Who is Colin McKeand?
One of Scotland’s leading Business Networking skills trainers and teachers, sought after speaker, event organiser/host and occasional broadcaster.
Well known as ‘Scotland’s Mister Networking’ Colin has used face-to-face networking as a key business tool in running several successful businesses over many years. He is now training, advising, consulting, and helping individuals and businesses of all types and sizes in the art of successful networking that delivers great measurable results.
Over the years he has secured the majority of his clients, including leading companies such as Sky, IBM, Clydesdale Bank, BP, Scottish Water, Anderson Strathern and Murgitroyd through business networking.
Colin is a popular and sought-after speaker who has presented and talked to a wide variety of organisations and companies.
He has appeared regularly on local radio including The BBC, live in the studio or via phone link ups, to discuss the stories making the headlines in the business and networking fields.
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When I’m not Networking, I have always had an interest in football, which I played regularly when I was younger, but now only watch on TV. When I have the time, I also like to watch Motorsport on four and two wheels. In the winter months I play some curling (throwing stones on ice). I also like hillwalking although most of my walking these days is low level. Other interests I find time for are reading, music and travel.
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“Colin has to be the most well-connected networking professional I know for SME’s. He delivers superb networking courses & helps people overcome the initial fear of the dreaded ‘networking’ concept in a manner that is welcoming, kind and understanding. Great guy and I would recommend him to anyone.”.
“Colin has to be the most enthusiastic person in networking terms – his passion for helping people do it and do it well is evident every time I meet him. He is always so welcoming and encouraging people to get the best out of events.”
“I have met Colin many times at Networking events in Scotland. He runs and organises his own 8 Business Networking event in Glasgow, which for me is one of the best events I have ever attended. If not the best! Mister Networking Scotland – is a true character and I cannot recommend his events enough.”
“Colin is a leader in Networking”
“Colin McKeand is truly Mr. Network and I have always learned something new when we have been together in the same event. I think networking is not an easy skill and therefore to really master it I highly recommend contacting Colin to boost results when networking and get results.”
“Colin is an excellent Networking Skills Trainer and is very effective at consulting businesses on how best to move forward at networking events to gain new leads. Colin is professional, enthusiastic and reliable – everything you need and want in a Trainer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to develop their skills in how to network.”
“Colin has spoken at our Women in Business Forth Valley events in Stirling and always delivers in a straight-forward, humorous and entertaining manner which is why we invite him back because of popular demand. Colin is Mr. Networker, and his secret tips are nuggets of gold. We have no hesitation in recommending him for your events”
“I have known Colin for a number of years in a professional capacity so had no hesitation in seeking him out when I required advice on my company’s networking approach going forward. Colin exceeded even my own high expectations; delivering a highly targeted yet detailed set of recommendations, contact names and approaches based on his own extensive knowledge and experience in the networking field.
In a very short time Colin had provided my company with both road-map and rule-book for our future networking activities, saving us untold wasted hours of trial and error, and all the expenses this might entail. I cannot recommend Colin highly enough to anyone looking for guidance for their business’ future networking activities.”
” Having known Colin for many years, he has unceasingly provided expert, essential advice on networking and social media. He recently spoke very helpfully at ADLP Solicitors’ Strategy Day, adding value and insight to the direction and operation of the business.”
“Colin is both a serious and serial networker! Knows his subject inside out as well as being a very well-connected individual. If you don’t have Colin in your network – you are losing out!”
“Undoubtedly a commensurate networker, Colin understands and applies the most effective principles of good business networking. He brings his wealth of experience and expertise to his established and warmly welcomed networking group in Central Scotland, Coffee – n – Commerce.
Colin ensures that this is informal but facilitated networking at its best and, through his encouragement to build strong relationships and his genuine interest in others and their business success, he demonstrates that what he doesn’t know about positive business networking isn’t worth knowing! I am pleased to recommend Colin highly.”
“Colin is arguably the most active business Networker in Glasgow and beyond. What is important though is that he understands the true value and benefits of Networking properly. So much so in fact that he is frequently asked for his insights on Networking and even had his 5 minutes of fame on BBC radio recently. Colin has boundless energy (no doubt because he knows all the right things to eat!) and is always willing to help others at every opportunity.
A sound, genuine, honest guy who goes out of his way to make other peoples businesses better. If you need any tips on Networking and how best to go about it – Colin’s your man.”
Workshop and Masterclass Sessions, what Attendees are saying
Great concise content refresher and eyeopener in the subject of Networking. I appreciated the knowledge and enjoyed the interaction! Thoroughly recommended and not to be missed workshop!
Well, Colin thanks for your efforts this morning, which made for an enjoyable, entertaining, and informative run through some of the niceties (and nasties!) of business networking!
Great event again Colin (should we expect any less?) look forward to using your tips and hints!!
Great workshop this morning Colin, lots of tips to put into practice!
Workshop and Masterclass Sessions, what Attendees are saying
Brilliant workshop! Thanks Colin for all the helpful hints and tips. I’ll be sure to put this into good practice at coffee connections on the 31st May.
Fantastic workshop Colin, I certainly got a lot out of it. Thanks.
Would definitely recommend Colin’s short training session on Networking. Even if you are a seasoned networker or just starting out – Colin’s passion and energy will re-energise and leave you with some golden nuggets to bring forward to 2021.