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FACEBOOK WORKSHOP
Facebook Mechanics & Engineering 

2 April
10.30 am - 2.30 pm
lunch included
a non-techie, hands-on, power-packed day with

Fiona Catchpowle
Facebook Specialist & Social Media Coach

Fiona Catchpowle
Facebook Specialist & Social Media Coach

There are so many things to take into account when it comes to running a successful Facebook presence.

The Facebook landscape has changed and you need to learn the updated economy of conversational commerce to get a return on investment when it comes to the time and energy you spend on social media.

It's important to have a clear map of where you want to be in business and understand the part that Facebook plays in that journey.

During this hands-on non-techie workshop you will work on the following areas of Facebook Mechanics & Engineering:

  • Content Creation to build reach and engagement
  • Strategy to build conversational commerce
  • Images v links vs video
  • Facebook Ads v Boost

Using a technique called the #Ruleof3 and some essential algorithm-proof Facebook skills this workshop will help you get your message clear and deliver the reach & engagement you deserve without the stress and techie overwhelm.

Who is this suitable for?
?Business owners who use Facebook as Pages and need some foundation knowledge, that works fast to connect more effectively with their target market

Workshop format so please bring laptops/tablets etc for hands-on practical session

Topics include
How to ensure your page is set up correctly

- The Rule of 3 and story-telling

- Creating the right kind of content for the right people in the right way

- Adding images, links and videos

- Tagging and hashtags - which is which!

... and much, much more!

BRING LAPTOPS/TABLETS & POWER CABLES
£69 non-members ~ £59 1230 TWC Members, including delicious working lunch
for this power-packed day

About Fiona
A self-taught social media whizz-kid, also known as Cyber Gran, she has worked on the coal face of online marketing for 12 years.

Fiona Catchpowle is dedicated to light-bulb moments and helping female entrepreneurs conquer the overwhelming techie tasks associated with running a business.

Suffering from Facebook Fatigue? Fiona is the person to speak to.

Having been self-employed for 30 years and on a mission to help others, she says:

"We all need inspiration to keep moving forward.  Sometimes we are in a rush to reach the end, but seeking out, communicating with and nurturing our tribe is a fundamental and long-term process in building a business.


Venue directions
Scala Restaurant, Exclusive suite
132 High Street,  Orpington

BR6 0JS
plenty of parking and public transport

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MEETINGS

At the 1230 TWC Business Women's Networking Lunch-time meetings you can expect great conversation, a speaker on an aspect of business, and a great lunch.

1230 TWC Orpington
meets on the 1st Thursday of each month with Host

Helen Manchip

Speednetworking

MEGA SpeedNetworking


A great opportunity for business owners, those aspiring and career people to meet and have maximum contacts in minimum time. Guys 'n' Gals - all welcome.

5.00 PM - 7.00 PM THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019

Venue directions
The Atrium
upper mall near M&S and Hobbs
The Glades, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1DN
plenty of parking on-site and around

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Networking with a difference 

Everyone you meet will have their own wide network of colleagues, business partners, clients, suppliers and professional advisers, as well as acquaintances and closer friends, just like you. 

We're talking worthwhile connections - you never know who knows who...

Preparation
1.    Prepare beforehand to gain most from your time.  Think about your objective, whether this is obtaining specific advice or bringing in new business.
2.    Have clear and measurable goals, eg you might need to find someone to help you solve a business problem you have, or is collaboration your aim?
3.    Rehearse your "presentation" with clear focus so that you give all the necessary information for your objective within the 30 seconds allowed.
 A free handy guide is available when you book - just click the RED button.
You'll be surprised how much detail can be given in 30 seconds!
4.    Bring a load of business cards, flyer, diary, pen and paper.

and be prepared to have fun!
Please arrive no later than 4.45 pm to make a prompt start at 5.00 pm

?This event is open to all (guys 'n' gals) booking in advance only,
just click the RED button below

Sevenoaks Business Networking Lunch

Business Networking With Like-Minded Women Entrepreneurs - Just Like You!

Bookings by Friday 1 December

Our Sevenoaks Business Women's Networking Lunch meets at Otto's Coffee House & Kitchen
located in a charming 16th century Grade II listed building.
This ensures our networking lunch is a special treat - so good, you won't believe it's business as well!!!

