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The seminars form an important part of our events. They provide the ideal opportunity for you to learn about current business trends, as well as refresh the knowledge and techniques that, even with the best will in the world, can get forgotten with time.

Take a look below at the upcoming seminar topics in an area near you.

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Seminar: The 5 Outcomes You Should Be Targeting for Every Sales Call
Presenter - Andy Lowe
What percentage of sales calls are productive?

One study published in the Harvard Business Review found that 71% of senior managers said meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

This is said to cost ?29.5 billion p.a.

What about sales interactions? It?s not uncommon for people to waste time on deals that may never close, or find a promising lead that suddenly stops returning calls or find that the deal is in limbo.

One senior sales leader described his team as professional visitors; building relationships in the hope that people would buy from them someday, rather than having a proactive plan and a sales forecast that they could trust.

This interactive seminar will highlight some of the most common mistakes that waste time and cost money. You will leave with some practical ideas to have more productive sales conversations, helping you to sell more and sell better.

Sandler is the worldwide leader in sales and management training, with over 200 locations in 25 countries.

Over the last 25 years, Andy has progressed from door-to-door selling and telesales to leading successful businesses with teams of over 100 people. Working in various sectors in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, and Asia.

Andy delivers interactive, relatable, and effective sales training to companies of all sizes, industries, and sectors in Merseyside, Cheshire and the North-West.

IMPORTANT: Please attach to your email a head & shoulders photo of the presenter and your company logo for inclusion on the next event page of our website.

June: Live Event
Wednesday 12th
11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.30am
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
After a drinks reception/pre-lunch networking session you will sit at a table of like minded business owners/directors for a 2 course lunch.
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North West
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Seminar: Differentiated Value, Why your prospects should choose you!
Presenter - Gary Delbridge - Founder and CEO - Objective Assessment
What is it you do that is unique or demonstrably better than your competitors?

This is a vital question that we fail to address when we are seeking to find new business opportunities. Why should your customers choose you instead of your competitors? What problem are you solving for them that your competitors may not be able to solve? What are the consequences for your ideal customer of not having what you have to offer?

Understanding your Differentiated Value, gives you the edge over your competitors and builds a compelling reason for your prospects to choose you.
June: Live Event
Wednesday 26th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 for registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
The Midland Hotel
A lunchtime business networking event for business owners and directors - 2-course lunch with coffee and pre-event refreshments.
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North West
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Seminar: Growing For Success
Presenter - Hayley Ekgren and Natalie Lewis

With Your Support Team and Dynamic HR Services, we?ll be delving into setting the foundations for sustainable growth. Focusing on both process and people, together we will explore a journey of transformation, underpinned by the Foundations of Success HR and culture framework. We?ll share how integrating strategic HR practices and fostering a supportive workplace culture are crucial to scaling a business effectively.

As we take you through our journey of growth, we?ll be providing you with top tips for setting the foundations for sustainable growth with a focus on process and people.

We?ll be covering:



  • The importance of defining your company values
  • Why you should integrate your company values in every business process and decision
  • How to engage your team and what goes wrong when you don?t
  • The importance of structure, process and great communication
  • The benefits of investing in creating a strong culture

Natalie Lewis, Director of Dynamic HR Services Ltd

Natalie is known as the ?unconventional HR person?, her approach combines HR, compassion, people and commerciality with a damn good dose of common sense! Natalie?s vision is for all small and medium businesses to have happy, out-performing employees because they are finding purpose, connection and meaning in their work. Her mission is to help business owners create amazing workplace cultures where employees can thrive and businesses can scale, profit, and grow successfully.

Hayley Ekgren, Director of Your Support Team Ltd

Hayley is the Business Operations Director at Your Support Team and is responsible for the overall functioning of the business. Part of this role is to make sure we have a happy team and happy clients. Hayley is the one with an abundance of ideas in the business and is constantly looking for better ways to do things.





June: Live Event
Thursday 6th
11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.30am
Macclesfield Football Club, London Road, Macclesfi
After a drinks reception/pre-lunch networking session you will sit at a table of like minded business owners/directors for a 2 course lunch.
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Midlands
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Seminar: Want To Know How You Can Increase Productivity By Up To 31%?
Presenter - George Bain from George Bain Consulting
In this seminar, George Bain will help you understand what motivation is and how optimal motivation not only increases productivity by up to 31% but also generate 37% greater sales figures. Also create more frequency of positive moment to moment interactions that will benefit your business as follows: 3 x Higher creativity on the job; 10 x more engaged in their roles; 40% more likely to receive or be strongly considered for promotion. 3 times more satisfied in their roles. When you master motivational leadership, you ensure that people flourish as they help you deliver the business results you're responsible for and improve business success.
June: Live Event
Wednesday 12th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 11:00
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, B5 7QU
Proactive networking lunch for senior business decision makers. Members and non-member guests all welcome.
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Midlands
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South East
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Seminar: How to Sell to the Modern Buyer (without being pushy or yucky)
Presenter - Janet Efere, Sales Trainer and Coach at Tadpole Training
June: Live Event
Thursday 13th
11:50 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 for registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
London Marriott Hotel - Marble Arch
A lunchtime business networking event for business owners and directors - 2-course lunch with coffee and pre-event refreshments.
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South East
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South West
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Seminar: The Five Stages To An Impactful Brand
Presenter - Vu Online
"In our expedition through brand evolution, guided by the insightful narrative of Vu Online, we traverse five distinct stages. We begin in the nascent realm of startup branding, witness to the humble origins of logos and identity. Advancing to the domain of company branding, sophistication blossoms as brands refine their image. Navigating towards targeted branding, we observe the delicate balance between brand and audience. Transitioning to purposeful branding, brands align with societal currents, echoing the rhythm of the natural world. Finally, we arrive at the pinnacle of impactful branding, where genuine impact serves as the lifeblood of communities, creating a harmonious ecosystem of brand and society."
June: Live Event
Wednesday 5th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 for registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
Courtyard by Marriott Sandy Park
A lunchtime business networking event for business owners and directors - 2-course lunch with coffee and all pre-event refreshments
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North East
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