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Not only a man of words – a room full of conversation

September 20, 2013
“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it” 
so said Samuel Johnson ( b 18/9/1709) – a true man of words.  The same can be said when it comes to generating opportunities for your business.  That’s opportunities for more knowledge, advice, referrals, leads and building great business relationships.
The words that I would use to describe the recent Bristol Business Network event are Fantastic! Fabulous! Fun! A big thank you to everyone for participating and contributing to the Bristol Business Network event, held at Hilton Garden Inn on 18th September 2013.  Everyone brought a tremendous amount of conversation, energy and enthusiasm.
In terms of words the most important at a Business Network SW lunch are those between the people at the event.  To help facilitate this

one of the “rules” that we have at Business Network SW events is about the mobile devices.  As people who attend the event have taken the time to come and meet people and have meaningful conversations then the distraction of a ring tone or a vibrate can disrupt the flow.  That is why there is a fine system in place – all fines – £10/ring. per vibrate are donated to, in Bristol Business Network’s case, The Jessie May Trust.  It must be working as I have had to write the following…..
As the number of fines decline
A little bit of your time
To tell you I must
Some more about The Jessie May Trust
Some photo’s – taken on Blackberry Q10 by an amateur (that’s me!)
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Thank you to Matt Richardson for the 10 minutes – I certainly remember the ZX Spectrum!
One of the most innovative 10 minutes that I have heard for a long time – not only using a ZX Spectrum, an iPhone 5, docking station and numerous promotional gifts

Some excerpts

This video is an excerpt from the beginning


This video is an excerpt from the middle



This video is the finale

More on the  The Jessie May Trust – Created by a family for families
Jessica May died at home aged 4 1/2 months surrounded by her family and supported by a team of nurses. Her parents created Jessie May to ensure that every child who is not expected to reach adulthood receives nursing care within the home. Since 1996 we have been providing this care, free of charge, in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Quick reminders
The search  for Joe Bloggs***

Preview for the next event 16/10/13 is here 

Businesses not currently represented in Bristol Business Network
Accountants, serviced offices, Health and beauty, cosmetics, florists, photographers, manufacturing, logistics/courier, hire, consumer goods, hair dressers/barbers; landscape/gardening/horticulture, architects, Printing company, taxi, cleaning contractors domestic & commercial, building supplies, travel agents/consultants, butchers, bakers and candle stick makers and someone called Joe Bloggs!**– to name a few!
finally a few more words……
“Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life” – Samuel Johnson
“Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed” Phyllis Diller**
For more details on how networking with Business Network SW can enhance your business feel free to contact me

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



Have a great day

sean signature picture

Business Network (SW) Ltd Director and event host
*** If you introduce someone called Joe Bloggs who is a decision maker in a business – they come to an event and join then I will give you 12 months membership free!
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