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Anon. makes a guest appearance at Exeter Business Network’s June event!

June 6, 2013
“A gossip talks about other, a bore talks about himself.  A brilliant conversationalist talks about others” Anon
Whoever it was who said this could well have been talking about networking!
And at the Exeter Business Network event on June 5th at Westpoint Conference Centre there was a tremendous and terrific amount of  conversation, energy and enthusiasm!
This room prepared and ready at 9.30am
A room full of anticipation!

A room full of anticipation!

The event opened with a seminar from Listen2Win
Listen 2 Win features Exeter-based England and GB blind football players Robin Williams and Keryn Seal, who both boast experience at the elite level of sporting competition including the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  They weer joined by Dan James the GB 5-a side goalkeeper

International level blind football, like business, is highly reliant on effective communication skills. The seminar was an introduction to show how Listen 2 Win can help any business by highlighting areas for improvement in a company’s communication, particularly in the art of listening skills.

The attendees were taken through a series of exercises that highlighted techniques used in the game – one of these had 10 people all blind folded being set the task to arrange themselves in ascending house number against a wall 3 meters away- the arranged line was 1,3,5,5,5,8,H,L,80,97! (The H & L as the houses had no numbers!).  This exercise demonstrated the need to listen, to work together and support each other – literally as when you have one of your senses taken away you certainly become more vulnerable.

If you didn’t get the chance to attend the seminar which was great then details on Listen2Win are here
THE networking lunch created and served by Posh Nosh was wonderful and acted as a great catalyst to the conversations around the tables.  Each led by a table host!

Heading to #BNSW @ Westpoint shortly. Looking forward to seminar by @Blind_Seal @MrRMWilliams Then a training session on being a Table Host!

Looking forward to lunch today at #BNSW #Exeter – very honoured to be a table host @seanhumby 🙂

Networking at the table, at someone else's table - all with the help of the Table Seating Plan given to all attendees

Networking at the table, at someone else’s table – all with the help of the Table Seating Plan given to all attendees

More from Twitter….
  1. Really good seminar by @Listen2win_ at #BNSW #Exeter on listening & comms skills – would recommend them for onsite interactive training

  2. Great #BNSW networking lunch today @WestpointArena #Exeter with @seanhumby. Fab food by @Posh_Nosh and informative talk by @BelindaNewtonHR

    Retweeted by Lee Cottrell and 1 other

     

    CasinoMandy11:50am via Twitter for iPhone

    A pleasure to table host @seanhumby networking lunch yesterday @BelindaNewtonHR Stuart @PDCExeter June @Posh_Nosh and all …#BNSW #lunch

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Belinda Newton – The HR Dept talking about Performance Management and the four key points – Induction, Probation, Supervision & Appraisal

  • Some top lines from Belinda Newton’s informative and entertaining 10 mins.
  • He has carried out each and every one of his duties to his entire satisfaction
  • This young lady has delusions of adequacy
  • He has the wisdom of youth and the energy of old age
  • She sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them
  • Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap
  • This man is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot
  • For the latest news click here

 

Congratulations to Cathy Towers – Exeter Mind and Body Clinic nominated as Charity of the Month by St Loye’s Foundation for the great way she has supported them through “it’s a man thing” and Lady Luxe ” events – certificate and champagne at next event!
Exeter Business Network Charities 2013 – Your chance to support them
The Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charity which raises the funds to keep 2 emergency Air Ambulances flying. This is no small feat as each and every year we have to raise in the region of £4.5 million to keep both of the helicopters airborne.  Click here to donate
Families for Children place children for adoption from throughout the UK, who have experienced loss and upheaval. We find for them stable, loving families in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We are special because we have a ‘forever’ policy of support and this means that we offer support to the child and new family for as long as they need us. Click here to donate
WESC Foundation’s aim is the education and care of young people with visual impairment and/or complex needs and their transition into school, college and beyond.  By providing a specialist centre for education, training and expertise, WESC Foundation create a better life for people with visual impairment. Click here to donate
The vision of St Loye’s Foundation is that each individual should have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential, irrespective of natural abilities or setbacks experienced in life.
Mission – St Loye’s mission is to be the preferred choice of people with physical, mental health, sensory and other disabilities, or with long-term health conditions, to improve their quality of life and degree of independence.  Click here to donate
The Announcements
Glen King – Glen King Marketing & PR on “Come Dine with me” – October 2013
More opportunities and offers from the event – ExeterBusiness NetworkJune2013
“I won’t say it’s the route to colossal riches but I read almost nothing but Greek & Latin for 25 years and now I am in charge of all the buses in London ” Boris Johnson
“There are 2 essential strategies in business. Number 1 – never reveal all you know” Anon

More photo’s from the event – taken with a Blackberry!

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The photo’s show the following people 

Mandy Blackler, John Hind, Stephen Bateman, Paul Brown, Jane MacNamara, David R Cotterill, Helena Holt, Alison Jobson, Michael Green, Dudley Hambleton, Cathy Towers, Michelle Thomas, Jennifer Skinner, Angi Wren, Ally Colton, Carla Zumfelde, Alistair Heron, Glen King, Jill Webster, Emma Law, Tracey Pearce, Stuart Wright, Grace Bradley, Hugh Mitchell, Derek Brunt, Lee Cottrell, Julia Bramble, Gordon Mitchell,              Christopher Catt, Richard Carpenter, Robin Williams, Dan James, Chris Elliott, Malcolm Rouse, Mark Leveridge, Steve Hartland,  Tim Rigby, Rachel Allen, Rebecca Dorrington, Charlie Martin, Michael Mann, June Hutchings, Stuart Grant, Chris Wood, Ros Debenham, Ryan Barrett, Rosemary Pell, Roger Moore, Richard Hussey, Olly Seymour, Neil Starr, Kate Tennant, Mary Jane Campbell, William Hammond, Jessica Tarr, Phil Roberts, Vicki Stewart, Hugh Graham, Belinda Newton, Robin Wilding – Web, Maggie Garrett, Ian Smith, Nigel Wilkinson, Robert Guest, Megan Humby, Alex Wren

From the following businesses

Casino Select, St Loye’s Foundation, Straight Marketing Limited, WESC Foundation, Compass Resolution, David R Cotterill, Exeter Mind & Body Clinic, Realistic Home Improvements Ltd, Florian Zumfelde Design Studio,  Global Radio, Radiance Medi Spa, Life Coach Station, Bitpod Ltd, WPA Healthcare, Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre, Concentric Dots – (Part of iGlimpse Limited), High Path VAT Consultancy, Plymouth Estates, Posh Nosh, Hartnell Chanot & Partners, WNW Design, Mark Leveridge Magic, Creme de la Creme Fun Casino,  Old Mill Accountancy LLP, Tender Victory, Printing.com, Through the Garden Gate Ltd, Business Doctors, Concept Card, Families for Children Trust, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Fair Energy, Endorse HR, Roger Moore & Associates, Evolution, Space, Bramblebuzz, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, Winning Tenders Ltd, Kirkham Board, The HR Dept, Glen King PR/Marketing Ltd, Search Consultancy, Juiceplus, Rundle Walker, Gravitas Recruitment (SW) Ltd, Simpkins Edwards, Listen to Win,  Marla Custom Blinds, Road User Support Service, Q Social Media Ltd, The Bid Coach, McClure Solicitors, RSH Copywriting, Optix Solutions Ltd, Lloyds TSB Commercial, Malcolm Rouse Photography

engaged in conversation, developing connections and building the all important business relationships that will increase opportunities for everyone!

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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