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Venue directions

Otto's
37 High Street,
Sevenoaks, TN13 1JD

At the 1230 TWC Business Women's Networking Lunch you can expect great conversation, a speaker on an aspect of business, and a great lunch.

Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month

Your Host

Susi Gillespie Family Law

Meet your Host
Susi Gillespie

Susi Gillespie is a results driven family lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience. Susi worked in a Legal 500 regional firm from qualification until 2016 and has now joined Thomas Mansfield upon them opening their doors to Family Law clients. Susi is a trained Collaborative Lawyer which means that she is able to offer her clients an alternative method of dispute resolution from the traditional adversarial approach. Collaborative Law provides a means of achieving family led solutions in a non- confrontational way by agreement and discussion in several client/lawyer meetings. . Susi is also a keen advocate and has Higher Rights of Audience for those cases that (now exceptionally) cannot be kept away from the court arena.

In 2010 – 2015 Chambers and Partners UK recognised Susi as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ and latterly as an ‘Associate to Watch’ praising her for her ‘enthusiasm and straightforward attitude’.

As well as being a member of Resolution, Susi also sits on the regional Resolution Committee and on the central Committee for Cohabitation and Equalities.

Can't make this month's lunch? Book in for the next one here!

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Business Networking: Are Venues Important?

Are venues important?

We think so, we know so!

From day 1, 3 March 2002, 1230 The Women’s Company has always held its monthly lunch-time business meetings in attractive venues with ambience, and delicious food.

1230 TWC is not a run of the mill network with sandwiches and sausage rolls!

Inspiration flows in great surroundings and solid, trust-worthy relationships are built with regular attendance, not only for those who attend, but with our venues too.

So we blow the trumpet for our fabulous venues and their helpful accommodating staff, here they are!

 

Bexley – Ferrari’s Restaurant

Blackheath & Greenwich – DoubleTree Hilton

Bromley – Aqua Restaurant

City of London – Devonshire Terrace

Croydon – Ponte Nuovo

East Dulwich – Tart

Margate – The Powell Restaurant

Mayfair – Jak’s Mayfair

Orpington – Scala

Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells – The Hand & Sceptre

Don’t miss out, we’d love to see you there – be productive, and, enjoy yourself!

I Hate Mondays

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Actually, I lurve Mondays!

Let’s look at Bank Holiday Mondays.  She Who Bakes, the delightfully inspiring Britt Whyatt recently posted on Facebook “Oh good, a bank holiday!” said no self-employed person, ever.”  I tend to take extended weekend holidays, rather than 2-3 week holidays, so I play with the Bank Holiday;  I may not do any business work at all, I may do a little, I may work all day, or I may play all day, but it’s mine to do with what I want.  Mostly!

So, what prompted this missive?  There’s another reason I particularly like Mondays, or this week, Tuesdays.  I have a very dear chum, who, subject to her diary, if I’m lucky will phone me on her journey from home to her office.  The conversations are not without challenges.  In-between dips and humps in the road the signal fades and then vanishes just at that crucial part of the conversation; sometimes we put the world to rights but mostly it’s about how we are both personally and in business, what we’ve been doing and what we’ll be doing, with some fun and laughter.  Sometimes these conversations get cut short mid-stream, ending on a serious note with food for thought or equally it can end on a high fun Love Mondays&Tuesdays! (1)note, either way, I greatly value this start to my working day!

Yes, I love Mondays (and Tuesdays)!!

How about you?  Do you have a chum who phones you for a chat like this?

 

Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Business Networking

Women's Business Networking Lunch meetings

Business Networking With Like-Minded Women Entrepreneurs

COVID-19   1230 TWC meetings are currently online 
To comply with current Government legislation, all 1230 TWC face to face meetings are postponed. Until further notice, 1230 TWC is pleased to 
provide regular weekly  virtual meetings. 

Please Book HERE


Our 1230 TWC Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Business Women's Networking Lunch meets at the Hand & Sceptre. This contemporary gastropub ensures your networking lunch is a delight of British & Mediterranean. Business lunches that are  so good, you won't believe it's beneficial to your business growth!

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Venue Directions

The Hand & Sceptre
21 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0QB

At the 1230 TWC Business Women's Networking Lunch you can expect great conversation, a speaker  or mini-workshop to boost your business, and a great lunch.

