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The Opportunity M.A.G.N.E.T. Method

A Step-by-Step Hands-On Guide to Online Networking on LinkedIn

Grow your network and make new contacts even when networking events are not an option

This course is for you if you are:

  • An Entrepreneur

  • A Jobseeker

  • An Academic

  • A Coach

  • An Expat

  • A Researcher

AND

  • Live in a remote area

  • Are home-bound

  • Cannot tolerate noisy environments

  • Are relocating to a new country 

  • Have different cultural norms

  • Are way too introverted to talk in groups

What you'll learn in this course:

  • Gain clarity on your unique positioning and your specific networking objective  so you can zero-in on your target and create a plan to build the relationships you want. 

  • Master multiple strategies to grow your network, to deepen it, and to make it work for you.

 

 

  • Create a vibrant and compelling digital presence that will draw your desired audience to you like a MAGNET.​

See what past participants had to say:

I chose to take this course because I had been stymied by the LinkedIn platform and how to use it in my coaching business.  I needed to know how to efficiently and effectively network online. 

 

I like the way Sophie communicates with people and goes over-and-above to connect with and help others.  I thought, if anyone could help me with LinkedIn, it was Sophie. 

After seeing the course web page, I sensed it was the right choice because it offered group support led by an expert with great people skills.

I’m delighted to say, my choice was right on.  The course is very hands-on from start to finish.  I was amazed at the professional relationships one can develop online not only for one’s own enrichment but for the enrichment of others, too. 

It’s great to not only learn how to follow companies and thought-leaders, and how to participate in group discussions, but to actually do it on a regular basis to build relationships, understand trends, and participate in meaningful conversations. 

I’m very pleased to have taken The Opportunity M.A.G.N.E.T. Method course.  It was worth the price and it has given me wings to expand my reach in my coaching practice.  I've joined organizations, connected with many new people, renewed connections from the past and enjoyed contributing to conversations that were of interest to me.  I am pleased with my new-found ease using LinkedIn efficiently and effectively. 

Fran Burke, Life Coach

Before I joined this course, I used to haphazardly "poke around" LinkedIn looking for opportunities and then conclude it wasn’t productive! I just didn’t know how to use it for active, targeted career advancement and productive networking.

 

I decided to join the course because I clearly needed expert guidance and also wanted to learn from others. It really hit me that I had made the right decision when I had a coffee meeting with someone who turned out to be a valuable connection but who I would not have come across had it not been for the method taught in this program.

Thanks to this program I learned to create a well-thought out plan of action for using LinkedIn as a key component of my networking strategy, I definitely had to step out of my comfort zone but as I followed each session, I became more and more confident and strategic about my time spent on LinkedIn. Now I feel directed and focused in using it as a tool for networking that is highly targeted to my goals.

This course was definitely worth the investment I made as I have expanded my skills and tool box to connect with people who are not yet in my network and to engage them in meaningful ongoing dialogue, and I can use these skills for the rest of my life! I love building my network right from my computer!

 

Sophie is a great on-line instructor and engages participants in a learning dialogue that is very empowering!

 

I highly recommend the MAGNET Method program!

Mallory K.,

Director of Fundraising

    The course includes:

  • Videos with step by step instructionsscreen sharing, examples, templates and tools

  • Homework assignments

  • A 21-Day Challenge to anchor new habits

  • Support from fellow participants via Slack

  • Weekly live group video Q&A and practice workshops

The Opportunity MAGNET Method

Modify Your Mindset

Appear on People's Radar

Grow Your Connections

Nurture Your Relationships

Educate Yourself and Others

Tend Your Network Like a Garden

A Step-by-Step Hands-On Guide to Online Networking

Only $197

The next session of the course will take place in the spring of 2020. You can sign up for the waiting list to be alerted when the dates are set.

My entire business is based on having a large, deep and solid network around the world and most of it was built by networking online. Now you can use what I have learned and build your own network, wherever you are, thanks to the Opportunity MAGNET Method: A Step-by-Step Hands-On Guide to Online Networking!

I have been doing this for many years.

 

Take a look below. The press coverage, the speaking engagements, the webinars, the podcasts... It ALL came from Online Networking! 

