Will Kintish is a UK leading authority in Business Networking Skills training
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY… WHAT A SHOCK
On June 1st, 2000 it was the start of my new career after 35+ years practising as an accountant. It’s been a wonderful and fulfilling period of my life. I have presented to 120,000+ delegates with the aim of helping them develop their face-to-face networking skills. Yes F2F. For 19 years 9 months, there was no mention of social distancing, ‘virtual coffees’ and online networking was seen as a second best. (Still is!)
I thank everyone who came to listen, to the many business friends I have made, to my past colleagues who helped me build the business and to my family who must be fed up listening to phrases like:
‘If you don’t go you’ll never know’
‘Strategy for survival is visibility’
‘Best to join an open 3 rather than a closed 2’
From June 1st 2000 until March 10th 2020 I travelled the length and breadth of the UK and lots of European countries to share my expertise.
And now? I am in my home office and enjoying virtual 121’s and attending online networking groups. Having said that, the minute someone says, ‘Can you present at my conference or run a workshop?’… I will be there.
AND WHAT OF THE FUTURE?
How to become an effective top-class online networker
In our new world where, at the moment, we can’t shake hands, ‘work the room’ or easily read the other person’s body language how can we ensure all the time we spend, on Zoom and other virtual communication channels is of value? There is nothing to beat ‘real’ networking but when you and I plan our strategy and take regular effective action I believe we can get close to the genuine thing.
The future of networking
I think you will agree there is a groundswell of opinion that the business community is embracing online communication because it has to. But what happens when we can return to coffee shops for 1-2-1’s, conferences and networking events? My prediction is for years to come and maybe for ever, both forms of networking will become the norm. One major benefit will be the time and cost savings.
Learn to become a more effective networker without travel
I have developed my ‘live’ online training using video conferencing. Details here: https://www.kintish.co.uk/live-courses-delivered-online
And when you view here you see my online networking programme: https://www.kintish.co.uk/online-training-courses
This covers both face-to-face and online networking skills. The original parts 1 – 4 include explanations where differences occur and the new part 5 is dedicated to only effective online networking skills.
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I have personally helped thousands of people become confident and effective networkers by delivering business networking tips, techniques and training to professionals, in the widest sense, in the UK and throughout the world.
Many of my courses are CPD accredited and presentations to Solicitors, Barristers, Accountants, Academics, Banking and Insurance, Property Professionals, and Non-profits have helped professionals in these specialised industries to maximise their return from the numerous social and business related networking events they find themselves attending.
As a published author and an international keynote speaker, I have been able to introduce my Business Networking philosophy to a much wider audience and am now heavily involved in preparing the young professionals of the future in the skills needed to effectively network by working closely with universities and colleges in the Academic Community producing customised in-house courses.
As the world becomes more reliant on IT the vital personal skills of networking and face-to-face communication is often overlooked. I addresses this oversight in an extremely informative, fun and professional manner.