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7th March 2019


1 Millennium Square


10am - 3pm


The EventProgramme



SeminarTitle: Working for GoodSpeaker: Angela De SouzaTime: 10.00am - 10.30amRoom: 1CLICK HERE NOW TO BOOK FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT    


A look at how giving back to your community can greatly benefit business too. Brand awareness, marketing and PR are significantly boosted when companies engage in supporting a charity and have a clear CSR policy. Get inspired to get giving and also learn some practical tips to create and share your CSR policy.


Angela De Souza is on a mission to unlock the potential that exists within each and every business. She is an author, speaker, trainer and the founder of the national business support network, Women’s Business Club.  A serial entrepreneur, her brain is always whizzing with great ideas often to the frustration of those closest to her. Angela’s biggest passion is her family and cats! Her LinkedIn title says that she is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, but what it doesn’t say is that she also loves to sing in the shower, play piano and try her hand at some Bob Ross painting.





SeminarTitle: Hey, you talking to me? - an exploration of rhetoric and how you can use it to influence othersSpeaker: Julia CawteTime: 10.45am - 11.15amRoom: 1CLICK HERE NOW TO BOOK FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT    


Seminar by Julia Cawte


Hey, you talking to me? ~ an exploration of rhetoric and how we can use it to influence others.

During this seminar you will be exploring the history of rhetoric, why rhetoric sometimes gets a bad press and specific ways we can use rhetoric to inspire and influence others.



Julia's aim is for every business owner and team she works with to feel motivated and inspired to take their public communication to the next level, in order to raise their profile and win more business.


Julia is based in Bristol and works with small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of sectors including tech, engineering and environmental.


Now running a successful consultancy (www.communicatewithconfidence.co.uk), she uses all of these disciplines when transforming people’s relationship with public speaking. Julia works with her clients to banish any fears relating to public speaking and enables them to shine when they deliver a talk or presentation. She works on an individual basis, helping people with the content and delivery of their one minute pitches, sales pitches, key notes and whatever is getting in the way of their public speaking success. She also facilitates open courses and does bespoke corporate work.


Julia wholeheartedly believes that everyone has the innate right to take up their space in the world, stand tall and be heard.


Some organisations Julia has worked with :


*Sustrans; *Eunomia; *Resource Futures; *Bath Future Talent; *Agas; *Soapbox; *422 South; *Cpcab (Counselling organisation); *Marie Stopes





SeminarTitle: Networking that ACTUALLY worksSpeaker: Philippa ConstableTime: 12.15pm - 12.45pmRoom: 2CLICK HERE NOW TO BOOK FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT    



Networking that ACTUALLY works


If you would like to understand how to be effective as a networker and find out what it takes to get a decent return on your investment from networking, then this talk is one you won’t want to miss! Networking guru Philippa Constable will enlighten you with her insights into what makes a person a real force in the networking environment. She will share tangible tips, some easy to follow strategies, and equally importantly, tell you how to avoid the pitfalls. This session is for you if you are new to networking, or you want to build more confidence and improve your skills.




BIO: Founded by successful businesswoman Philippa Constable, We Mean Biz & Women Mean Biz is the result of years of experience and research into how networking works. Having been a member of business development schemes and networking organisations herself, Philippa realised she could do better. She started WMB for men and women who, like her, didn’t enjoy the stuffy networking style they’d encountered in some networking groups. She’s developed a format that’s proved successful for hundreds of people, whether in business for the first time or with years of experience.



SeminarTitle:  What would Dale Carnegie do to win friends and influence people on LinkedinSpeaker: Greg CooperTime:  1.00pm -1.30pmRoom: 1CLICK HERE  NOW TO BOOK FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT  



What would Dale Carnegie do to win friends and influence people on LinkedIn?



Dale Carnegie’s classic book was published in 1936 but remains an Amazon bestseller 70 years later. In this age of personal branding his themes are even more important than ever:


- make friends quickly and easily

- increase your popularity

- persuade people to follow your way of thinking

- win new clients and customers

- become a better speaker

- boost enthusiasm among your colleagues


In this talk LinkedIn expert, Greg Cooper, takes a Carnegian perspective on how to get the most from the platform and finds that Dale can teach us a thing or two.


About Greg Cooper


Greg is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing. For many years he ran an award-winning tech marketing agency which he sold in 2011. Today he coaches small and mid-sized businesses to use LinkedIn to find, win and keep customers.


More info about Greg can be found at www.frontofmindcoaching.co.uk





SeminarTitle:  'Selling to Large Organisations'Speaker:  Berkeley HarrisTime: 1.45pm - 2.15pmRoom: 1CLICK HERE NOW TO BOOK  FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT    


‘Selling to Large Organisations’


Selling is an honourable profession and therefore don’t be one of those wing it and hope sales people – it never works and there are no mutual benefits.  Learn how to sell the professional way using techniques that suit this modern day.


Larger organisations needs products, services and solutions but they don’t need quick fixes. There are often complex needs, multiple decision makers, tendering processes and many criteria’s other than cost.   Sandler Global delivers "The Sandler Enterprise Selling program” (SES).  It gives companies who sell into complex accounts a quantifiable enterprise selling system that can be launched, measured, tested, and amplified at any step of the process. Sandler Enterprise Selling is a force multiplier, plain and simple."


This Key-Note seminar will provide a global overview to the SES system and a deep dive into some areas to ensure immediate learnings.  Don’t miss this seminar!


Berkeley Harris is a global Consultant with Sandler. He trains, coaches and provides strategic direction to many companies from 3 employees to 10,000+ employees.  He knows all sizes of organisation need a selling process.   Living in Bristol Berkeley enjoys working with innovative and growth cultured companies locally and globally.






SeminarTitle:  How to own your unique space in business (and smash the competition)Speaker: Philippa HaynesTime: 2.30pm - 3.00pmRoom: 2CLICK HERE NOW TO BOOK  FREE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT   



‘How to own your unique space in business (and smash the competition)'


Philippa Haynes, founder of Insight 101 consultancy, has a vision to support businesses to find their unique, making them memorable and stand head and shoulders above the competition.  An experienced hand when it comes to the importance of branding and positioning, she has learned her craft from working with some of the top global brands including Levi's, Ford Motor Company, TATA Global Beverages, British Airways and latterly Clarks Shoes.  Her mission now is to bring this learning to smaller businesses in the region who don't have the blockbuster budgets that the corporates have, but still need the marketing know-how to get noticed.

A great believer in networking, Philippa heads up her own business network at Ashton Gate and has recently joined forces with Weston College to unite business and education for the greater good in a series of "Audience with..." events


 More info about Philippa can be found at www.insight101.co.uk