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Good listeners popular at Bristol Business Network’s May event……

May 21, 2015

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something” – Wilson Misner*

Certainly true for all those that attended the event on 20th May at Old Down Manor.

The event began with a superb seminar hosted by David Doughty of Excellencia – titled “Social Media for Beginners” – David clearly demonstrated with numerous examples how he successfully markets his business, engages his followers, shares insights, creates content using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – brought to life with David sharing real data on how he has done this and how it can be replicated in your business.   From getting 1,00 followers on Twitter in 3 weeks, to getting your LinkedIn profile to work effectively for you and even how Facebook is generating opportunities – a 75 minutes bursting with great advice and tips!

Connect with David on or to continue the discussion

The networking lunch that followed brought conversation, energy and enthusiasm together with a fantastic 2 course lunch – compliments to the Chef!

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As each person delivered their 3 minute presentation to the others on their hosted table connections, knowledge, opportunities, expertise, perhaps a supplier and  one to ones were being discussed.  The additional question asked was – “Who would be the one person (alive or dead) you would invite to dinner and why?”, giving an insight into the people there as people and not solely “business people”!

The table I was sat on had a real mix of people -some I’d heard of and some I’d not – some I could find on Google and others I couldn’t – hence the empty chairs! When they are all sat together what a discussion there would be!  Among those at the table

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Those attending were then enlightened, educated and entertained by Peter Prater – QTAC Payroll Software and Outsourcing– into the vital importance of payroll and ensuring that with RTI, AE, SSP, SMP, AML, AEO, AVC, PAYE, SAYE all factors (and that’s just the one’s Peter mentioned!) you pay the right people at the right time the right amount each and every time.

The next event is 17th June at Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa – download and share the details here – Fabulous seminar, super location plus great conversations and connections to be made!

Copy of Event Programme – large print – full of offers, opportunities, dates, networking tips and more – available when you attend an event!

Concluding quotes

“Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon” – Peter Lynch – Wall St investor

“Runners run because they love running. Joggers jog because they love cake and, to a lesser extent, fitting into their trousers” Stuart Heritage from this article!

“Don’t stop, never give up, hold your head up high and reach for the top” S Club 7 (thank you Megan 21 on Tuesday 19/5!)

And penultimately what was said on Twitter – gallery follows!

daviddoughtyMay 20, 10:54pm via Twitter Web Client

@wintenders @seanhumby @MPBorman @deloittecfoThanks Ian – I’m glad I was able to enlighten you

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seanhumby  RT @MPBorman: @daviddoughty 4 orientations for engaging in strategy process http://t.co/6TFkpJ9uC0 @deloittecfohttp://t.co/O6Y4tFlW6R4:05pm, May 20 from Hootsuite

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wintenders  @seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty@deloittecfo Many thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!10:34pm, May 20 from Twitter for Android

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daviddoughty  @wintenders @seanhumby @MPBorman@deloittecfo Thanks Ian – I’m glad I was able to enlighten you10:54pm, May 20 from Twitter Web Client

wintendersMay 20, 10:34pm via Twitter for Android

@seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty @deloittecfoMany thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!

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seanhumby  RT @MPBorman: @daviddoughty 4 orientations for engaging in strategy process http://t.co/6TFkpJ9uC0 @deloittecfohttp://t.co/O6Y4tFlW6R4:05pm, May 20 from Hootsuite

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wintenders  @seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty@deloittecfo Many thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!10:34pm, May 20 from Twitter for Android

wintendersMay 20, 10:33pm via Twitter for Android

@seanhumby @MyCommunitySW Another great event today thanks Sean, good to meet Bristol colleagues, super venue.

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seanhumby  Excellent seminar on social media from @daviddoughty@OldDownManor before the #BNSW networking lunchhttp://t.co/adCeGL0a9911:18am, May 20 from Twitter for BlackBerry

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OldDownManor  @seanhumby Great to meet you today!8:03pm, May 20 from Twitter for iPhone

seanhumbyMay 19, 2:50pm via Hootsuite

RT @huwjohns: Looking fw to the seminar tomorrow on#socialmedia by @daviddoughty at #business network south west with @seanhumby et al

huwjohnsMay 19, 8:15am via Twitter Web Client

Looking fw to the seminar tomorrow on #socialmedia by @daviddoughty at #business network south west with @seanhumby et al

Gallery for the event

*American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. Born 19/5/1876

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