10:30 AM

Networking Session

by The Networking Retreat

Join in this first free networking session of the day and connect with other delegates and exhibitors. Bring a pocket full of business cards and you'll get a chance to tell everyone who you are, what you do and more importantly what you are looking for. Don't miss a golden opportunity to make new connections on the day.

11:30 AM

Turn your networking into sales – instantly

by Stefan Thomas

Too many people go to networking events, but never make sales - usually because they're making just one common mistake. Stefan works with the likes of Lloyds Bank, 4Networking, BNI, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and hundreds of small business across the UK to make sure their networking works. In a fast paced seminar, full of content you can put into action straight away, Stefan will tell you exactly how to get your networking working, and how to start making sales right now.

Stefan is the author of Business Networking for Dummies and Instant Networking and is proud to be associated with Hashtag Events.

11:30 AM

How to generate word of mouth in the digital age

by Chris Kent

Chris Kent

The holy grail of marketing is word of mouth – but how exactly do you generate word of mouth for your business offline, online and via social media? Many small business owners are so overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of the modern marketing landscape they often don’t know where to start! Chris will reveal the three biggest challenges most business owners face when trying to generate word of mouth for their business and the steps you can take to overcome them.

12:30 PM

Kick mediocrity in the nuts!

by Geoff Nicholson

Would you like to increase your performance, get more done in less time, just imagine the massive benefits you and your business would gain. Geoff Nicholson is an internationally acclaimed coach, trainer and speaker specialising in Personal Resilience and Mindset, he works with entrepreneurs and holistic business owners from across the globe supporting them to maintain high levels of productivity and developing a winning mindset while getting the most out of life at the same time. During this eye opening presentation Geoff will share his insights and experiences for you to achieve your true potential. He will share effective strategies that can be quickly implemented and deliver results rapidly as well, resulting in an increase of performance, resilience and productivity within your business. Geoff has used these strategies with CEO, professional athletes, and many other individuals who demand high standards from themselves.

12:30 PM

Why Time Is Like A Ball Of Play-Doh

by Claire McTernan

Claire McTernanAs busy business owners the one thing that we never have enough of is time. Given that finding time to work on your business is fundamental to your business success, it’s vitally important to get a handle on where your tie vanishes too. Claire will use Play-Doh as an excellent analogy for what happens to our time, and explain the 3 key factors which cause it to happen. The tips Claire shares in this talk have transformed businesses, and their owners sanity, so she knows what she’s talking about.

01:30 PM

How to make more effective use of LinkedIn

by Steve Doyle

Steve DoyleAlmost everyone in business today has a LinkedIn profile. With over 500 million worldwide users and 22 million UK users it offers tremendous opportunities to find, connect and engage with your potential customers. The problem is that most people don’t realise its potential and simply use their LinkedIn profile as a place to advertise their own CV or to rediscover old friends. If you aren’t using LinkedIn to generate sales on a consistent basis you’re missing out on one of the most powerful sales and marketing tools available and one that is absolutely free to use. In this presentation Steve will show you simple strategies and actions that can help you understand how to develop a LinkedIn profile that's clear, concise, customer focused and easily found; find and connect with your ideal sales prospects and engage and build trust with them to ultimately drive increased sales.

01:30 PM

Get More Clients, quicker and easier than ever before

by Dylis Guyan

Dylis GuyanUnlike many speakers who give an entertaining story, Dylis will give you client attraction sales techniques and strategies in an inspirational way that REALLY WORK. You will leave your event motivated and equipped to implement the strategies immediately to grow their business. She will give fresh perspectives and provocative insights to sales people who are in need of a wakeup call. She will keep you engaged throughout, with her real life, funny stories during her time involved in Sales and Sales Management. Dylis is strong on content and will keep event the most experienced sales people sitting on the edge of their seat.