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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: Influencing styles - the push and pull philosophy at work.
Presenter - Lyann Farrelly Thursday Child
Influencing others can be difficult whether its taking an item back for a refund or persuading that new prospect to give you their business.

Often when influencing our intention doesn't match the way we present ourselves, either over compensating or shrinking back and acquiescing.

In this session we will explore the push/pull continuum, the value and the risks associated with both and the congruence needed between intention and physical energy with both styles.

By the end of the session you will be able to
? Understand the pros and cons of push and pull approach when influencing
? Recognise your own influencing preference and the impact this has
? Practice another style of influence and the possibilities this presents

About The Presenter

Lyann is a HR and OD innovator with experience across a broad range of organizations and industries including Warner Brothers and PWC.

In this interactive seminar you will learn about the Push and pull styles of influence and have a place to practice some of the tips and techniques.


September: Live Event
Wednesday 14th
10:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - Join us from 10:00 for a 10.30 start
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester
HELPING SME?S, MD?S AND DIRECTORS IN CHESHIRE AND ACROSS THE NORTH WEST ACHIEVE GROWTH BY BUSINESS NETWORKING FACE TO FACE WITH QUALITY CONNECTIONS.
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North West
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Seminar: The Psychology of Selling on LinkedIn
Presenter - Ian Nicklin - Managing Director - IN Business Ninjas Ltd
The presentation will cover:
  • Doing the LinkedIn basics well
  • What time to post - the when and the how
  • Finding your target audience
  • The psychology of sales
  • Creating a sales structure through your messaging
  • How to use Sales Navigator effectively
August: Live Event
Wednesday 31st
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
The Lowry Hotel
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 West
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Seminar: Being brilliant at the basics of Business
Presenter - Chris Brindley

The best businesses are those that have consistent processes in place in terms of business growth. They are proactive not reactive. They use proven business techniques/models to underpin key activities in running a business. Chris Brindley will share some simple to understand tools that will help your business thrive. Not only simple to understand but also simple to apply!

    A quick run through of the following:

    • Balanced Business Scorecard/ESG
    • Pestle
    • SWOT
    • Acres of Diamonds(Acquire/Cost to serve/Retention/Expansion
    • Magic Matrix

    After Executive roles in the UK with NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, Chris now has a portfolio of Non Executive Director (NED) and Chair roles in Business and Sport. He also is a global keynote speaker and Executive Coach. He is Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, NED at Equilibrium Wealth Management LLP and Chair at Zellar Limited From an Executive coaching perspective, Chris is the Leadership and Business Coach at Metro Bank, Switch the Play and Goodson Thomas. Chris has coached Executives from companies such as Heineken, Muller, and the Football Association. Chris is also a Business Mentor for the Premier League, Elite Academy Managers Programme.


    Chris is not a theorist, but a skilled and experienced practitioner. He is a leading authority on Performance Management, Strategy, Customer Experience and Employee Engagement; particularly within organisations where change is a feature. His strengths include building high performing teams, enhancing productivity through employee engagement and situational leadership. Chris leads on the subject of Leadership and People on the ?Becoming a CEO in a Sporting Organisation? which has been created by VSI Executive Education, for whom Chris also delivers for on the Salford University Master?s Degree programme for Sporting Directors


    He has also worked extensively with academics from leading business schools as well as executives, managers and team leaders within global PLCs. Chris is passionate about creating a long term sustainable performance culture that will continue long after he has completed his work. His accolades include Britain's Best Boss, Most Outstanding Workplace at the National Business Awards; Sales & Marketing Director of the Year (3 consecutive years), and in 2017 was awarded United Kingdom, Non Executive Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.


    Chris has spoken in the UK, Europe, Africa and Australia on topics including Change Management, Culture, Building High Performing Teams, Customer Experience and Coaching.


    In June 2018, Chris was awarded an MBE for his services to sport.

    September: Live Event
    Thursday 8th
    11:30 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 10.30am
    Tytherington Club
    A relaxed networking group for senior business people based in the North West to generate quality business locally, nationally and internationally.
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    Midlands
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    Seminar: Smarten Up: Working Smarter Not Harder
    Presenter - Richard Higginbotham from OPTSM Ltd
    1 in 3 of our working hours is spent on tasks that could be done faster and better by readily available technology. This creates a drag on our personal time and limits our capacity to drive our business. It holds back sales, it creates inconvenience for customers and it's costing us our money and our lifestyle. But just putting technology in place isn't the answer. Richard Higginbotham will introduce the OPTSM "Action for Results" approach that helps bigger firms to raise their productivity and create capacity using, amongst other things, Jo the Robot. He will show how this approach can be applied to our own work to help anybody find the opportunities to free themselves from mundane - `Person-o-matic` - activities that cost us time and limit our potential. He will reveal some tips, tricks and 'hacks' that can help us all in our everyday life and to work smarter not harder.
    September: Live Event
    Thursday 8th
    12:00 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 11:00
    Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, B5 7QU
    Proactive networking lunch for senior business decision makers
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    Midlands
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    Seminar: Getting Past The Gatekeeper
    Presenter - Paul Kilby from Red Promotions
    Gatekeepers. Who are they? What are they? And how do we get past them??

    This 45 minute seminar will answer these questions and many more. It will show you how to be creative, prepared and above all, NICE! Including 5 tried and tested methods. All delivered by a sales person who's had 30 years in the trenches.
    August: Live Event
    Thursday 25th
    12:00 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 11:00
    Orton Hall Hotel
    Proactive networking lunch for senior business decision makers
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    South East
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    Seminar: Effective New Business Generation
    Presenter - Helen Bennett - Director - The Business Network
    August: Live Event
    Wednesday 17th
    12:00 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
    London Marriott - 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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    Seminar: Effective New Business Generation
    Presenter - Helen Bennett - Director - The Business Network
    August: Live Event
    Wednesday 17th
    11:50 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
    London Marriott - 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 West
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    Seminar: Voice Activated Search - Are You Missing Out On Business?
    Presenter - Mark Field - Director - Fresh Digital Media
    More and more people are looking for your products and services using voice activated search. In the UK, over 34% of people use voice activated search multiple times a day. And 58% of users use voice activated search to find a local business. During his seminar Mark will explain the importance of voice search for your business and show you how to optimise your website so that you can gain a competitive advantage.

    September: Live Event
    Wednesday 7th
    12:00 Start - 14:00 End
    Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
    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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