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Zig Ziglar made an appearance and invites out for Abraham Lincoln, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton

November 7, 2013

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar b 6/11/1926

The Exeter Business Network event on 6th November at Exeter Golf & Country Club began with a seminar  – the A-Z of Networking
During the seminar those attending were asked who they would most like to have a coffee with – Abraham Lincoln, Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, James Kahn, Simon Cowell, Ranulph Fiennes, Oliver Reed, The Queen, Ellen McArthur, Scott Jurek and Richie Macraw were among those nominated – what a coffee morning that would be.  The seminar delivered by Sean Humby (that’s me!) covered everything form your story, the art of proxemics, open and closed groups, Brand You, following up, using social media – a whistle stop tour!

Slides available on Slideshare

Followed by THE networking lunch – a room full of conversations and connections over a served 2 course lunch – slow cooked creedy caver duck followed by an autumn fruit salad with coffee and chocolates!
Believe me when I say that the room was full of conversations – perhaps a video next time!!!?
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Those in the photo’s
Congratulations to Alex Wren of Bitpod who was nominated as the Charity supporter of the month
Anita Newcombe - Devon Air Ambulance Trust - Chair or Trustees; Alex Wren Bitpod; Sean Humby - Business Network SW

Anita Newcombe – Devon Air Ambulance Trust – Chair or Trustees; Alex Wren Bitpod; Sean Humby – Business Network SW.  Photo courtesy of Malcolm Rouse Photography 01392 437724

“Alex has delivered training sessions for many of the team in how to get the best from their own video filming of the work that we do here at DAAT.  This has not only been the initial days but follow ups. Invaluable support and expertise – thank you!” Devon Air Ambulance Trust
Thank you to Guy Arnold for a memorable and thought provoking 10 minutes on The 21st Century Sales Process –
– the changing environment we now have to market in – from a traditional method of finding,  getting interest and then bombarding to a customer empowered sales process.  Guy’s goal is to wake salespeople and organisations up to what it takes to be successful selling to today’s savvy, crazy-busy prospects in a market where your customer is empowered and your business is transparent.
Guy has Free 2 Hour Seminars in Exeter, Bristol and London.  Next one in Exeter: Friday 24th January.  Email us:
It’s the Christmas Event – supporting the Exeter Business Network Charities*- 4th December – Auction with auctioneer “Fitz” – please feel free to donate – things money can’t buy, fine dining, , weekend breaks, holidays, cars, gifts, fine wine, whisky, champagne, hampers, your expertise – whatever you can will be fantastic!  We will look to “bundle smaller donations” to produce wonderful lots
The event concluded with some more words of wisdom from Zig Ziglar…..
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want”
“If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments”
Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information
Have a fantastic day and month!
See you in December – remember it’s the Charity Auction!

Feedback from the event – courtesy of Twitter!

thebestofExeter9:12am via HootSuiteRT @RichardHussey1: @eastdevonit@seanhumby @SpaceExeter @QuickPrintUK@_Fran_long @thebestofExeter @bitpod_ukGood to see you there too.

SpaceExeterNov 06, 9:55am via WebLooking forward to #Exeter #BNSW today with @seanhumby @exetergcc #networking #lunch… who else is going?1 retweets
gravitasdevonNov 06, 9:25am via Twitter for iPhoneLooking forward to seeing you all later at business network @BusinessNetwksw@seanhumby @SpaceExeter1 retweets
k810antNov 06, 9:04am via Twitter for AndroidIt’s #BNSW day today! Looking forward to a great lunch with @seanhumby and others at @exetergcc #networking
*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  Help celebrate their 21st Birthday!
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
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