Each event begins with the opportunity for members to promote their own services and to mingle, making it a valuable forum to meet other members, make new friends and contacts. Prospective members and their guests are very welcome. Networking and information evening events are free for members and £10 for guests, unless otherwise stated. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards with you!
From January 2017 events will be held on the third Thursday of every month, alternating between venues in Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
- St Julians Club, Rumshott Estate Ltd, St Julians, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RX. Click here for a map
- Royal Wells Hotel, 59 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8BE. Click here for map
- 7.30pm – Meet for networking and refreshments
- 7.45- 8.15pm – Each attendee has a 1 minute slot to briefly describe themselves and their business.
- 8.15 pm – Speaker or workshop commences at 8.15pm.
Arrive on the evening or to book in please contact us
All events are FREE for members and £10 for non members
Guests – please pay your meeting fees online using the Buy Now button (60p fee applies) and put your name and the meeting date as a reference, alternatively bring £10 cash to the meeting.
From 2017 we meet on the third Thursday of each month.
|Thu 15 Dec||Royal Wells|
|Thu 19 Jan||Royal Wells|
|Public Speaking For Introverts with Aly Harrold
For most people public speaking is an uncomfortable, daunting idea. If you are of a shy introverted disposition the mere thought of it is enough to send you running for cover under a duvet! It’s terrifying, and the worst possible, knee trembling scenario, …...looking out to a sea of expectant faces.
There is a widespread belief that introverted people do not make good speakers. This job should be left with those who do it best the extroverts for whom it seems effortless.
• It is time to stop talking about introversion as something to be overcome!
• It’s time to celebrate the strengths and talents of the introvert as a speaker!
• It’s time, if you are an introvert, to realise that introverts make fabulous and effective speakers, and it’s time to realise introverts possess a strength that many extroverts don’t.
Come along to this talk and take away some strategies to apply immediately to help you understand how to use your strengths in helping you to be the speaker you want to be.
Aly Harrold is a professional speaking coach. She runs workshops and programmes to give the entrepreneurial woman a way to find her voice be heard and be seen. She coaches through group programmes and one to one work. Anything from your ten minute talk at a networking event through to that amazing TEDx Talk you would love to give.
|Thu 16 Feb||St Julians|
|“Mindset: Harness the Power of Positive Thinking to Succeed in Business and Life” with Hilary Lees
You are what you think and your business is a mirror of your thoughts. Your thoughts have the power to determine your level of success and therefore need to be positive and encouraging. Yet, as busy professional women, we can sometimes feel so overwhelmed with the demands of our businesses, and maintaining relationships in our wider lives, that this leaves us with little time – and energy – to think about ourselves and be mindful of our thoughts. At times it can be a real struggle to keep the negative self-talk and gremlins of doubt at bay. It’s not our fault when we think negatively, we are wired to respond to stress in this way.
In this workshop Hilary Lees will be sharing with us practical tools, techniques and strategies to help us build a positive psychological mindset, so we can stay energised, resilient and focused in the face of our challenges. These techniques can provide a platform from which we can succeed in our business and life.
|Thu 16 Mar||Royal Wells|
|Building your business network - Emma Cox|
|Thu 20 Apr||St Julians|
|Running Workshops to help your business - Rachel Maunder|
|Thu 18 May||Royal Wells|
|3 Steps To Claiming Your Expert Status... Even If You’re Scared Of Being Visible - Nina Cooke
If you’re like many business owners I speak to, you may be holding back from telling your prospects how you can help them to solve their urgent problem because you feel like a fraud. And that can leave you feeling frustrated because you don’t have more clients and your business isn’t growing.
• Feel sick with fear about speaking to a group of people, because you’re afraid they’ll judge you and criticise you?
• Find it impossible to share what you’re good at and stand in your expertise, who are you to position yourself as an expert?
• Feel it’s dangerous to be in the spotlight and, deep down, you know this is one of the main reasons your business isn’t growing?
During this talk, I’m going to share:
• The one thing you can focus on so that when you meet someone new, you’re happy to share what you do and how you can help her or him
• How to finally stop worrying about what people think about you so you can get out from behind your computer and enjoy connecting with potential clients
• How to stop feeling like a fraud, and step into your expert status so that you feel excited about telling others how you can serve them
You will walk away from this talk with a shift in the way that you think and feel about being more visible in your business. And plenty of tips and advice that you can implement straight away to help you get more paying clients and have a business you love.
|Thu 15 Jun||St Julians|
|Thu 20 July||Royal Wells|
|Thu 21 Sep||Royal Wells|
|Catherine Watkin tbc|
|Thu 19 Oct||St Julians|
|"This book means business" with Alison Jones
You already know that publishing a book would be rocket-fuel for your personal brand, bring you new clients, position you as the go-to person in your field, and create opportunities for speaking, consulting and more.
But you have products to deliver, a content strategy to implement, leads to generate, a network to build, right? Join me to discover a new approach to both writing and publishing. I’ll teach you how to write your book as part of your business, not a side project, and make it work for you from Day 1. You’ll discover:
• how to decide which book to write
• how to plan and structure it effectively
• why writing a book is your secret networking weapon
• how to make your book the engine of your content strategy as you write it
• clever ways to build the buzz about your book before you’ve even finished writing it
• brilliant ideas for linking your book with your business, online and off
• what your publishing options are and how to decide what’s best for you.
Alison Jones is a publisher, author and speaker, and host of The Extraordinary Business Book Cub podcast. After a 23-year career in trade and scholarly publishing working with major publishers such as Oxford University Press and Macmillan, during which she pioneered digital publishing, she set up an independent publishing house, Practical Inspiration Publishing, in 2014. She works with businesses and organisations as a publishing partner and provides executive coaching, consultancy and training services to publishers. She is the author of This Book Means Business (coming 2017).
|Thu 16 Nov||Royal Wells|
|Thu 14 Dec||Royal Wells|
|Christmas Drinks 2017|