International networking

 
 
Achieve your (international) goals through networking

In today’s highly competitive world, being an effective networker can make you stand out from the crowd. In this course you learn about the art of networking and start to achieve your goals!

  • Would you like to get more clients, customers or develop your international business?
  • Do you want to be more confident, learn about the market and what the competition is doing?
  • Do you attend networking meetings, but you don’t see the results yet
  • Do you find yourself in a situation where you want to get your dream job or a promotion but you’re not able to ‘spread your wings’ surrounded by people within your close network?

If you answered YES to at least one of these questions, then this course is for you!

Benefits of attendance

This course gives you the tools and practise to bridge the cultural gap in networking and become a more effective international networker, which results in:

  • more customers
  • getting more strategic partners
  • more confidence when talking to people
  • better chances to find the future employer
  • be able to network with influential people and decision makers
  • finding the right team of people to join your business
  • meeting people with similar interests
  • knowledge of the market and learning what the competition is doing
  • promoting your personal brand.
Extra’s: The NOMAD’ profiler

Exclusive online tool
All trainings of Akteos include our online tool, the Nomad’ Profiler. This exclusive resource allows you to create an individual Cultural Profile and to compare your personal working preferences with other cultures to gain a fuller understanding of cultural differences and potential gaps to bridge. It also includes more than 70 country packs with a wealth of reliable information on values, cultural traits and business life for each country.

Programme Outline

Programme Outline
A crucial step in networking and the process of doing business is to identify, interpret and respond in the most effective way. We help you with this through the following components:

  • What is networking and how it can help you.
  • Learn the secrets of small talk – how to lead a conversation and make a good impression.
  • How to create your networking ACTION PLAN and why.
  • What networking meetings to go on and how to prepare for them.
  • How to prepare a networking strategy to achieve your goals.
  • How creating a business network can help you grow your business.
  • How to answer the question “What do you do?”
  • The 8 biggest mistakes in building relationships and how to avoid them.

Reviews

Reviews
“Wojciech has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a number of different business areas across multicultural networks, a great networker which he adopts with passion, drive, and enthusiasm, a true business professional. He is a great resource for any organization wanting to understand and get more involved in the networking environment.”Kevin Hall, Head of Sales at Federation of Small Businesses.

“Working in sales for more than 10 years, I believe that it is worth to attend the Networking Academy conducted by Wojciech Kołodziejczak. A well-prepared workshop that let you learn how to build business relationships from a completely different but practical and engaging angle. Thanks to this training, you will achieve your goals faster and I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve soft skills too.”Marcin Kamoda, Sales Coach

“Wojciech, I cannot thank you enough for making me aware of not only what networking is, but also what it is not. I shall look forward to attending networking events now. I would definitely recommend attending your workshops to networking newbies and seasoned networkers alike. Your workshops and programmes should be offered as part of a curriculum in secondary schools, colleges and universities, as what you teach is applicable in all areas of life, not just in business.”Mariola Gardner, English-Polish Interpreter

“Our warmest thanks for delivering such a down to earth presentation on networking to our Master’s in Conference Interpreting students at London Metropolitan University. Their feedback was unanimous: engaging, interactive, fun and informative. They felt empowered to go beyond the fear or nerves to connect with other people you do not know. They were able to relate and left energized, ready to get going with their networking strategies. Your personal touch with stories and personal advice helped them a great deal to understand that one has to move beyond what may feel like failure or discouragement to achieve one’s goal. On their behalf, I would like to thank you. “.Danielle D’Hayer, London Metropolitan University


About the trainer

Wojciech Kolodziejczak
Wojciech’s mission is to promote cross-cultural networking and to educate professionals that building strong business relations can help them grow their careers, businesses and personal lives.
He is a business trainer specialised in cross-cultural communication, networking, and negotiation skills for British, Polish, and other international businesses. He is also a visiting lecturer on cross-cultural networking skills for the Federation of Small Businesses, London Metropolitan University and other organisations. More info about Wojciech: www.lifenetworker.com