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Autumn Schedule for Networking Events and Training in full swing

As autumn sets in, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is set to host plenty of networking and training events in the upcoming months.

The next Glasgow Talks guest speaker will be Glasgow business veteran, Lord Willie Haughey, OBE.On 25 October at 200 SVS, he will tell a Chamber audience about his business journey, growing his company from four employees to over 14,500 across the globe.

November will see two Glasgow Talks events taking place. The first speaker of the month will be Jane Wood, UK Nations and Regions Director of BT Group, on 06 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central. She will discuss issues relating to connectivity and skills for the future workforce.

Jon Stanton, Chief Executive of the Weir Group will be the guest speaker on November 20, at 29 Royal Exchange Square, delving into his business journey.

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AdSmart from Sky, to offer a breakfast briefing to highlight the benefits and attributes of their new platform for TV advertising the event will be held on 30 October at Citizen M.

Stephen Noble, Content Director at integrated marketing agency BIG Partnership will speak at the event, offering advice and demonstration of how video can be implemented into advertising strategy. Stephen is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most innovative and influential creative thinkers and has led international, big-ticket brand campaigns includes the likes of: Disney, SSE, Virgin, Audi, Tesco and Seat. With his infectious enthusiasm and energy, Stephen is passionate about originality and creating a brand story and identity that clients can own. Upcoming training courses hosted by the Chamber include Building Winning Teams, Let's Zap Your Fear of Public Speaking and Managing People and Performance.

Business Skills workshop, Managing People and Performance will take place on 08 October at 30 George Square. Attendees will explore how best to delegate and develop active listening and good questioning techniques, which are key to handling difficult conversations. Strategies will be shared for managing conflict in the workplace and how to apply them on a day-to-day basis.

The Focus On workshop, Building Winning Teams, will take place the following day also at 30 George Square, and is open to all levels of management, whether it be new or experienced. Attendees will discuss the concepts of high performing teams, motivating and leading others and people development. In addition to the blend, models and theories to bring team leadership alive, focussing on team roles and responsibilities, what to do when people don’t deliver what’s expected and what to do when they do will be covered. The workshop focuses on improving team performance and the key aspects of people engagement, delegation and performance. Finally, every team member’s individuality and that one size does not fit all will be explored.

Concluding the week’s courses of skills improvement workshops will be Let's Zap Your Fear of Public Speaking with Russell Walker, which will take place on 10 October at 30 George Square.The training aims to enable attendees to control nerves, influencing an audience with body language, speech writing and will aid in finding your authentic voice and how to use it properly.

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