12 Steps to Great Relationships

This course takes you through steps on how to create and maintain positive business relationships and effective ways to introduce themselves.

Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • that relationships are vital to your life and work
  • how to establish and maintain relationships from the first handshake through the life of the relationship
  • the skills needed to be great at relationships with practical exercises and concrete applications

Course Description

This course takes participants through each step of how to create and maintain positive business relationships. Participants will learn every aspect of effective communication from ways to introduce themselves, to that crucial first handshake. Brent shares valuable techniques such as how to remember names and the art of following-up. This program is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively network and forge great relationships that will help create and drive future business.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • recognize that relationships affect many areas of your life and work
  • describe how your professional and personal relationships and networking will make or break your career and enhance your life
  • identify how relationships help you generate new ideas
  • describe how relationships positively affect your well-being
  • demonstrate proficiency in how to create better relationships and more networks personally and professionally

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About the Author

Brent Darnell earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village. Because of these first-hand experiences, Brent speaks with a deep understanding of his audience and the problems they commonly face. His passion is to transform the industry into one that is more collaborative, more relationship is driven, and more fun.

The impact of Brent’s unique programs spans the globe and his clients include Skanska, Kiewit, Balfour Beatty, Clark, Manhattan, McCarthy, Heery, Beck, Barton Malow, Batson Cook, Granite, Brasfield & Gorrie, Jacobsen Construction, the AGC, ABC, DBIA, COAA, CMAA. He is also an adjunct professor at Auburn, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, teaching emotional intelligence and people skills to their technical students.

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