April 5, 2013
8.30-9.30, 2013 am
SSES office, Saltmätargatan 9
Networking: love it or hate it, when done well it can be the fastest way to get you what you want. But few people love it, and yet most would describe themselves as sociable. For you, however, that may be about to change.
Making business contacts is critical at all stages of your career, but never more so than in the beginning. Networking, however, often seems contrived, slightly awkward and even a somewhat scary, which is why so many people only chat to people they already know at networking events. Hardly the point of networking!
This Toolbox Friday is packed with concrete tips on how to make business contacts as a key step towards reaching your goals. Using a lively blend of interactive theory and practice, this session teaches you the essentials of how to work your way through a room, and how to enter and exit conversations smoothly. You will take away strategies that you can implement right away.
Mikolaj Norek is the Managing Director of FIM, the Forum for Innovation Management. FIM is an activity within the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation focusing on bringing together senior policy makers and selected high-level representatives from academia and the private sectors. FIM's operations include closed-door salon debates, seminars and workshops.
Mikolaj obtained a Master in Business Administration and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. In Vienna he has also founded and run a number of ventures, ranging from a theatre festival catering, a cosmetics production line to an exclusive contemporary art gallery.
In Sweden he is also the co-founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Programme bringing entrepreneurship and a global mindset to Swedish high schools. His latest venture is Lunch for Change, creating lunch meetings between young job seekers and decision makers.
A passionate networker, Mikolaj is also a Board Member of the Silicon Vikings and the Social Entrepreneurship Forum.