Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • October: Thursday 8th, Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - Glenn Cameron from ActionCOACH

    Topic - 8 Steps For Turning Your Service Into A Product

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 9.45am for a 10.00am start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
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    Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 12 noon.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Service companies have been among the worst hit by this pandemic. Consumers and businesses have drastically cut their expenditures on services to conserve cash and avoid human contact. However, we're still buying products that meet an immediate need:


    • Instead of buying open-ended consulting services, we're buying specific online training products (contributing to the rise of Zoom shares, which have doubled since January)
    • Instead of hiring personal training services, we're buying products that allow us to stay fit at home (in March, Italians bought 236% more home gym equipment from Amazon than they did during the same period last year)
    • Instead of enjoying a fantastic dining experience, we're buying alcohol to take the edge off (the sale of spirits, like Vodka, are up 75% from the same period last year)

    To capitalise on this flight to purchase products that meet an immediate need, service providers need to "productise their service," which is the topic of this month's seminar where you will:


    • Discover 3 reasons service companies are getting hit hard now
    • Learn the surprising secret Harvard Professor Theodore Levitt taught his students about why we buy
    • See how 9 service businesses transformed themselves into product companies
    • Get the 8-step formula for productizing your service

    About The Presenter:

    Glenn Cameron is senior partner at ActionCOACH Birmingham.  As an entrepreneur successfully building and selling businesses for millions, Glenn is now focused on enabling enterprises to scale-up to the next level through either proven and structured coaching programmes to get the best performance from the people in a business, or placing an advisor with relevant capability and experience.

  • November: Thursday 5th, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • October: Thursday 22nd, Online Event 1100 to 1245

    Time - 11:00

    Presenter - Laura Bolton, Tara Maynard, Neil Welsh, P M & M Wealth Management

    Topic - Trick or Treat! - Helping Your Financial Plans Survive Halloween

     

  • November: Thursday 12th, Stanley House 1145 - 1400

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Laura Bolton, Tara Maynard, Neil Welsh, P M & M Wealth Management

    Topic - Tick or Treat! Helping Your Financial Plans Survive Halloween and Beyond


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  • October: Friday 15th, Stanley House 1145 - 1400

    Time - 1110 - 1130

    Presenter - Laura Bolton, Tara Maynard, Neil Welsh, P M & M Wealth Management

    Topic - Trick or Treat! - Helping Your Financial Plans Survive Halloween

     

  • October: Thursday 21st, Stanley House 1145 - 1400

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  • Chester
  • October: Thursday 8th, Online Meeting

    Time - 10:15-11.30

    Presenter - Andy Lowe from Sandler Training

    Topic - Business Networking skills - PRESENT AND FOLLOW UP WITH IMPACT.

    BUSINESS NETWORKING SKILLS


    So which of these happen to you when you think of business networking skills?


    • It?s not for me ? ?I?m not a natural business networker?
    • I try business networking  but I get
      • Sweaty palms?
      • Palpitations?
      • Nerves?
      • Butterflies in the stomach?
      • Feelings of dread
    • I can?t do business networking so I don?t even think about it!
    • Business networking skills? You either can do it or you can?t?!
    • I do it but maybe there are things I can do better to get better results ? but not sure what?

    So how would it be if through the course of an hour you could take away critical business networking skills that are practical, methodical, grounded in helping you be you, and best of all, bring a sense of calm and peace and control to your business networking?


    Then our next business networking skills workshop is for you.


    Book A Call


    Business networking skills ? it?s NOT a dark art!


    Andy Lowe, one of our newest members to the network will share tried and testing approaches and structure to help you not only feel more confident and authentic in developing your business networking skills, but he will also enable you to craft a follow up process that?s simple, robus, honest and takes away the guessing game of 121?s.


    Through this interactive seminar Andy will help attendees discover the simple ways they can improve their business networking skills:


    • present themselves in a memorable, honest and authentic way that puts the customer first
    • agree the ground rules and expectations for 121?s
    • how to use business networking skills to achieve positive outcomes from 121?s
    • better understand your attitude to business networking skills and how to develop them to work for you

    In addition Andy has a host of further free seminars he regularly holds so starting with this business networking skills seminar will also open the door to more specific aspects of your sales cycle that can help support and develop you business development process.

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  • Exeter
  • September: Wednesday 30th, Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • London Central
  • September: Wednesday 30th, Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • Manchester
  • September: Wednesday 30th, Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • Peterborough
  • October: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 1.15pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Details of our seminar will appear here shortly....

  • October: Thursday 29th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12 noon - 2.00pm

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  • November: Wednesday 11th, Virtual Networking Event, 1.15pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

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    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Details of our seminar will appear here shortly....

  • November: Thursday 19th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12 noon - 2.00pm

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  • December: Thursday 10th, Virtual Networking Event, 1.15pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

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    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Details of our seminar will appear here shortly....

  • South Herts
  • October: Wednesday 14th, Online

    Time - 11.00am

    Presenter - Fiona Mocatta - Copy & Content

    Topic - HOW TO BE YOUR OWN COPYWRITER (and make more money)

    CONTENT


    • Starting from the end
    • Triggering action in your target market and
    • 10 things you can do to write better, right now

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Fiona is a copywriter and content writer. 


    Armed with a useless Politics degree from Bristol University, Fiona spent a couple of years working for marketing agencies.  In 1998 she started a six-month contract at Comic Relief.  Five years later she left to set up her own copywriting business.


    Since 2003 Fiona's worked for household names, SMEs and owner-run businesses.  She works directly with clients and collaborates with other creative freelancers and agencies on larger projects.  


    Fiona loves creating new tones of voice and key messages which appeal to her clients' target markets.  She spends most of her days writing websites, SEO websites, landing pages, blogs, articles, emails and other online and print marketing material.  

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  • South Humberside
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  • South Manchester
  • October: Thursday 1st, The Pinewood Hotel

    Time - 10.30am

    Presenter - Martin Lee of Quest For Excellence Ltd

    Topic - Discovery is not about seeking new horizons, it?s about seeing things thr

    The Quest for Business Excellence programme brings together tips, tools and techniques from Disney Institute and Martin?s wealth of experience in the private and public sectors over almost 40 years.  You will get a taste of these and ways of applying them in your business over the next 40 minutes or so.


    80% of a workplace culture is shaped by the behaviours and attitudes of its leaders? (Harvard Business Review)


    • How to become achieve outstanding customer service by looking at everything you do through a fresh set of eyes.
    • You will be challenged to really think about the way you work and how it is perceived by your customers, colleagues and others.
    • Leaders develop and reinforce the culture of great customer service through what they say and what they do... (Disney)

    • We will have some fun along the way too

    Martin has accumulated 39 years business experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge having held senior positions in the aerospace industry for 20 years and in the public sector for 10 years. Since 2008 he has owned a successful business specialising in ?Leadership in Customer Service?, working with the world-renowned Disney Institute.


    Martin is passionate about helping business leaders to recognise that ?customer service is like gravity ? it flows from the top downwards?. 

    CHECK OUT ALL OUR SPEAKERS INTERVIEWS AS THEY ANSWER "SIX SIMPLE QUESTIONS"

  • November: Thursday 5th, Mottram Hall

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 8th October

Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

Chester Business Network

Thursday 8th October

Online Meeting

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 30th September

Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

London Central Business Network

Wednesday 30th September

Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

Manchester Business Network

Wednesday 30th September

Online Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 22nd October

Virtual Networking Event, 1.15pm - 3.30pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Thursday 22nd October

Online Event 1100 to 1245

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 14th October

Online

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 1st October

The Pinewood Hotel

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 7th October

TBC