Networking for Non-networkers

Networking events make you nervous? Walking into a room full of strangers fill you with fear? Small talk make you want to poke your eyes out? Then join Jeni Smith, founder of NetKno, for this interactive networking workshop! Build your confidence, grow your business, and progress in your career by developing your networking skills to build and nurture effective relationships. Here’s what we’ll be covering…

  • The Principles of Networking
  • The Power of Networking
  • Confidence! – Room Reading
  • Getting In and Out of Conversations
  • Introducing Yourself
  • Small Talk
  • Network Diversity
  • Connection Marketing
  • Trust
  • Relationships Management

By the end of this fun, informal, action-packed workshop you’ll have all the confidence, skills, and tools to network like a pro!*

*Introverts included

11th November

Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NE1 7RU

09.30 – 11.30


Jeni Smith

Jeni is passionate about connecting people. With sixteen years’ experience, Jeni now teaches networking skills to professionals and academics all over the world, and creates networking strategies to help people come together and build effective, long-term relationships.

During her career she has won several awards in enterprise including being named within the ‘Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs’ in the UK, and finalist for Start-Up of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 & 2022.

Between 2017-19 she conducted two rounds of academic research with Durham University, exploring her strategic business networking model. The research results spurred her on to launch NetKno to help individuals and businesses become more confident, efficient, and strategic networkers.

Jeni truly believes that networking has the ability to change people’s lives, unlock hidden potential, spark world-changing ideas and be the catalyst for positive change: all starting with a simple “Hello”.

back to top