Seminar Information

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

    Time - Event Agenda Will Be Circulated To Attendees Prior To The Event

    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
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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 - "Delivering Interactive Meetings In A Virtual World"

    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.

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

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  • September: Thursday 3rd, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • October: Thursday 8th, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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

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  • January: Thursday 21st, Novotel Birmingham Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • July: Thursday 16th, Online Event 1100 - 1240 - Open to Visitors

    Time - 1110 - 1130

    Presenter - Bernadette Willems, Business Peacemaker

    Topic - Dream Building; How To Design and Test Your Dream

    Dream Building; How To Design and Test Your Dream 


    Are you a Leader, Manager or Director in a business that is looking to expand & grow your team significantly over the next year or so?
     
    Are you truly passionate about what you do and obsessed with doing it well?
     
    Are you worried that your business isn?t growing as fast as you want it to?
     
    Are you annoyed and frustrated that you are still struggling with anxieties, having sleepless nights and worrying about how to solve the problems which are stopping you from progression in either your personal and/or professional life?
     
    Do you feel stuck and feel there should be more to life than you are experiencing?  
     
    If so, this session is for you. 


    I help people lead a better life and live a brighter future free from stress and negative feelings. 


    I am very passionate about being able to make a difference in how people choose to view themselves and how they communicate with each other.? 


    Having more than 20 years' experience as a Coach, Mediator, Mentor, Solicitor, Supervisor and Trainer, I have a wealth of skills to be able to provide a bespoke solution to my client?s needs.  


    With the right help and coaching to remain focused on their goals, I strongly believe that clients can achieve the success they want and more.? By taking responsibility and accountability of the outcome reached they show respect both for themselves and the other people involved. I provide the necessary support to my clients to make them feel empowered and able to take responsibility for their own actions. I am committed to helping clients identify their natural talents, so they can achieve their full potential. 


    In my capacity as a high-performance coach, I am keen to help clients find the resources within themselves to be the best version of themselves, thus empowering them with the skills they need to deal with life's challenges. I help clients master leadership and manager roles benefitting both fellow employees, the business environment and clients. 


    I help to maximise efficiency in the business with a measurable ROI which can be implemented immediately. In addition, by identifying an individual's natural talent, a team can leverage this individual?s natural talent, whether it is in innovation, sales, presentations, customer service or systems to increase not only revenues but profits for the business. When coaching my clients in Personal Social Responsibility, they can identify where they are most trusted by their team colleagues and where they add the most value. 


    Bernadette Willems 


    Business Peacemaker 


    bmw@bernadettewillems.co.uk 


    07740 438341 


  • August: Thursday 20th, Online Event 1100 - 1240 - Open to Visitors

    Time - 1110 - 1130

    Presenter - Liz Hardwick, DigiEnable

    Topic - Staying Productive When Working From Home, Remotely and Multiple Places

    Staying Productive


    When working remotely, from home, or in an unusual office setup, you can regularly have your focus diverted by both external and internal distractions. 


    If you are distracted when working on a task, it takes around 16 minutes to refocus on what you were doing. In this live online seminar we will also cover some top tips and actions you can implement straight away.


    In this seminar you will learn:


    • What physical and digital work environments are distracting you
    • How to reduce distractions in your workspace
    • Top workflows and apps to help you keep productive

    Liz Hardwick


    DigiEnable

    liz@digienable.co.uk

    www.DigiEnable.co.uk


  • September: Thursday 17th, Online Event 1100 - 1240 - Open to Visitors

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  • October: Thursday 15th, Online Event 1100 - 1230

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

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  • December: Thursday 10th, Stanley House 1130 - 1430

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  • January: Thursday 14th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • February: Thursday 11th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • April: Thursday 15th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • May: Friday 14th, Weekly Drop In 21 May 2020

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

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  • July: Thursday 15th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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  • August: Thursday 12th, Stanley House 1130 - 1415

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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
  • July: Thursday 9th, Online Meeting

    Time - 10.15 for 10.30 start

    Presenter - Claire Davies of 1850 Business Solutions Ltd

    Topic - Employee engagement during COVID-19

    Why even bother with employee engagement- especially now?


