7th March 2019
1 Millennium Square
10am - 3pm
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.
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.
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
‘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