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Fantastic February Exeter Business Network event – thank you to everyone who contributed to it!

February 5, 2015

THE networking lunch at Exeter Golf and Country Club began with a quote from Mark Zuckerberg who (in case you didn’t know) founded Facebook on 4/2/2004….

“The thing we’re doing with Facebook is just to help people connect and communicate more effectively”  The same could have been said by the people who set up Business Network (Terry Buchanan in New Zealand back in 1990 and the the Enright’s who brought it to the UK in 1993) –  and I can categorically state that is exactly what happens at the events that take place not just in the South West but all over the UK.  And one more historical fact – the first ever Business Network event in the UK took place at Exeter Golf & CC in May 1993!

Prior to the lunch Chris Wood – Q Social Media delivered a fabulous seminar – full of top tips, advice and ideas to enable you to get more from your digital marketing.  From reviewing your current web traffic – synching your online and off line marketing – being proactive – looking at the digital advertising (Facebook, Twitter, Google) – your SEO performance (or not) – the content marketing you’re doing (or not) – your social media activity and finally your email marketing – all of which lead to your ROI!

To this!

Find out more here from Chris’s Blog

or if what’s been listed seems a lot then contact Chris for help…….

Onsite training special offer – 20% discount if booked by end of April – either one to one or more than one person can attend.  Alternatively you can outsource all or some digital marketing activities and have them managed by ourselves, where for Google Advertising may pay for itself if spending over £500/month and not optimised – potentially 50% saving there in advertising budget once optimised and thus would cover our fees rather than having to pay on top for this.

Call 01392 311 340 Email chris@qsocialmedia.co.uk

What follwed was THE networking lunch where all those attending brought a room full conversation, energy and enthusiasm! I really do need to record the terrific amount of noise of the conversations you were all having!

Jon Duckham from WESC Foundation delivered an insightful 10 mins on possibly one of the longest established organisations in Exeter (175 years!) – with the potential to become one of the best known as well!  Here’s just some of the great work that they do

there are many others that show the great work that WESC does.  If you feel you can support in any way – CLICK and you should see the EVENTS they have planned HERE

 or at the very least click here to like on Facebook

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 Next event 4/3/15 at Bridwell Park.

Super seminar Disability Confident – are you? Come and see the benefits to you  – before THE networking lunch! Preview here! 

PDF of the event programme is downloadable here – full of all sorts of great offers and opportunities, Chocolate Meditation, 2015 dates, the March event, networking tips and even more!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Express and Echo Business Awards

Here’s a short video on how to enter the Express & Echo Business Awards

Thank you Glen King!

Devon Business Expo – Thursday 30th April 2015

I’ll be there as well as 100’s and 100’s and 100’s of others!

To exhibit

Contact Dave Barr or Colin Slade – Tel: 01392 349 135

Email: exeter.office@thebestof.co.uk

Devon Life Business and Professional

Devon Life Business and Professional is a brand new magazine, launching on 12th March, and will be packed with tantalising copy, matching the top-notch content readers are already treated to in our county magazine.   The new, quarterly publication will be bursting with insightful news, inspiring features and important advice all linked across the Devon business community.  Being polybagged with the April edition of Devon Life means every reader who currently reads our main magazine, will also get a copy of Business and Professional.

We will be hosting 200 top business decision makers at our launch event on the 26th March at Sandy Park.

The concept is to create a networking umbrella where business owners and decision makers can share business intelligence and work with each other. The publication, website, email newsletters, social media and events are all results of that networking umbrella, bringing the county’s business community to work together.  Please get in contact with Llewellyn for the chance to get involved with this exciting project. Llewellyn.Nicholls@archant.co.uk  07740 030 531 – 01392 888415

Look for Joe Bloggs – 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!

Businesses that could and would benefit from networking – to name a few!

Business Network SW Blog – Members feel free to send me details of events, good news, offers etc. and this will be added and distributed using social media.

Business Network SW is on LinkedIn – could you follow?

Even try BNSW Face Book page and post a “like”!

Business Network SW – discussion group on LinkedIn – 1310 members!  Feel free to get involved and participate in discussions, comment and post!

And with it being the 4th February how could the event without some super quotes from Dan Quayle (born 4/2/1947)

“For NASA space is still a high priority”

“It’s time for the human race to join the solar system”

“I understand that the importance of bondage between parent and child”

“Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement”

And finally from Norman Wisdom b 4/2/1915

“As you get older 3 things happen.  First is that you lose your memory and I can’t remember the other two”

And finally – THANK YOU – for all the Twitter activity!

nigelwnwFeb 04, 10:06pm via Echofon

Fab #BNSW lunch today, thanks @seanhumby
Some really good conversations around the table today

cook_rachelFeb 04, 9:25pm via Twitter Web Client

Excellent training session with @qChrisWood today from @qsocialmedia. Thank you. #BNSW@seanhumby And a yummy lunch….

cook_rachelFeb 04, 9:21pm via Twitter Web Client

@RachelmBuckley – great to see you too. Are you late night tweeting in front of the TV?! @seanhumby#BNSW