    Forward thinking employers will ABSOLUTELY be thinking about employee engagement right now. Imagine you have a disparate workforce, where


    • some maybe furloughed, 
    • some may have childcare responsibilities, 
    • some may have to shield
    • some maybe have lost their sense of self through now not working - and may struggle mentally to get back
    • some may be fearful
    • some may not give a damn!

    Whatever their thinking connecting and communicating with your teams is even more critical in these times.


    An engaged workforce will - EVEN in these times be


    • happier
    • have a sense of purpose and belonging
    • feel valued and trusted

    and the evidence is massive that when employees are engaged they will


    • be more creative
    • be honest
    • adapt and flex
    • support others.

    So - wondering how to bridge the disconnect and disparate nature of your workforce in today's climate?


    Attend this seminar!


    About the presenter.


    Claire Davies is founding Director of 1850 Business Solutions Ltd.

    1850 is not just your average HR consultancy - whilst they deliver all of the usual services that you'd expect to see, Claire's priority is to enable companies to truly put their people first and therefore naturally improve their productivity and the general running of the business.

    In order to put people first, Claire focusses on areas such as employee engagement, having robust processes in place, ensuring employees feel valued and a part of the organisation. By using weekly check in tools along side usual sickness and absence rates and retention rates, Claire helps companies build a work force aligned to the Business owners values and ethics.




  • August: Wednesday 12th, Online Meeting

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  • September: Thursday 10th, TBC

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  • Exeter
  • July: Wednesday 22nd, 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 30th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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

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  • November: Wednesday 4th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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

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  • London Central
  • July: Wednesday 22nd, 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 30th, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • October: Thursday 8th, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Manchester
  • July: Wednesday 22nd, Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

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  • October: Wednesday 21st, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Peterborough
  • July: Thursday 23rd, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - Jeremy Hyde from The FD Centre

    Topic - The Magic Numbers

    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:

    Would you like to increase cash flow, profitability and the value of your business?  Jeremy Hyde from The FD Centre will show you a smart way to increase the financial performance of your business using 7 key levers.

    Content:

      1. The seven key levers for improving financial performance

      2. An overview of the role of a part-time FD and the benefits to your company

      3. An example of how this worked and it's impact on one of our clients

      About The Presenter:

      Jeremy is a commercially driven MBA finance director focused on driving profitability and performance improvement through effective strategic analysis with the experience of building and leading UK and international teams. He is a change agent and successful implementer of profit improvement initiatives including business turnarounds and company sales.

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

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    • September: Thursday 24th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12 noon - 2.00pm

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    • October: Thursday 22nd, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12 noon - 2.00pm

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    • November: Thursday 19th, 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.

    • August: Wednesday 5th, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

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    • South Humberside
    • July: Wednesday 8th, Online via Microsoft Teams - 12:30 until 14:00

      Time - Part of the main meeting 12:30 until 14:00. 30 minute seminar

      Presenter - Simon Mapplethorpe - Skyline Internet

      Topic - Utilsing Online Options moving forward in the Covid-19

       

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    • South Manchester
    • August: Thursday 6th, Cottons Hotel, Knutsford

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    • October: Thursday 1st, The Pinewood Hotel

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    • December: Thursday 3rd, Alderley Edge Hotel

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    Next Events

    Birmingham Business Network

    Thursday 9th July

    Virtual Networking Event, 9.45am - 12.00 noon

    Chester Business Network

    Thursday 9th July

    Online Meeting

    Exeter Business Network

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

    London Central Business Network

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

    Manchester Business Network

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Virtual Event - 11.50 Sign In - 12.00 Start

    Peterborough Business Network

    Thursday 23rd July

    Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Central and East Lancashire Business Network

    Thursday 16th July

    Online Event 1100 - 1240 - Open to Visitors

    South Herts Business Network

    Wednesday 8th July

    Online

    South Manchester Business Network

    Thursday 6th August

    Cottons Hotel, Knutsford

    South Humberside Business Network

    Wednesday 8th July

    Online via Microsoft Teams - 12:30 until 14:00