Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • June: Thursday 11th, Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

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    Presenter - Dave Emery from Virtechs

    Topic - Delivering Interactive Meetings In A Virtual World

    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 Business
    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:

    We are all conducting meetings online using some amazing technology.  This seminar will show you some of the tools that are available to help you not only speak to your audience online, but to interact with them and keep them fully engaged.


    Content:

    You will learn how to engage your colleagues, or - if you are a speaker or trainer - your online audience in an online world. If you need to engage with your clients, hold teams meetings or are a trainer / public speaker, how can you carry on your business in a world where you can no longer be in the same room as your audience?  This seminar will provide you with the knowledge and show you some of the amazing tools you can use.


    About The Presenter:

    David Emery of Virtechs Ltd is an architectural technologist with more than 40 years' experience. He has provided specialist advice and consultancy services to a range of clients, including some of the biggest construction companies in the UK..


    David is also a consultant to the Supply Chain Sustainability School and is that organisation's B.I.M. and Offsite specialist. https://www.actionsustainability.com/our-team/europe/


    He has delivered presentations, training and workshops to more than 1,500 businesses all over the UK and Virtechs also offers design services to its construction industry clients.

  • July: Thursday 9th, Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

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  • August: Thursday 6th, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • June: Thursday 18th, Online Event 1100 - 1230

    Time - 1110 - 1130

    Presenter - Robert Clarke and Paul Whitfield, Bright Red Digital

    Topic - DIY Digital Marketing in Lockdown



    DIY Digital Marketing In Lockdown

    With more people online than ever during the lockdown, now is the perfect time to reinvigorate your digital marketing efforts. We'll share with you some practical tasks you can do yourself to give your online presence a boost and attract new customers.


    http://www.brightred.digital

    T: 01772 978927



  • July: Thursday 16th, Online Event 1100 - 1230

    Time - 1110 - 1130

    Presenter - Sarah McDowell, The Leader Centre

    Topic - Do Less to Achieve More

    The world is changing at a rate that is unprecedented. The demands on businesses to keep pace with that change are huge.


    Faced with this challenge many leaders have simply tried to batten down the hatches and do more and the outcome is that they are stressed and at capacity but still not always delivering results.


    The facts tell us that this isn?t working anymore. Despite working harder than ever our people haven?t got any more productive in the last 10 years and yet we are expected to group our businesses every year.


    In this session Sarah will provide an alternative way of leading that is more suited to growing our businesses in the fast paced world we live in today which more importantly involves doing less not more.  Sarah will also highlight this challenge and share what leaders are really employed to do. 


    In addition she?ll share the 6 things leaders should do and the 6 things leaders shouldn?t do to grow their businesses without doing more.


    The outcome from the session will be a new way of working for leaders that relieves some of the pressures they face and delivers results.


    Having spent 15 years developing CEO's and Directors at The Academy for Chief Executives Sarah understands the challenges of running a business. As a chair and latterly as Head of Chairman Development Sarah spent those years developing ways of resolving those challenges.


    Now running her own business Sarah specialises in helping senior people who are incredibly busy and under pressure to achieve more by doing less.


    Paragraph 4 ? Sarah McDowell, 07725 325104, www.theleadercentre.co.uk, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sa...

  • August: Thursday 20th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • September: Tuesday 15th, Stanley House

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Daniel Bradley and Laura Dobson, Monitor

    Topic - Stop Your Website Losing Leads Today! Act NOW With This Essential Strategic

    We?ll share our proven methods and techniques to help you drive more search traffic to your website, keep people on your website for longer and generate more leads and enquiries via your website.


    We?ll also show you how to effectively use a suite of freely available tools to measure and improve your websites performance - all in 60 minutes!



    The methods and techniques we?ll share with you, if implemented correctly, will help to make your website visible to more of the right people in search results, helping to drive more targeted traffic to your website.


    We?ll share our best practice advice and experiences with real users to help you keep people on your website for longer and understand how to make your content more engaging and easier to understand.


    We?ll finish by showing you how to make the most of a suite of free tools we use to measure and improve website performance.



    Daniel Bradley ? Digital & Account Director


    Proven experience delivering a variety of digital solutions for large global PLCs through to SMEs. Providing consultancy and advice on digital strategy working with key stakeholders and senior decision makers.  Joined monitor as Account Executive and developed his expertise and experience resulting in the leadership of a team of Account Managers and was appointed a Director of the company in 2017.


    Laura Dobson ? Account Manager




    Monitor, 2nd Floor, The Tower, Deva City Office Park, Manchester M3 7BF


    Tel: 0161 743 0980


    Email: hello@monitorcreative.co.uk


    Web: www.monitorcreative.co.uk

  • October: Thursday 15th, Mitton Hall 1130 - 1415

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Sion Hill and Michael Lough

    Topic - Mind the Productivity Gap: How to Achieve Scalable Growth

     

  • November: Thursday 12th, Mitton Hall 1145 - 1415

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  • June: Thursday 17th, Stanley House 1130 - 1430

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  • November: Thursday 18th, Stanley House

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  • December: Thursday 9th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • Chester
  • June: Thursday 11th, On line Meeting

    Time - 10.15am online login for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Simon O'Rrourke of Simon O'Rourke Tree Carving

    Topic - How to grow a Creative Business

    Simon O'Rourke is an award winning Chainsaw sculptor who began his career as an illustrator.


    Tired of never finding stability through illustration, Simon turned to training to be a tree surgeon to pay the bills.


    Over time he began to see the beauty of working with wood - and Simon O'Rourke was born.


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    "After gaining my degree with honours in Illustration; specialising in children?s books, I became a tree surgeon for Acorn ArborCare. There?s no connection really, but I needed a full time job, and wanted to slowly build up my illustration career outside of work!

