WELCOME TO CHAPTER 8:
"STICKY CONTACTS"

"Sticky Contacts" is the eighth chapter of the Diplomatic Planner. Create positive engagement through professional networking, storytelling techniques, and mutual influence that builds bonds over time. In this series, you will see why techniques like storytelling, being able to remember someone's name and drawing people in are crucial talents in international relations and diplomacy. In addition to face-to-face contacts, the series will also teach you how to network on the digital platform while also remaining true to yourself and your values. This series will provide strategies on how to develop your network, engage with your network, and build meaningful relationships within it.

By the end of the chapter, you will use gain knowledge of strategies on how to develop, engage with, and build meaningful relationships within it, all in a constructive manner.

LEVEL: Intermediate

KEY FOCUS: remembering and pronouncing names, networking objectives and core personal influences, mapping stakeholders to objectives, icebreaker strategies, crafting diplomatic etiquette

KEY RESOURCE: Personal network, stakeholder mapping, name by association, ice ice breaker, killer elevator pitch, handling tough question, storytelling questions, trust in the teller

 

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INTRODUCTION

Must-read introductions to help you make the most out of your foundational training.

 

TUTORIAL

Step-by-step guide in essential skills required in international relations.

 

DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEET

Downloadable worksheets of practical exercises created for and taken directly from the Diplomatic Planner.

 

DIPLOMACY ENGAGE PODCAST

Exclusive podcast that offers quick guides and tips in enhancing your diplomatic training.

 

CASE STUDIES

Curated case studies, providing background information in the successful operation of international relations

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended reading list from established experts to support your growth and development in becoming a diplomat.

FURTHER READING

Related resources from the Grassroot Diplomat archive to help you better understand your role in the world.