Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • September: Thursday 20th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Maggie Ford from Spring Rites Productions

    Topic - Speak The Speech

    Networking Event Seminar Synopsis:

    This interactive and enjoyable seminar will address issues concerning confidence when presenting, being easily heard & understood and engaging your audience - whether in a boardroom, at an interview or presenting your business. RADA trained voice and speech expert Maggie Ford will give you essential tips to be able to speak with confidence and clarity.

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    I pant, I sink, I expire. Is this what happens to you when faced with speaking in public? HELP is at hand...!!

    When you are presenting your business, or trying to make an impact at a Board meeting, does your voice let you down? Your throat dies up, you can't seem to breathe properly, you are not sure that you can be heard - and anyway you think you sound very boring. This intensive interactive session will give you essential tips to be able to speak with confidence and clarity whether in the work place, on the phone, with clients or addressing a meeting.

    About The Presenter:

    Maggie Ford was trained at RADA and spent many years as an actor working in theatre and television. She then concentrated on directing and did several episodes of East Enders, Doctors as well as writing and directing her own film and theatre productions. She has also taught and directed in several major drama schools. Her Speaking and Presentation Skills has led her to working with a wide variety of clients including Lincolnshire County Council Tourism, HSBC, major firms of solicitors and in the last 5 years, extensive work with PhD graduates at Manchester University.

  • October: Thursday 18th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • November: Thursday 15th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • Bolton and Bury
  • September: Tuesday 18th, The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

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  • October: Tuesday 23rd, Stables Country Club Bolholt Complex. Walshaw Road

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  • November: Tuesday 20th, The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

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  • Brighton
  • September: Friday 14th, Malmaison, Brighton

    Time - 10:00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10:30 am Start

    Presenter - Andy Kerr, Director - Andy Kerr Photography

    Topic - Vision & perseverance for your business through the lens of a photographer

    Starting with a few fascinating snippets from the origins of photography, we?ll take a look at two of the key areas that help your business to succeed; vision and perseverance. Taken from the viewpoint of a photographer and using photographs from the famous and not-so-famous (that?s me!), we?ll have a light-hearted look at using these two elements to help us achieve our goals. I admit it, it?s a Powerpoint presentation, but I promise - hardly any words on the screen!

  • October: Friday 19th, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront. Lunch 12.00-14.00

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  • November: Thursday 22nd, Hotel du Vin. Lunch 12.00 Noon - 14.00

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • September: Thursday 13th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Anne Williamson, Customer Love

    Topic - Are You A One Night Stand Business?

    What have you bought this past couple of weeks ... and how did you feel about the company you bought from? Were you elated or frustrated? If they were a date ... would you carry on dating them or were you left feeling like a one night stand?

    Going through the 3 stages of the Customer Love Journey will help you grow your business whilst saving you money and time that you may spend looking for new customers. You will leave this seminar with ideas and actions to take your business to another level.

    This interactive seminar will be full of fun with real life stories (business stories - the dating is a whole other seminar!)

    You will look at your business as if you were dating your customer ... right from being in the bar and catching sight of them from across the room through to going on dates and ... more dates.

    With 25+ years experience in marketing, my focus is always on the customer. My last 'job' was as the marketing manager in a mail order business where I ran the marketing, design and web teams taking the business from less than a million to £4.8 million turnover (selling £1 products).

    I am no holds barred, plain speaking and great fun to work with. I have worked across a variety of business including funeral businesses, professional services, engineers and estate agents. I have a real love for great customer service and work with businesses who want to be the stand out business in their field.


    Do join me on LinkedIn to view my #datingtips for business short videos
    www.linkedin.com/in/annewilliamsoncustomerlove

    www.customerlove.me
    Email anne@customerlove.me
    Phone 07966 190743



  • October: Thursday 11th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Debbie King, Partner, Farleys

    Topic - Prepare, Plan and Profit - Legal Tis for Business Success

    While focusing on growing your business, alongside working in your business, it can be easy to lose sight of the wider picture.

    Are you confident that your business is working for you?

