Kingsley Aikins has spent over 30 years working in 6 countries in the areas of trade and investment, philanthropy, education, culture, tourism and sport. Throughout this unique international experience he has come to appreciate the importance of networking and has since created a series of innovative and practical ways to teach this important skill – something that schools and colleges don’t teach and companies don’t have strategies for. The masterclass is designed to encourage behaviour change through the gradual adoption of a series of networking skills, which will give each participant a distinct competitive advantage in today’s changing business world. Research shows that people who are good networkers live longer, are stronger mentally and physically and are happier.
This two hour masterclass for the Shannon Chamber of Commerce will cover the following areas:
– Why networking is critical in a changed business world
– Characteristics of great networkers
– Harsh realities of business
– Social Capital
– The 4 step networking process
– The myth of individualism
– Funnels of serendipity
– The power of attention
– Hi tech and hi touch
– Personal branding
– Attitudes and behaviour
Each participant in the Shannon Chamber Masterclass will receive a Networking Resource Booklet and 50 Networking Tips.
About Kingsley Aikins
Kingsley Aikins is founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters, a Dublin based consultancy company that advises countries, cities, regions, companies and organisations on how to develop strategies to connect with their Diasporas. He is a recognised expert on Networking and has written and spoken extensively on the topic and has run workshops and online/offline Networking Training Programmes for Google, Linkedin, Accenture, Intel, PwC, KPMG and a number of the leading law firms in Dublin. He is an Economics and Politics graduate of Trinity College Dublin . In his career he worked for 10 years for the Irish Trade Board and IDA Ireland and was based in Sydney. He then led the Ireland Funds for 21 years, mostly based in Boston. In his time with the Funds over a quarter of a billion dollars was raised for projects in Ireland. He was awarded a CBE for his work on British-Irish issues. He represented Trinity College, Irish Universities, Vichy (France) and Leinster at rugby. He is married with 3 children and lives in Dublin.
Registration & Networking: from 17.30p.m.
Members €40 / Non-Members €60
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