Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doing JCI Presenter in Milan

On the 12 and 13 of December I had the pleasure to be Head Trainer of JCI Presenter (JCI official course about presentation techniques) in Milan for 16 JCI Italy members.

The course was a success thanks to the quality of the participants, great organization led by Patrizia Roconi (JCI Italy) and my two Assitant Trainers Andrea Parisi (JCI Italy) and Rui Sarmento Santos Clara (JCI Portugal).

Also I had the opportunity to witness the excellent work that JCI Italy did during 2009 under the presidency of Chiara Milani, that will be 2010 JCI Vice-President.

To all my gratitude for make me feel very much at home.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Delivering Training to Young People in Sicily

From 4 to 8 of December I had the privilege to participate as trainer at the Euro-Med Youth Village, in the beautiful city of Ragusa, Sicily, with the support of EU funds.

The trainings were about networking and communication, there were almost 40 participants on this training that came from Malta, Greece, Turkey, Italy and Romania.

I had as colleague in the trainings Alun Hill a British journalist that works with CNN. We work great together.

Finally, I have to give a great thanks Stefania Garrone and her organization team, for inviting me and for the all there effort to make this event a success.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Training at the JCI World Congress in Hammamet, Tunisia

Every year JCI members worldwide meet in one place, this time was between November 16 and 22 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

As always was a great experience where I had the opportunity to deliver training, JCI Trainer, 15 minutes of Fame for Trainers, Self-knowledge and JCI Head Trainer.

Fun and personal development were together in Tunisia.

On the last day I had the opportunity to present my JCI experience to JCI Tunisia members in Tunis.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Book signing of “Networking – Guia de Sobrevivência Profissional” by Filipe Carrera

On November 12, at 6.30pm, will take place on the famous book store FNAC Colombo in Lisbon the book signing of “Networking – Guia de Sobrevivência Profissional” (Networking – Professional Survival Guide), edited by Edições Sílabo 2009, by Filipe Carrera.

As special guest at this book signing will be present Dr. Eduardo Catroga (author of the preface) and Paula Machado (RDP journalist).

In the world one lives in being competent is not enough: one needs market recognition. A professional of excellence cannot be confined to his space, so networking has become indispensable as an intelligent method of managing contact networks.

This book is intended for all professionals who want to push their careers and businesses forward. For this purpose, simple and efficient networking techniques are presented, with the goal of preventing crises and performing a well-succeeded personal and business plan.

Throughout this book, you will be able to find multitude of examples of situations experienced by the author and by professionals from 18 countries, in different backgrounds, situations, countries, and cultures, thus illustrating the various tools and techniques presented.

A particular emphasis is given to the use of new technologies in networking, chiefly the tools made available by Web 2.0; within this environment, you may find a Facebook page (Networking – Your guide for professional survival) which works as an interactive space between the readers and the author and provides access to new resources in multiple formats.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Great Romanian Tour

From October 25 till November 4 I had the opportunity to deliver seminars and trainings in Bucharest and in Iasi.

On the October 26 I had a press conference followed by the Art of Networking seminar which was attend by around 70 people.

Two days after I was delivering JCI Presenter in Iasi, where on the 29 I deliver a second Networking seminar to 100 entrepreneurs sponsored by Post Privatisation Foundation of Romania.

Also I had the opportunity to deliver two seminars about Self-knowledge at the JCI Romania National Conference.

Finally on November 2 and 3 I was Head Trainer of JCI Trainer, in Iasi.

It was a great experience thanks to a great organization and great participants. I will for sure repeat great Romanian Tour.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My First Time in Malta

I was between October 14 and 18 in Malta delivering JCI Trainer and my own seminar about “Managing Virtual Teams” and I found great participants very motivated.

Also organization was great, a big thanks to Rachael Blackburn Sciberras for organizing all so well, to my two assistant trainers (Stephen Camilleri e Michael Pedersen), to JCI Malta president Maria Zahra and all the other participants from Malta and Cyprus that created a great learning environment.

