San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Business networking has changed. Good business is about building relationships with people, helping others to help you. It is a WIN:WIN situation. It takes time and effort but the rewards can be great.
WGA Networking gives you the chance to grow your business at a convenient time, worked around the busy life you lead. In a relaxed environment you get a chance to build relationships, share ideas and grow your business from people you never thought you would ever meet.
How much will it cost you?
The price is just £15.00 (plus admin fees) for the night. We hope you will enjoy the evening and want to come again and build relationships with the people you meet and get to know. We also encourage you to bring along a friend and help grow the group.
The price includes food, guest speaker and a night of networking.
GUEST SPEAKER 1: Patric Maine
Topic: Don't be afraid of the big bad salesman....because that salesman is you!
Let me start with an apology I mean salesperson not just salesman but saleswoman etc -whatever business you're in you're selling whether you realise it or as is more likely you don't realise it. Every day everything you do every interaction by you, your staff , your paraphernalia is all selling your business. So don't be afraid of the big bad salesperson cause the salesperson is you. The purpose of tonight's talk is to take away the fear factor of selling and being sold to and hone your skills to the point it is second nature and your business bottom line improves through natural osmosis '
Patric runs a number of businesses most notably 'we love taunton' promoting events and businesses in an around Taunton . He has years of experience in selling financial services products and educational software. He has worked expensively in mystery shopping analysing and critiquing the sakes skills of a diversity of businesses . He has run businesses in various fields for example construction , estate agency , financial services , recruitment , procurement and promotion . He is also an author of soon to be completed book 'UTOPIAmaybe' a satire about an alternative UK which pays homage to the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's 1516 book 'UTOPIA.
GUEST SPEAKER 2: Jo Middleton
Topic: Writing a business blog - why, how, where and when
Has anyone every told you that what your website really needs is a blog? Of course they have. Everyone says it don't they? But why?? If you just don't get it, then fear not, you're not alone.
Creating a business blog can have all kinds of benefits for your business, and in this session we'll explain a few of them, as well as giving you some practical tips about what to blog about, how often to post, how to structure your posts, and, most importantly, how to get people to read them.
Jo Middleton is author of the blog Slummy single mummy, a Cision top five UK parenting blog that has netted several blogging awards and accolades since its launch in 2009. Jo's blog covers the highs and lows of parenting alone, working from home and searching for Mr Right whilst all the time trying to maintain a basic level of sanity and her mixture of honesty and humour is hugely popular with parents and non-parents alike. Jo has worked with multiple big name brands including Tesco, Disney and Unilever and has been on all kinds of adventures with her blog, from skiing in the Alps to cooking traditional pancakes in Ethiopia. Jo knows exactly what makes bloggers sit up and take notice and will be sharing her story and words of wisdom.
We look forward to seeing you soon and please get in touch for more details.
Paul Smith & Jo Middleton
Note: We do not believe in category lock outs like some other networking groups. We believe that everyone has value and people buy from people that they get to know over time and will buy when they feel the time is right. In fact this also helps to form friendships and the chance to collaborate together in business which is great news for everyone.
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When & Where
Word Gets Around Business Networking
Word Gets Around Business Networking gives you the chance to promote your business at a convenient time, working around the busy life you lead. In a relaxed environment, you get a chance to build relationships, share ideas and develop your network, with like-minded people.
Our business network group is open to anyone who embraces the idea of support, learning and a ‘together we’re stronger’ attitude. Now more than ever it is about sharing skills and experiences which help build relationships and in time, trust. Everyone has value and you can take away as much as you put in.