    I managed to get a children?s book commission from a tree work customer which was published in America through Trafford Publishing. In the time that followed, I did not pursue my illustration career, but I realised I could actually be creative with the chainsaw and tried my hand at wood carving!

    I carved for two years under the banner of Acorn Furniture and set up my own business in 2005. I now reside in North Wales, with my lovely wife Liz, and have worked in a wide variety of public places and private gardens.

    My chainsaw carving exploits have taken me all around the world. I have now competed in chainsaw carving competitions in the USA, Japan, Canada, Holland, Germany, Denmark and the UK, placing highly in many of them."

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    Through this seminar Simon will inspire and demonstrate how being a creative person need not mean you cannot also create a thriving Business.


    He will share his tips and advice on how to blend creative vision with Business acumen to build a robust and yet balanced Business.


    One not to be missed! Even if you are an accountant!!!


  • July: Thursday 9th, On line Meeting

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  • August: Wednesday 12th, TBC

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  • Exeter
  • June: Thursday 25th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • August: Thursday 27th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • September: Wednesday 2nd, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • October: Wednesday 7th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • London Central
  • June: Thursday 25th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • Manchester
  • June: Thursday 25th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • Peterborough
  • June: Thursday 25th, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - Eppie Anderson from The Marketing Team

    Topic - Making Website Content Work Harder

    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 prompt 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 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 3.30pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.



    Seminar Synopsis:

    So you have a website. Everyone tells you to blog. But you don't know how or why. So what should you blog about and how do you make the effort you put in generate results?  This 30 minute seminar is appropriate for everyone, but particularly if you have a Wordpress website.

    Content:

    • Why and how web content can work for you

    • The difference between blogging for customers and blogging for google, and how to do both

    • How to plan your content so you don't sit at your PC for 2 hours wondering what to write about

    • How to write content that tells Google what visitors you're looking for.
    About The Presenter:

    Eppie
    Anderson has run her Marketing business for nearly 20 years and supports a
    range of business in the manufacturing, service and public sector. Her
    experience includes a large number of successful product, service and business
    launches in the UK, Europe and Africa.

  • July: Thursday 23rd, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 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 1.45pm prompt 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 3.30pm.  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....

  • August: Thursday 20th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12 noon - 2.00pm

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  • South Herts
  • July: Wednesday 8th, Online

    Time - 11.00am

    Presenter - Dexter Moscow

    Topic - Maximising your Video Conferencing and Video Creation

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    With the restrictions placed upon our movements, video conferencing and video creation is becoming the ideal way we communicate with each other.


    However, this means we must be more effective in front of our cameras.


    Dexter will illustrate how:



    • The right tone

    • The right language

    • The right message


    Ensures our communication achieves what we need it to.


    He will also discuss how to.


    •  Move away from using the PowerPoint crutch.
    • Stop 'selling' by truly understanding the other person?s needs.
    • No longer hide but take centre stage.
    • Stop losing out to the competition.
    • Become a better storyteller (not a better liar!),
    • Master the art of visual face to face conversations.

    Join us for Dexter's interactive workshop and learn how to influence and persuade clients more effectively online.


    About the Presenter
    Dexter was chief guest trainer for QVC The Shopping Channel for 16 years, working behind the camera teaching guest presenters how to sell their products on the channel. He also presented in front of the camera selling £millions of products for major technology and retail companies.
    As there was no direct contact this was effectively selling to an 'invisible audience'.

    A passion for people and a desire for results led Dexter to work with business owners and in the corporate arena coaching them how to successfully 'sell' their products and services through storytelling.

    This led him to write Stand Up and Sell or should it now be called Sit Down and Zoom?

    The training methodologies in the book informs his unique approach to helping others to gain the most out of their communication with colleagues, teams, client?s, and customers and in this Televisual era via video conferencing and video creation.

    Dexter started his career in advertising working for a Mafia-connected advertising agency, today he is a Keynote Speaker, Influencing Skills Coach and TV Presenter.

    Roles ranging from Sales Director to Equity Partner; Head of Training to Business Owner taught Dexter many valuable lessons. Leading him to understand his client's problems enabling Dexter to help them deliver business-winning pitches, presentations and control their prospecting conversations.

    This and myriad training methodologies that have been put to the test over decades inform Dexter's unique approach to coaching helping others to gain the most when communicating with colleagues, teams, clients, and customers.

    Dexter is married with twin sons, and 4 grandchildren, and lives in Hendon.

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  • South Humberside
  • June: Wednesday 10th, Online only - URL sent to members

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    Presenter - Gail Spavin - Gail Spavin Financial

    Topic - Five Financial Wealth Checks YOU can do whilst in lockdown.

    Gail will be explaining to us all Five Financial wealth checks we can be doing during lockdown. Including:


    1) Check existing and frozen pensions


    2) Apply for your state pension forecast


    3) Asset Preservation Trust


    4) Utilize tax efficiency.


    5) Life cover/protection

  • July: Wednesday 8th, TBC

    Time - 10am Registration, 10:30 prompt start

    Presenter - Rachel Perry - Travel Counsellor

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  • South Manchester
  • July: Thursday 2nd, Cottons Hotel, Knutsford

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 11th June

Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

Chester Business Network

Thursday 11th June

On line Meeting

Exeter Business Network

Thursday 25th June

Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

London Central Business Network

Thursday 25th June

Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

Manchester Business Network

Thursday 25th June

Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 25th June

Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Thursday 18th June

Online Event 1100 - 1230

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 8th July

Online

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 2nd July

Cottons Hotel, Knutsford

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 10th June

Online only - URL sent to members