 

This is to illustrate the results I got from doing exactly what I will show you in the Step-by-Step Hands-On Guide To Online Networking. 

Excerpt from Forbes interview of Sophie Lechner:

 

“Lechner [..] calls upon select individuals from her global network located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, who can share knowledge with [her] clients."

Schedule

Group size is limited to 15 to ensure students all receive personalized attention. 

 

The next session of the course will take place in the spring of 2020. You can sign up for the waiting list to be alerted when the dates are set.

 

See what some past participants have to say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing a Personal Plan changed my mindset on using solely my resume as a way to describe myself to potential employers and in networking.  Having clearly defined goals, strengths and what I can offer others gives me a way to stand out and make more meaningful connections; 

I now have a much better understanding of the importance of online networking and utilizing my personal plan as I continue on my job search."

 

Michelle D.R.

Non-Profit Executive

"The information provided in Sophie's Online Networking course has been an invaluable resource on how to network effectively online in order to expand and enrich my networking connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being able to engage in a productive two-way conversation with other professionals has enriched me well beyond the job search and will help me in my career going forward.  

 

These networking skills are a must have to land a job in a first place.

 

I am very grateful that I had a chance to learn from the best!

Liliya T.

Sustainability Executive

"I am thrilled with the results of Sophie's Online Networking course. It allowed me to define a clear objective for my networking strategy and taught me very useful techniques to find and engage with professionals in my field.

See what some past participants have to say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing a Personal Plan changed my mindset on using solely my resume as a way to describe myself to potential employers and in networking.  Having clearly defined goals, strengths and what I can offer others gives me a way to stand out and make more meaningful connections; 

I now have a much better understanding of the importance of online networking and utilizing my personal plan as I continue on my job search."

 

Michelle D.R.

Non-Profit Executive

"The information provided in Sophie's Online Networking course has been an invaluable resource on how to network effectively online in order to expand and enrich my networking connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being able to engage in a productive two-way conversation with other professionals has enriched me well beyond the job search and will help me in my career going forward.  

 

These networking skills are a must have to land a job in a first place.

 

I am very grateful that I had a chance to learn from the best!

Liliya T.

Sustainability Executive

"I am thrilled with the results of Sophie's Online Networking course. It allowed me to define a clear objective for my networking strategy and taught me very useful techniques to find and engage with professionals in my field.

Then stop chasing the leads, job offers, publications, clients, at networking events.

Instead, adopt an approach that will inspire and energize YOU.

Because success is NOT about finding opportunities;

it's about making sure they FIND YOU.

What Comes with the Course:

Before:

  • On-boarding materials to get the most out of the course

  • An online assessment 

  • A one-on-one 30-minute strategy call

During:

  • 4 hours of live sessions with hands-on practice through screen-sharing and Q&A

  • Access to recordings of every session

  • Practice exercises to ensure you master the topics before the next lesson

  • Email access to instructor and a private Facebook group for peer support

  •  A 21-Day Challenge with daily instructions to anchor your new networking habits.

After:

  • A follow-up call 2 months after completion of the course 

Special Pilot Pricing

Based on my hourly rate and all the time we'll work together this course is valued at $997.

However, this is a course I am piloting and because of that I will be asking you for a lot of feedback so I want to offer you a very special price of $197.

Curriculum

Pre-work

 

 

  • Read "Set Up for Success" document provided

  • Short survey: Assessing where you are

  • Exercise: Identifying your challenges

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Week 1

  • Review settings and expectations

  • Overcoming your internal challenges

  • What is networking? Why network?

  • What relationships do you want to build?

  • Crafting your networking plan

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Week 2

  • Let's start expanding

  • Inviting your immediate circle

  • Identifying priorities

  • Soft outreach

  • Launch 21-Day Challenge

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Week 3

  • Following companies

  • Identifying and following thought-leaders

  • Selecting groups to join

  • Participating in group discussions

  • Liking and sharing posts

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Week 4

  • Selecting who to speak with

  • Suggesting a conversation

  • Bringing it all together

  • Anatomy of a relationship

  • Networking for life

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