Your next Lunch-time Meeting with this group is on the
4th Tuesday of each month @ 12.30 pm

Your 1230 TWC Hosts

Helen Manchip

Helen Manchip

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Can't make this month's lunch-time meeting? Book in for the next one here!

My fabulous day in Margate

What a brilliant day in Margate yesterday!

With constructive tips in Part 1 of Lindsay Panteli’s “How to Immediately and Massively Grow your Business” workshop (Part 2 on 27/9), hearing more about everyone’s businesses and planning the forthcoming 1230 Business School training around everyone’s needs (watch this space for more news on that) and having a delicious meal – what more could my day have held?

Well it did, because after that I went off to play with my daughter Clare and 2.5 yo grandson Richard on the beach. Followed by a leisurely walk along the front to the Harbour Arm, catching the lovely folks in the Rock Shop along the way, fresh sea food to take home (Clare had sensibly brought some freezer blocks), fabulous fish n chips (make mine whitebait) from Pete’s Fish Factory, sadly missed Kim Conway at Seaside Portraits :(, back to easily parked car in the Dreamland Car Park – only £2.50 for the whole day and a comfortable drive back home for 9.00 pm

Finishing my day was a message from my old school friend Chris, over from New Zealand for The Games. We’re meeting up on Saturday, so looking forward to that!

Yesterday was Chris’ second day in the UK – this is what she said – “everywhere’s so clean, the trains, DLR and tube are fantastic; we collected our tickets from Stratford which only took 20 mins, so efficient – we’re having such a ball!” What a great recommendation for The Olympic Games and the UK!

And so to bed zzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Today brings – #1230KISS Twitterview with Beverley Morrison, journalist with NewsShopper’s Limited Edition magazine at 10.30 am – hope you’ll join us to find out all about Bev, and then onto to see the fabby guys at 1st Domains for more web site innovation!

Have a great day all!

I have a business – Let’s Get Selling!

So now you have a business and you are ready to sell! Really?

Well, maybe…. let’s see what you think.

You’ve got your brand new business cards hot off the press from the printers.  Well you have, haven’t you?

OK, perhaps you’re still waiting for them, but you have got a handy notebook and pen at the ready??

Never go anywhere without your business cards; that includes supermarket, hairdressers, dentist, school gates, etc….  These are your informal networking opportunities.

But we’re looking at formal networking for the moment, ie pre-arranged, professionally organised networking opportunities.

Why would you want to book into something like that?

Word of mouth referral is responsible for 70% of business taking place! That is 70% of business activity is down to people who get to know you and like you, whether or not they have bought your products or used your services, they feel comfortable in recommending or referring you.

So that would seem a pretty fool-proof and economical way to grow your business; to make money.

Yes, but it doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time and effort – by you!

Effective and successful networking isn’t just about “the money”.

It’s about learning from your peers, sharing experiences and support.  Which in turn all add to your well-being and that of your business!

If you are going to be successful in business, face-to-face networking is an essential part of your business’s marketing strategy.

So here are the Rules to make networking work for you:-

    • Networking is about developing trust and relationships over time – so you need to attend regularly
    •  Be prepared to give and help others – what you give will come back three-fold – see where you can make connections for others
    • Show a genuine interest in people and really listen – you never know who they know!
    • Always follow up contacts, by phone or email
    • Arrange 1:1s – to find out more about each other and business opportunities – so always take your diary, whether paper or electronic, with you
    • Invite business contacts to experience a networking meeting – spreading the word extends opportunities for everyone
    • Circulate – don’t stay in your comfort zone
    • Be prepared – have plenty of business cards, perhaps an A5 flier, and certainly have a 1 minute talk (let me  know if you’d like a copy of the 1230 TWC 1 Minute guide)
    • Treat your network like gold – don’t abuse your contacts

 Remember
 “Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement” anon

Networking is not about selling, it’s about building the relationship.  Follow the above rules consistently and it will work for you.

I would love to hear from you about your networking experiences and please share your own networking tips.  

Jackie Groundsell: Founder of 1230 The Women’s Company Ltd – leading UK network for business women, providing opportunities for business and career women to meet locally in the Business High Street, share experiences and work together to grow their businesses through regular vibrant, buzzy meetings.   

Helping you get more business. t:+44 (0)20 8650 8015

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Posted by Jackie Groundsell on 11/08/2011 11:34:15