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Lift off at Exeter Business Network June event

May 8, 2013

5th June 1783 saw the first hot-air balloon ascent.

It flew for ten minutes. It was made by the French brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier at their home town of Annonay, France.

Tenuous I know! What will not be tenuous are the connections and collaborations that you will make at the Exeter Business Network event on 5th June 2013.

The event starts with a seminar hosted by Robin Williams and Keryn Seal – Listen to Win

Listen2Win provides inspirational and motivational talks, seminars and team building sessions with enjoyable and measurable outcomes.
Keryn Seal and Robin Williams are two Paralympian Blind Football players with well over 100 caps for their country between them.
Keryn has a young family and Robin is completing a PHD in Mathematics. In addition both are totally blind which in itself is more challenging than most of us can even begin to appreciate.
The lessons we can learn from them, for ourselves and our businesses, is both inspirational, aspirational and entertaining.
The boys will be taking us through their backgrounds, their life lessons and experiences. Understanding and embracing the world with audio as the main sense they have honed their hearing skills to an acute level. Using these abilities they will be guiding us, with their easy humorous style, through listening and communication techniques that you will be able to employ immediately. You might not get to play blind football but you will have a lot fun.
Too good to be true? Come and find out…whilst its free!
This seminar would not of come about without the fantastic mentoring and advice that has been given by Richard Carpenter of Enterprise Assist –
Here’ s Richard’s story
“The idea for Listen2Win was formulated after I heard Keryn & Robin give a short talk at your Exeter Business Network SW lunch at Exeter Racecourse about a year ago. Their delivery and humour was infectious and I was impressed by their achievements. I wasn’t so impressed by the lack of financial support they received given that they had gained over 100 caps for their country between them through sheer determination and sacrifice.
The boys and I hooked up and Listen2Win Ltd has become the vehicle to help support them irrespective of whether they play Blind Football or not. However, the football remains the priority in their lives and the business has to fit around the gruelling schedules of fitness and football training as well as family commitments. 
All our events to date have been a great success and although we do find ourselves with scheduling challenges, given the step up in their training recently, we’re very much enjoying ourselves and are delighted to be able to provide this seminar for BNSW and its members.
The more time I spend with the boys the more impressed I am by their attitude to life and their ability to shrug off difficulties that the rest of us mortals would consider very daunting indeed.
An hour or so in their company experiencing how they deal with every day obstacles is nothing short of inspiring.”

Keryn and Robin – Listen2Win at a recent “Power Hours” Taster session for Devon business executives.  Their style of delivery is thought-provoking  provokes humour and a desire to “…make things happen when I get back to work” in delegates.

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

Networking over drinks, a sit down served 2 course lunch, dietary requirements catered for, a table host to conduct proceedings, conversations leading to connections and collaborations. Delegate details provided to enable you to connect with others in the room

Speaker for this event is Belinda Newton – The HR Dept

Where is it?

Westpoint Conference Centre, Clyst St Mary
Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre

How much does it cost?

Cost of event is £34.00 (Inc VAT) per decision maker – covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, delegate list, free car parking, follow up details.

Who comes to and benefits from these events?

Click on the link here to see who came along on 8th May 2013

Click on the link here to see who came along on April 10th

And among those booked – Angi Wren, Tim Darby, Michelle Thomas, Annabel McCabe, Alex Wren, William Hammond, Phil Roberts, Alison Jobson, Belinda Newton, Robin Wilding – Webb, Maggie Garrett, John Hind, Stephen Bateman, David Frumin, Helena Holt, Michael Green, Dudley Hambleton, Glen King, Grace Bradley, Rachel Buckley, Derek Brunt, Sarah Taylor, Karina Berry, Christopher Catt, Chris Elliott, Nicky Dunn, Mark Leveridge, Adam Nicholas, Tim Rigby, Charlie Martin, Michael Mann, Chris Wood, Danny Frayne, Ros Debenham, Roger Moore, Kate Tennant, Mary Jane Campbell, Tim Wadsworth,

From these businesses

Roger Moore & Associates, Bitpod Ltd, Search Consultancy, Compass Resolution, Through the Garden Gate Ltd, WESC Foundation, Fair Energy, Glen King PR/Marketing Ltd, Concentric Dots – (Part of iGlimpse Limited), Lloyds TSB Commercial, Mango Personnel Ltd, David Frumin & Associates, Hartnell Chanot & Partners, Q Social Media Ltd, Simpkins Edwards, McClure Solicitors, Martin Luck Group, Endorse HR,Quickprint Ltd, Radiance Medi Spa, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Space, St Loye’s Foundation, Optix Solutions Ltd, Plymouth Estates, Evolution, Life Coach Station, Straight Marketing Limited, The HR Dept, WNW Design, Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre, Juiceplus, La Tasca, Mark Leveridge Magic

Where do you get your invitation?

call 01981 540708

email sean@business-network.co.uk – with “yes book me in” or “yes send me invite” or

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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