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RachelmBuckley

RachelmBuckley  @cook_rachel good to catch up today !@seanhumby #BNSW8:52pm, Feb 04 from Twitter for iPad

cook_rachel

cook_rachel  @RachelmBuckley – great to see you too. Are you late night tweeting in front of the TV?! @seanhumby#BNSW9:21pm, Feb 04 from Twitter Web Client

RachelmBuckleyFeb 04, 8:52pm via Twitter for iPad

@cook_rachel good to catch up today ! @seanhumby#BNSW

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RachelmBuckley Feb 04, 5:54pm via Twitter for iPad

@louiseextrahelp @claireextrahelp @seanhumby I agree ! Lovely to see you again Louise

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louiseextrahelp  Brilliant networking lunch in Exeter with@claireextrahelp @seanhumby @RachelmBuckley 😄 #BNSW3:43pm, Feb 04 from Twitter for iPhone

RachelmBuckley

RachelmBuckley  @louiseextrahelp @claireextrahelp@seanhumby I agree ! Lovely to see you again Louise5:54pm, Feb 04 from Twitter for iPad

FFCAdoptionFeb 04, 5:29pm via Hootsuite

Thanks @qsocialmedia for a inspiring seminar at BNSW with @seanhumby. Thanks for all the great work you do for FFC too

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Pippa_AllsopFeb 04, 4:59pm via Twitter Web Client

SUCH a great time at my first #BNSW event…huge thank you to @seanhumby ,
@qsocialmedia & @wescfoundation – cannot wait for the next one!!

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louiseextrahelpFeb 04, 3:43pm via Twitter for iPhone

Brilliant networking lunch in Exeter with @claireextrahelp @seanhumby @RachelmBuckley 😄#BNSW

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Tom__PatersonFeb 04, 3:20pm via Twitter for iPhone

“@exetergcc: Looking forward to welcoming you all today for a delicious lunch! #BNSW #exeter@exetergcc @seanhumby”exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Exeter-Golf-Co… 😂

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exetergcc  Looking forward to welcoming you all today for a delicious lunch! #BNSW #exeter @exetergcc @seanhumby10:14am, Feb 04 from Twitter Web Client

Tom__Paterson

Tom__Paterson  “@exetergcc: Looking forward to welcoming you all today for a delicious lunch! #BNSW #exeter @exetergcc@seanhumby” http://t.co/oJ6e7dMLJT 😂3:20pm, Feb 04 from Twitter for iPhone

CasinoMandyFeb 04, 3:06pm via Twitter for iPhone

Lovely lunch @exetergcc @Emzy_Talbot@GrosvenorTQ @seanhumby @qChrisWood@alex_wren #BNSW #Networking

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seanhumbyFeb 04, 12:05pm via Hootsuite

RT @cook_rachel: Looking forward to meeting with @seanhumby this Wednesday along with @Pippa_Allsop @MichelmoresLaw#exeterbusinessnetwork

exetergccFeb 04, 10:14am via Twitter Web Client

Looking forward to welcoming you all today for a delicious lunch! #BNSW #exeter @exetergcc@seanhumby

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cook_rachelFeb 04, 9:45am via Twitter Web Client

Off to meet @seanhumby for a #BNSW seminar – onlinemarketing!

devonbizexpoFeb 04, 9:25am via Hootsuite

Looking forward to #BNSW networking lunch today with @seanhumby & talking about this year’s expoow.ly/IsPNY #dbexpo

PDCExeterFeb 04, 8:20am via Twitter for iPad

Looking forward to #BNSW networking lunch today with @seanhumby @exetergcc Hope the heating is turned up! Brrrrr ❄️ #Exeter

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HRDeptExeterFeb 03, 7:07pm via Hootsuite

RT @seanhumby: Disability Confident? – seminar with @catt_chris @HRDeptExeter at #BNSW #Exeter event 4/3/15 @BridwellDevon

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exetergccFeb 03, 5:08pm via Twitter Web Client

@seanhumby @AccordAdValue @JMSNDevon Look forward to seeing you all!

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seanhumbyFeb 03, 5:07pm via Twitter for BlackBerry

@AccordAdValue: Who’s attending the #Exeter#BNSW Event tomorrow? @JMSNDevon is! @seanhumby @exetergcc
Plus over 55 others!

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AccordAdValueFeb 03, 3:06pm via Twitter Web Client

Who’s attending the #Exeter #Business Network Event tomorrow? @JMSNDevon is! @seanhumby

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cook_rachelFeb 02, 11:16am via Twitter Web Client

Looking forward to meeting with @seanhumby this Wednesday along with @Pippa_Allsop@MichelmoresLaw #exeterbusinessnetwork

Gallery From The Event

Chris Wood – Q Social Media full presentation here on SlideShare

Businesses that could and would benefit from networking – to name a few!

Business Network SW Blog – Members feel free to send me details of events, good news, offers etc. and this will be added and distributed using social media.

Business Network SW is on LinkedIn – could you follow?

Even try BNSW Face Book page and post a “like”!

Business Network SW – discussion group on LinkedIn – 1310 members!  Feel free to get involved and participate in discussions, comment and post!

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