    Are your interests and investment fully protected, particularly in the long term for you, your loved ones and the company itself?

    Successful business owners are often too busy building their empires to pause to think what will happen to their business in the long term?and not just in terms of passing on to a family member or selling.

    Many people simply do not consider what would happen to their business if they were to suddenly become unable to work, or if personal circumstances change significantly.

    Continuity planning is therefore an important consideration for any business owner, and it?s never too early to start thinking about your plans. Our seminar will provide an overview of how business owners can prepare for succession planning and provide guidance about protective mechanisms to put in place in order to preserve the wealth and your company interests that you have worked hard to build up.

    Debbie King
    Partner
    Farleys

  • November: Thursday 15th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • December: Wednesday 12th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • January: Thursday 17th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • June: Thursday 13th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • Chester
  • September: Thursday 13th, The DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Noon - 2.00pm

    Time - 10am registration for a 10:30am start

    Presenter - Simon O'Rourke

    Topic - A seminar with a difference - Art in Work

    Our very own, homegrown chainsaw artiste extraordinaire will be wowing your senses in a visual display of epic proportions at next month's seminar! Simon O'Rourke, international award winning wood sculptor, will be producing a beautiful female form from a lump of wood in just 45 mins! Simon will briefly introduce what he is going to do and then will crack on with making the piece before being open to a short Q and A session at the end. The piece will then be available for auction in our after lunch speaker slot and all proceeds will be split between our three member charities.

  • October: Thursday 11th, The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Rupert Harvey of Redmayne Bentley

    Topic - Successful Long Term Investing

     

  • November: Thursday 8th, The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden

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  • Exeter
  • September: Wednesday 12th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Simon Beer - Director - Bigwave Media

    Topic - Marketing Science - Three Top Takeaways For Increasing Business

    This month's seminar is being presented by Simon Beer and Ronnie Halden from Big Wave Media. In it Simon and Ronnie focus on the science behind marketing success and business growth. Their talk will narrow in on three core areas of a marketing mix, running through customer journeys, social strategy and search engine optimisation.

    - Customer Journeys
    Understanding your customer's journey is a key step toward accessing how best to approach potential customers along all steps of the journey and clarify your approach.

    - Social media
    We'll run through the 5 main steps in creating an effective social media strategy. You'll leave with some key actions to progress with and a better understanding of why your business is/might want to use social media.

    - SEO
    Providing an entry level overview of what SEO is and how your business can benefit this walk-through will guide you on how to implement an effective SEO strategy.

    The session will provide some food for thought and some clear actionable takeaways from clarity of strategic direction for your marketing across both social and web and some great tools and tips to improve your marketing and grow your business.

  • October: Wednesday 10th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • February: Wednesday 13th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • March: Wednesday 13th, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • April: Wednesday 3rd, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Lincoln
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  • London Central
  • September: Thursday 13th, Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12 Noon - 2.00 p

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Helena Baker - Freelance Copywriter

    Topic - How To Successfully Leverage Content

    This month's seminar is being presented by Helena Baker. Helena will deliver a talk on the power of content marketing with a focus on creating a tone of voice and how to create an effective blogging strategy.

    Helena has run her own freelance copywriting for three years. With a focus on online content she has worked with a range of brands across sectors to create clear and targeted copy as well as impactful blogs that act as compelling forms of lead generation.

  • October: Thursday 11th, Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12 Noon - 2.00 p

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  • November: Thursday 15th, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

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  • Manchester
  • August: Thursday 30th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Paul Winterbottom

    Topic - How To Exit Your Business On Your Terms

    Every business is ultimately either Sold or Liquidated! This seminar will provide business owners with practical advice on how to maximise the value of their business and increase its 'saleability'. And its never too early to start the process of planning your exit!

    Paul Winterbottom is Owner of his business, The Alternative Board (TAB) in Manchester, and has been a member of the Business Network since 2014.He has been TAB's Facilitator of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    Paul helps the Owners of Small and Medium sized businesses achieve their Business and Personal goals through monthly Peer Boards.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.