See you all in Tunisia :-)

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Oktoberfest Experience!

I had the privilege to be one of the trainers at the first Wiesn School, a training event that was organized by JCI Munich, at the wonderful training centre of IHK placed at 35 Km from Munich.

This training event took place from 2 to 4 of October and of course included going to the Oktoberfest and having lots of fun. The training team had also as trainers Iris Barnert (JCI Germany), Martin Hlavacek (JCI Austria) and Per Stiling (JCI Norway).

Iris Barnert was also in charge of the organization with a devoted team, thanks to them the participants and I had a fantastic experience.

So next year you must go to the Wiesn School and feel the great Bavarian hospitality.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Doing training in Denmark

On the 18 of September I had the opportunity to give a seminar about e-Marketing in Aarhus to a very interested audience.

The next day I was very fortuned to be Head Trainer in a great JCI Trainer in Aarhus, thanks to a very committed group of participants that worked long hours to do their best work. Thanks to excellent Assistant Trainers Mikkel Salling and Aldis Alliks (from Latvia) and finally we got a great organizer Per Freitag.

Also it was an opportunity to check the beautiful city Aarhus that will have the 2010 JCI European Conference. I didn’t have much opportunity to see all but I can tell that has a good night life :-)

I end my trip to Denmark in a fabulous way thanks to Mikkel, for the first time in my life I flew a motor glider and it was fantastic, especially landing with no engine running!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Again in Denmark

I have been in Denmark to deliver training before, but this time I will do it for JCI, with the support of my friends Mikkel and Aldis we will do JCI Trainer in Aarhus on the 19 and 20 of September.

Today, the 18th, I will give a course about Digital Marketing to JCI members in Aarhus, looking forward for this Danish experience.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Scottish Surprise

I was very lucky to be the Head Trainer available to deliver JCI Trainer in Edinburgh on July 4 and 5.

Lucky because I got very committed participants, a great team of Assistant Trainers Adam (JCI UK), Melanie (JCI Scotland) and Maggie (JCI Australia).

Also I was lucky because the fine people of JCI Scotland did everything to show me the best that Edinburgh has to offer.

I will be back :-)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Fun of doing JCI Trainer in Edinburgh

I’m having a great time delivering as Head Trainer of JCI Trainer, actually the Assistant Trainers Mel, Maggie and Adam (all in the photo) are doing most of the work leaving me the fun parts.

Also we have 12 committed participants that will do a great work.

Friday, July 03, 2009

On my way to Edinburgh to deliver JCI Trainer

This weekend I will go for the first time to Scotland to be Head Trainer of JCI Trainer in Edinburgh June 4 and 5. I'm very happy for this opportunity to visit my friends of JCI Scotland.

Now waiting for the plane in London :-)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Training in Beautiful Cyprus

By invitation of JCI Limassol, Cyprus I delivered on June 28 JCI Presenter to a group of enthusiastic JCI members that created all conditions to make me feel at home.

Also I had the opportunity to visit Limassol, the mountains and also I meet my Cypriot friends in several dinners and lunches.

Friday, June 26, 2009

At Athens waiting for plane to Larnaca

My plane left with 2,5 hours delay to Athens and guess what another delay to Larnaca. The great thing is that I have the company of Andreas Christophides from JCI Cyprus that will go in the same plane.

So see you soon Cyprus :-)

On my way to Cyprus

I'm waiting at Barcelona airport for my plane that will take me to Athens and from there to Larnaca where I will go to Limassol to deliver JCI Presenter.

This will be the 41 country that I will visit, still a lot of world to cover.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gala Night: A reward for a work well done

Gala Night at the European Conference in Budapest was fabulous. It was a night full of contacts and a big joy to have one of the members of my training team Elena Beskinskaya from JCI Russia awarded the “Most Outstanding Trainer in Europe” an award that I won in 2008.

