2 – The Six Cs

  • Learn and understand the six steps to take to start making the right connections.
  • We start with ‘Curiosity’, actually the first step is to know ourselves.
  • A conversation is two or more people who are all listening as well as talking.
  • Learn how to ‘actively’ listen and remember people.
  • To be ‘interesting’ you must be ‘interested’.

Week 3 –Knowing what to say/starting conversations

  • How to tell people what you do without, selling, being pushy or ‘pitching’
  • Using questions to ‘banish small talk’ when you start a conversation.
  • How to speak to a room and be heard
  • Create and practice a short conversation with the other participants (it’s a safe space to practice)

Week 4 –Three different kinds of ‘live events’

  • Structured Network meetings you pay to attend.
  • Meetings where there is little, or no structure and you have to ‘help yourself’.
  • Other social gatherings where is an opportunity to network even though that’s not the purpose of the event.
  • It’s different ‘online’.
  • Master the additional skills needed to build trusted connections ‘on-line’.
  • Learn the different ways of connecting at these different kinds of networking opportunities.

Week 5 –Sum up and action plan for the future

  • Learn and practice a process to find people who are a good match for you on social media.
  • Learn how to save time by knowing how to deal (kindly and respectfully) with people who aren’t.
  • Master the additional skills needed to build trusted connections ‘on-line’.
  • How to stay in touch, maintain and grow your relationships.

What is the course structure?

5 weekly group sessions of one-hour live on Zoom (recorded for those who can’t make the live session)

Week 1 – Intro and “Find your tribe”

  • We are social animals. We had to network to survive.
  • We have always looked to be part of a tribe to flourish and protect ourselves.
  • So networking is not a new thing invented in the USA in the 80s we have always done it.
  • Learn how and where to find the right people, your tribe.

Week 2 – The Six Cs

  • Learn and understand the six steps to take to start making the right connections.
  • We start with ‘Curiosity’, actually the first step is to know ourselves.
  • A conversation is two or more people who are all listening as well as talking.
  • Learn how to ‘actively’ listen and remember people.
  • To be ‘interesting’ you must be ‘interested’.

Week 3 –Knowing what to say/starting conversations

  • How to tell people what you do without, selling, being pushy or ‘pitching’
  • Using questions to ‘banish small talk’ when you start a conversation.
  • How to speak to a room and be heard
  • Create and practice a short conversation with the other participants (it’s a safe space to practice)

Week 4 –Three different kinds of ‘live events’

  • Structured Network meetings you pay to attend.
  • Meetings where there is little, or no structure and you have to ‘help yourself’.
  • Other social gatherings where is an opportunity to network even though that’s not the purpose of the event.
  • It’s different ‘online’.
  • Master the additional skills needed to build trusted connections ‘on-line’.
  • Learn the different ways of connecting at these different kinds of networking opportunities.

Week 5 –Sum up and action plan for the future

  • Learn and practice a process to find people who are a good match for you on social media.
  • And save time by knowing how to deal (kindly and respectfully) with people who aren’t.
  • Master the additional skills needed to build trusted connections ‘on-line’.
  • How to stay in touch, maintain and grow your relationships.

Who is The Human Business?

The Human Business is a new Gloucestershire based social enterprise on a BOLD mission to put human into one million UK businesses .

Small businesses play a crucial role in the health of the UK economy, accounting for, as at the start of 2022, at least 99.9% of all businesses, 61% of all jobs, and a contribution of £2.1 trillion or 51% of UK GDP.

Yet, despite their undeniable economic importance and their deep roots within the community, the realm of small business owner wellbeing remains relatively unexplored.

So earlier this year we commissioned and published a report called ‘Wellbeing and the Future of Work’ which confirmed some worrying challenges that micro businesses are facing.

We aim to change that!

What does being a supporter of The Human Business give me?

1.   10 x Online monthly workshops

Our monthly online ‘Permission to be Human’ workshop brings our community together in a safe environment to network and explore the challenges, identified in our ‘Wellbeing and The Future of Work’ report, that are currently impacting upon their business and their personal wellbeing.

The community is facilitated through a learning exercise where everyone can either find an answer to their own particular challenge or gain a deeper understanding and an acceptance of the challenge others might be experiencing. Thereby creating deeper, more meaningful and trusted connections between community members.

2.  3 x ‘In-person’ events

This is an opportunity for the community to deepen their connections with one another through taking part in a charity fund-raising event and exploring how they might be of service to each other.

3.   Curated Introductions

One of the key challenges for micro business owners face is balancing the demands on their time. Providing ‘curated’ introductions will help reduce the amount of time they may spend developing relationships that ultimately end up going nowhere, resulting in both stress and/or financial pressure.

4.   The Human Business Book Club

Our book club takes a range of business and personal development bestsellers and converts them into a course that allows micro business owners to read, digest and apply key learnings from each book studied.

Through weekly group discussions with other supporters, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the topic and deepen your connection with other supporters.

This is a book club for supporters who want to take action and be held accountable. It’s a book club that provides the space for skills application rather than just information gathering.

What does being a supporter of The Human Business give me?

1.   10 x Online monthly workshops

Our monthly online ‘Permission to be Human’ workshop brings our community together in a safe environment to network and explore the challenges, identified in our ‘Wellbeing and The Future of Work’ report, that are currently impacting upon their business and their personal wellbeing.

The community is facilitated through a learning exercise where everyone can either find an answer to their own particular challenge or gain a deeper understanding and an acceptance of the challenge others might be experiencing. Thereby creating deeper, more meaningful and trusted connections between community members.

2.  3 x ‘In-person’ events

This is an opportunity for the community to deepen their connections with one another through taking part in a charity fund-raising event and exploring how they might be of service to each other.

3.   Curated Introductions

One of the key challenges for micro business owners face is balancing the demands on their time. Providing ‘curated’ introductions will help reduce the amount of time they may spend developing relationships that ultimately end up going nowhere, resulting in both stress and/or financial pressure.

4.   The Human Business Book Club

Our book club takes a range of business and personal development bestsellers and converts them into a course that allows micro business owners to read, digest and apply key learnings from each book studied.

Through weekly group discussions with other supporters, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the topic and deepen your connection with other supporters.

This is a book club for supporters who want to take action and be held accountable. It’s a book club that provides the space for skill application rather than just more information gathering.

The Offer

We are offering 50 places on the beta version of our ‘Networking for Humans’ online training course.

In addition to lifetime access to our ‘Networking for Humans’ online training programme you will also receive a 1-year supporter package to The Human Business.

The investment for both is a special ‘bundle price’ of £99.00 (regular price £200.00).

To support the valuable work of The Nelson Trust, £40.00 of that price is going directly to them via a special charity donation link.

The balance of £59.00 is payable to us in 2 instalments of £29.50 each.

Places on our ‘Networking for Humans’ training course are available on a first come, first served basis until Monday 17th January.

Our ‘Networking for Humans’ training course will commence on Wednesday 7th February.

If you have any questions relating to this offer, or indeed anything related to the work we’re doing at The Human Business, then feel free to contact on info@thehumanbusiness.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you into The Human Business Commmunity and sharing with everything we know to help you network in a more human way.

We have many exciting things planned for our community over the course of 2024. If you believe that good business is more than simply making money then we invite you to join us on our mission to put human into business!

Terry and Phil

Directors of The Human Business