  • September: Thursday 27th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • October: Wednesday 31st, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Peterborough
  • August: Thursday 23rd, The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration at 11.00am for 11.15am

    Presenter - Kristian Downer from DowSocial

    Topic - How To Focus Your Social Media On What Works

    Synopsis:

    Social media is a huge opportunity to reach, communicate and build trust with your target audience. Yet, without the right knowledge, an effective plan and investment of time it can be a rabbit hole for business productivity.

    This seminar will look at how your business should approach social media and where to focus your efforts based on your available time, resources and business objectives.

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    * What can be achieved using social media
    * What platforms to focus on and why
    * How to create an achievable social media plan
    * How to define and measure success

  • September: Thursday 27th, Peterborough Marriott Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • October: Thursday 25th, Peterborough Marriott Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • November: Thursday 22nd, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • South Herts
  • September: Wednesday 5th, Beales Hotel - Hatfield

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Dexter Moscow - Audience Dynamics

    Topic - Maximising the Networking Opportunity

    PEOPLE HATE BEING SOLD TO - WE NEED TO FIND ANOTHER WAY.
    With the advent of GDPR it is becoming even more important to know how to communicate effectively face to face. Email campaigns, newsletters and mass mailing will no longer be acceptable and the pendulum is swinging back in terms of social networking.
    In this interactive seminar the delegates will learn.
    Networking is not a selling opportunity!
    The Conversation Stack
    How to create a 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL/ELEVATOR PITCH
    How to construct a compelling and engaging 3 minute story using the Magic Formula
    How to break into a closed group.
    The 70% - 30% rule
    Positioning, Body Language and Sensory Awareness.
    Moving on, passing on and get your diary out.
    The 48 hour rule.

  • October: Wednesday 10th, Holiday Inn, London Elstree

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Parker Cavendish

    Topic - Making Tax Digital

     

  • November: Wednesday 7th, Beales Hotel, Hatfield

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - David Ventura - V7 Consultancy

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  • South Humberside
  • September: Wednesday 12th, Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby

    Time - 10am Registration, 10:30am start

    Presenter - Paul Mounce,

    Topic - Inheritance Tax and POA

    Changes in inheritance tax and about powers of attorney for both domestic and business protection

  • October: Wednesday 10th, San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00

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  • November: Wednesday 7th, San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00

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  • December: Wednesday 5th, Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby

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  • South Manchester
  • September: Thursday 6th, Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Helen Provart from Peak Translations

    Topic - Selling Overseas - Is It Really That Difficult?

    Synopsis:

    This seminar will look at International Marketing tips for anyone considering taking their products or services overseas. We will be looking at the standard principles of marketing and how these can be applied in foreign markets. The session is designed to be interactive and will get people thinking about which markets might present opportunities for them as well as how their products and services could be marketed overseas.

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    We will be looking at factors to consider when looking at overseas markets, such as:

    * Price
    * Product
    * Promotion
    * Place

    About The Presenter:

    With a background in international business, Helen builds on over 15 years' experience in the language industry. Her career began in the manufacturing and textile industries where she put her first degree in international business and Spanish to good use and honed her commercial skills and knowledge. She then turned her attention to the area she was most passionate about, languages, and after completing a Master's degree in Translation and Interpreting, began her career with Peak Translations.

    An expert in her industry, Helen works with clients from a variety of different sectors, both in the UK and abroad, from technical engineering companies through to creative media companies, to assist and advise them in conducting their business effectively in international markets and in all foreign languages, ensuring that they understand the potential results they can achieve from getting language right.

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 20th September

Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Bolton and Bury Business Network

Tuesday 18th September

The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

Brighton Business Network

Friday 14th September

Malmaison, Brighton

Chester Business Network

Thursday 13th September

The DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Noon - 2.00pm

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 12th September

Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Lincoln Business Network

Thursday 20th September

 

London Central Business Network

Thursday 13th September

Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12 Noon - 2.00 p

Manchester Business Network

Thursday 30th August

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 23rd August

The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Thursday 13th September

Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 5th September

Beales Hotel - Hatfield

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 6th September

Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 12th September

Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby