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Updated – look who’s coming – “Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted” Groucho Marx born same day as Exeter Business Network’s October event!

September 4, 2013

Perhaps a better quote is “The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work” – Robert Kiyosaki – Robert wasn’t born on 2nd October – just checking though

The event on 2/10/13 offers you the best in lunch time networking.

October’s event in brief

  • Fabulous seminar and networking over coffee (10am – 11.45am) – website content and using content to win new customers
  • THE Networking lunch (11.45am – 2pm)
  • Lunch speaker – Mary Jane Campbell – Simpkins Edwards – talking about Auto Enrolment.
  • Afternoon Seminar (2.30pm – 3.30pm) – BRIC
  • 2nd October at Lord Haldon Country Hotel
  • “The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work” – Robert Kiyosaki

Some of those attending



A snap shot of those attending as of last week


More details…

What is the seminar before lunch and why you should come?

Website content and using content to win new customers – Hosted by Richard Hussey – RSH Copywriting

In on-line marketing having the right content is critical. It’s always been the difference between just ‘having a website’ and having an on-line presence that connects with your customers and drives business growth.

And content is becoming even more important. Increasingly it’s the secret to effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), driving traffic to your website, and establishing your on-line reputation and authority.
The presentation will focus on why content matters more than ever, what ‘good content’ looks like, and the practical steps your business needs to take to become an effective content publisher.
Richard has produced effective copy for a wide range of publications including websites, blogs, press releases, landing pages, magazines, technical and customer service training programmes, sales and corporate brochures, and newsletters. In addition to copywriting and marketing, Richard also has significant experience in Business Development and Operations Management roles in privately owned, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Richard understands the realities of how businesses grow and succeed, and how you can differentiate yourself in the market place

The times

  • Seminar starts at 10.30am – with coffee and networking from 10am, finishing at 11.45am
  • THE networking lunch starts with drinks and informal networking at 11.45am, you sit down for your served 2 course lunch (a guaranteed crumb free keyboard!) and runs until 2pm
  • Afternoon seminar is 2.30pm – 3.30pm – BRIC – hosted by Spencer B Hodgetts – Biomimetric Resilience Inspiring Change

What is the seminar after lunch and why you should come?

Explore & learn from 3.8 billion years of experience 

Discover 3 examples of Resilience in Nature

1 Variation

2 Redundancy

3 Decentralization 

Engage in Simple Rules Activity 

You will leave:

   Inspired as to how your business can

Adapt to Changing Conditions

   Amazed at the impact Networking can have


Realise that there’s more to Nature than tree hugging…

…We can do that too

Super article from National geographic here

  • Cost of event is £34.00 (Inc VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks incl. wine, delegate list, free car parking, follow up details after event.
  • 2nd October 2013
  • Lord Haldon Country Hotel, Dunchideock, Exeter, EX6 7YF

What is the NETWORKING lunch all about?

11.45am. Arrival for drinks before lunch; an informal free range networking session, you have a choice of wine, fruit juice or water. You will be introduced to other members during this time.

12.30pm. Sit down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee) and formal networking at your table – you will sit on a table with 7 or 8 other decision makers – none of whom do what you do – a table host will ensure that each person get at least (and no more than) 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.
During the lunch each decision maker at your table will have 3 minutes to explain to the others the benefits that you and your organisation can offer; the type of business that you are looking for and also how other businesses can help you. Be memorable so that other people will be able to remember and refer.
3 minute presentation tips – maximum!
  • Introduce yourself an your company/organisation
  • Outline what you do – the benefits that you bring to your customers/clients
  • What’s new in your world? What’s novel? How will people remember you?
  • What type of customers/clients are you looking to build relationships with?
  • How could the people around the table help you or your customers/contacts? What are you looking to purchase, what challenges do you have (also think about this from the perspective of your clients)
  • Can you refer the people around the table to others that you know?
  • Lunch will be served during the presentations so you will have to eat and listen and talk rather than eat!

“You can get everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar

There will opportunity to ask further questions and have the all important conversations when everyone has completed their 3 minutes.
1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan will help you locate them), continue your conversation or start a new one with someone else on your table. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people

How to get to the venue……

Click on map for directions. The hotel is approx 10 minutes from the A38, approx 6 miles from the M5 and only 5 miles from Exeter city centre.

Lord Haldon Country Hotel

To book your place 

Call 01981 540708


with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice AND also send you a free copy of the “A-Z of networking”!

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Feel free to contact me if you need any more details

Have a great day

sean signature picture

Megan and Sean Humby - Exeter Business Network hosts!

Megan and Sean Humby – Exeter Business Network hosts!


To book your place –

Call 01981 540708


with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice AND also send you a free copy of the “A-Z of networking”!



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