Practice Business Networking

Practice your networking skills and build stronger connections with people you meet at conferences, meetings and other social occasions.


Effective networking is an important aspect of career development. Building relationships with a wide range of people can win you new business clients, increase your chance of finding a new job, as well as advancing your career.

There are two different networking exercises for you to practice in. Each teaches different skills, as outlined below.

Exercise 1: Networking Essentials

Meet with different people at a networking event and answer quiz questions about what they say. Skills you will learn:

  • Active listening
  • Eye contact
  • Building rapport

Exercise 2: Networking Conversations with AI

Meet with 4 AI-powered avatars, each with a different personality. Start the conversation and build rapport with each avatar. Skills you will learn:

  • Introducing yourself
  • Delivering an elevator pitch
  • Telling a story
  • How to end a conversation


The business networking exercises can be accessed from your web browser, no installation or download is required. You can also access the scenarios from virtual reality, if you have a VR headset.

PC / Laptop Virtual Reality


Networking Essentials

Networking Essentials

Networking Advanced

Networking Conversations with AI

Topics covered

Networking Conversations Effective Listening People Skills

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