Networking skills to craft your future.

Diane Darling is a renowned speaker, instructor, author, and leadership coach specializing in professional networking strategies. She works with individuals and corporations alike teaching both online & offline communication skills, as well as the EQ of building & maintaining relationships.

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DeloitteHarvard Business SchoolCiscoFidelityVerizonMarriott InternationalEuropean Society of Cardiology
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About Diane

Diane is a consultant, keynote speaker, instructor, and leadership coach specializing in professional networking strategies.

She has 20+ years of experience researching, developing, and educating on the role professional networking strategies play in both individual career development, as well as broader business performance.

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20+ years of research & speaking on effective networking.

"I am a tough critic and Diane is the best of the best. Her content was brilliant and her delivery was exceptional."

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Diane's Newsletter: 
The Net Effect

Diane shares networking insights, tips to improve your individual professional brand, and  invitations to fun and helpful events.

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A few tricks to master the networking name game

You have just met someone at an event and then two seconds later you have no clue what their name is.

Networking Tips
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Quality, not quantity for key contacts

It's quality contacts you are after. The number of business cards you get is not an indicator of future business.

Networking Tips
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Test your networking skills to avoid hitting the skids

Networking skills can be practiced - and receiving feedback on how we present to others can be immensely helpful.

Networking Tips

What people say about Diane

"I am a tough critic and Diane is the best of the best. Her content was brilliant and her delivery was exceptional."

“Diane teaches that generating clients isn't a matter of closing ‘sales’; it's a matter of building relationships with people you want to help and who want to help you.”

“…I learned networking the hard way, at one gruesome party after another. You can learn the easy way with Diane Darling’s book.”

Diane's Courses

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Upcoming Events with Diane

Diane hosts virtual networking cafés, in-person meet-ups, and more.

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The Darling Institute:
Learn to network, cohort-style, while improving your professional brand.

Interested in going deeper & applying Diane's teachings in a practical setting? The Darling Institute provides a cohort-style learning environment that gives you useful skills, a  professional brand review, and a welcoming forum to practice and improve your résumé (CV) and narrative. It's a great community, too!

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What else does the Darling Institute provide?

OUR PROGRAM
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Knowledgeable Speakers

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Relevant & Insightful Content

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Motivated, Diverse Community

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Peer & Coach Mentorship

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Learning & Participation Options

The Darling Institute is a fully remote, part-time curriculum in which members engage with content and peers predominantly outside of workday hours. In popular cities, our members sometimes meet up socially in-person (which is totally optional and just for fun!).

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