Also I had the opportunity to take great photos with friends across Europe and the world.

See you all in Tunisia :-)

Living the JCI European Conference Experience

The JCI European Conference Experience has different for me from the previous ones that I attended, because I was in this conference as trainer but also as JCI Training Commissioner for Europe, what gave me an inside look of the making of a conference of this magnitude.

It was for me great to launch my video tips for trainers project among all trainers in Europe.

Almost 2,500 people attend this conference in the beautiful city of Budapest, a city well prepared to receive visitors. Also JCI Hungary did a great work in the organization of this big event, from them I got the best of cooperation and friendship.

Also it was a great opportunity to meet friends from all over the world that came to Budapest to celebrate the international values of JCI and also to meet in a very good social program, that started with a great Hungarian night, passed by Serbian and Danish night, followed by a very original German night and closed by a impressive Gala Night.

Monday, June 08, 2009

On the way to Budapest!

I’m very happy take part in the JCI European Conference that will be held in Budapest between June 10 and 14. I will be present as trainer and as JCI Training Commissioner for Europe, having among others the responsibility being the chairman of the Trainers Forum that will be held on June 13.

This conference will be a great opportunity to meet many, many friends from JCI from all over Europe and some even from outside Europe, getting that wonderful global felling that you only get in JCI.

See you in Budapest :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

First JCI Trainer in Portugal: Moment of Joy

On May 23 and 24 I had the honour of being Assistant Trainer of Walter Labres for the second time in two weeks in JCI Trainer, held in Carcavelos (Lisbon area), an official course of JCI that aims to train trainers. My friend Ronald Goovaerts was the other Assistant Trainer.

The quality of the participants was very impressive, creating great learning experience; they really deserve being the first JCI Trainer graduates in Portugal.

With this course I put together all the conditions to be Head Trainer of JCI Trainer, what is for me a great joy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Being Head Trainer at JCI Presenter in Porto

As part of a strategy of delivering training to JCI Portugal members I had the invitation to deliver JCI Presenter in Porto on May 17.

I found a group highly motivate that help me to overcome the flu that affected my performance.

Some of these participants will be at JCI Trainer on the 23 and 24 of May.

A special thanks to Sonia Brochado and Pedro Caramez by the effort in putting together this course.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Book signing of “Marketing Digital na Versão 2.0” by Filipe Carrera

On May 13 took place on the famous book store FNAC in Lisbon the book signing of “Marketing Digital na versão 2.0 – O que não pode ignorar” (Digital Marketing in the 2.0 Version – What you can’t ignore), edited by Edições Sílabo 2009, by Filipe Carrera.

This book is for the reader that wants to know how he can use the digital means (Internet, cellular, etc.) to generate and to grow business, but at the same time doesn’t want to loose time with theory and useless technical language. That is, he wants to know in a very short and simple way how to start to use the new technologies that are available.

For a better understanding of the subject, the structural changes that are happening in terms of consumer behaviour and the way companies are performing are one of the focuses of this book.

Because of the speed of the technological and behavioural changes is big, the book has a virtual community that works as a virtual companion of the book that is available at http://dmarketing.ning.com, this is a space of interactivity between readers and the author, and where is possible to find more information about the subjects that are handled in this book and useful resources in multiple formats.

This book is available in the best book stores in Portugal.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Training in Sibiu for JCI Romania

It was my pleasure to deliver JCI Presenter as Head Trainer and JCI Trainer as Assistant Trainer of Walter Labres (from JCI Austria), in the beautiful city of Sibiu, between May 7 and 10.

We were gifted with group of participants with great motivation and quality and organization that created all the conditions for a great training event. A special thanks to Rodica, Felicia and Mihaela (and family).

Personally it was a lot of fun to work with a outstanding trainer like Walter Labres with whom I had the opportunity to learn to be a better trainer.