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What I learnt over lunch……from Ovid et al…….

March 20, 2013

The Taunton Business Network event on 20/3/13 at The Castle at Taunton- Budget day, also the birthday of Ovid (20/3/43 BC) who must have – although he did not know it – came up with possibly one of the best networking quotes ever

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”

It was also  a chance to  celebrate World Story Telling Day in style!

Each of the people attending not only enjoyed a fabulous lunch, the chance to present their business to others but also the opportunity to tell a story that meant a lot to them.  There was a vast selection of personal stories, stories that had inspired, stories that entertained, stories from around the world and those closer to home – a plethora of stories – all helping to build the important relationships crucial to success.

There was also something that added to the vent – very dependent upon people’s listening powers!  Once the “presentations” were complete people around each table chose 2 words to best describe what they had heard..

Guess what businesses were around the table I was sat at –

? and His/her business is – magically, mobile, kudos, magic, enervates, entertains, turns up, memorable entertainment

? and His/her business is – personable, hotel, dinner, wine, events, historic, great occupancy, personal, homely

? and His/her business is – fiery, charity, excitingly wet, fundraiser extraordinaire, dancing dragons, thumping entertainment

? and His/her business is – life, enhancers, cheap, talker, improves, lives, talk, helps, 24/7, benefit

? and His/her business is – jargon buster, definitely, mail, understands job, time saving, holistic printing

They are all in this list…….

Clarke Willmott LLP, People Plant Possibilities, Mark Leveridge Magic, Holate, Creme de la Creme Fun Casino, The Castle Hotel, RSH Copywriting, Evolution, Headway Somerset, Business Network (SW) Ltd, Print Guy, Search Consultancy

A big thank you to Dudley Hambleton
dudley hambleton
for an interesting, enlightening and thought provoking 10 minutes – talking about the spiritual aspects of life (after life), our balance of karmic points and a brief history lesson on Justinian and the Cathars —more on Evolution – Dudley’s Spiritual Centre in Exeter –  here
Also – and thank you to Sarah Berry of The Castle Hotel – a fantastic offer – 2 night family break for £149!
Spend two nights in The Castle at Taunton, including a £50 food voucher** to be used in either BRAZZ or our Grill Room, receive a complimentary copy of our Guide to Somerset, enjoy full English breakfasts on both days and up to 2 of your children, age 10 and under, can stay free!* And, if you stay over Easter, the kids can join our Easter egg hunt and bonnet competition on Easter Sunday, too!

Valid until 14th April 2013 only. Payment required on booking and is non-refundable.

*Two children per couple under age ten can stay free when sharing parent’s bedroom. **£50 food credit will be applied to your bill
NEXT EVENT – 24/4/13 at Mount Somerset Hotel – invitations will be out later
Seminar and Speaker opportunity available – contact me for details!
Businesses that will generate opportunities by coming along – Air Conditioning, Architects, Art Gallery, Artists,  Balloons (Party/Promotional), Bathroom Design and Installation, Building Preservation, CCTV, Data/Disaster Recovery, Dentist, Drug Testing, Estate Agents, Financial Advisors, Fire Alarms/Fire Safety Consultants, Flooring Specialist, Food Hygiene Consultants,  Health and Safety Consultants, Heating Specialists, Hospitals/Private Hospitals, Housing Associations, Jewellers, Landscape Architects, Lawyers, Lighting Consultants, Maintenance Services, Manufacturing, Marquee Hire, Office Fitters, Office Equipment/Furniture, Opticians,Packaging, Paging Systems, Personal Fitness Trainers, Pharmaceutical Company, Property Development/Maintenance, Quantity Surveyors, Removals,  Security Specialist, Serviced Offices, Site Investigations, Solicitors, Structural Engineers,,Translators, Travel Agents, Vermin Control, Water Coolers, Waste Disposal Services, Wealth Management, Wood Preservation, Work wear. 
Perhaps Ovid was a networker back in 43BC  – another of his quotes
“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” again summarises what networking is all about!

Ovid – from his Wikipedia entry – couldn’t find him on LinkedIn – I am sure he would have been a “Visionary, entreprenurial guru”

Where do I get my invitation?

call 01981 540708


complete enquiry form here


Why should you attend?

At each event you will have the opportunity to meet numerous other senior decision makers from locally based businesses in a relaxed and focused environment. It is a proven way and sustainable way of continuing to develop opportunities.

  • You will generate opportunities that will enhance your business
  • You will build mutually beneficial relationships with other decision makers
  • The networking is relaxed and comfortable
  • You will the opportunity to promote your business and expertise
  • You will build a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business
  • You will generate an ROI on your networking
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