How to Maximise Your Networking Investment

David has been running his consulting business for nearly four years.  He left corporate world when  offered  a voluntary  redundancy package and he grabbed it with open arms.  He had had enough of large organisations and decided that working for himself was a much better option.  

The first year had kept him very busy.  He  had not been too worrried that he had little income coming in.  He needed to establish himself.  Register a business name, write up a business plan, get advise from an  accountant, arrange a home office plus he needed business cards, printing, a website and a LinkedIn Profile. He found his list went on and on and constantly that there were things he found he did not even know!

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Networking - exploring the big picture together

There is something you may not know about me other than I am, Kerryn Powell,  the Founder and Creator of Your Time Matters!  I love to connect people, learn why they do what that do, make sure they have the knowledge going forward AND... I love to change things up and  not only does that mean I create a range of events and workshops that help business professionals network, and learn, grow and achieve, I am personally known for constantly moving furniture around in our home.  I joke often that my husbaned Leigh, is the only constant in my life.  Perhaps in another life, I will be an architect  or an Interior Designer. 

Today, meet Susie Miles-

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Networking -Making Visions Real and Attainable

Once a month the door opens at The Deck, Brighton and we warmly welcome new faces.  Sometimes the new attendees are a little apprehensive and  unsure what to expect as YTM is quite different to other traditional networking events. Based on our experience of running business networking events,  we know that in a very short time they will feel relaxed and comfortable.  

Generally our attendees have been in business for more than 4 years and are keen to make connections and share knowledge and experience.  YTM  is a community built on relationships, professional development and  quality connections that open up opportunities  that will impact on business growth.  

Today, I would like to introduce you to Harriet Lammin. 

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Networking in real life: an ANZAC story

It is an appropriate time to reflect on the massive contribution of service men and women of  all  ages, who have fought to protect their country and  demonstrated courage, resilience and  determination in numerous wars  protecting  Australia and supporting  our allies. Their bravery, commitment and sacrifices can never be underestimated or forgotten.

Like many families, stories have been passed down from generation to generation about family members who enlisted and joined Australian forces across the world in various wars in history.

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Referrals Are A Great Bonus from Networking

There is no doubt that LinkedIn is a valuable tool for connecting, sharing knowledge and learning from others and increasingly the online world is impacting on our lives. Yet, face
to face or  in real time  networking is an essential marketing tool for any business and builds know, like and trust faster.  The benefit of communicating face to face and having deeper and more meaningful conversations can never be underestimated.

Today, I would like to introduce you to Peter Burgess. I first connected with Peter Burgess on LinkedIn ...

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Big picture Thinking-life, business, relationships

This month, I would like to introduce you to Lauren Ayers.  I first met Lauren when she had recently arrived from Sydney and was invited  to YTM  by one of our members, Warren Howard, who had known Lauren's family for many years.  Being new to Melbourne Lauren, was keen to meet other business professionals and since that initial event, then has been a regular attendee taking part enthusiatically in YTM Brighton and Kew events.

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NETWORKING- WHY DOES IT MATTER

Networking helps you to build your business. Networking focuses on building relationships and connections that can enrich your life personally and professionally. The time and effort you invest will help generate business, provide knowledge, and opportunity to learn from the experience of others. The fact of the matter is that your network is often described as your "net-worth".  That is Why it matters. 

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Meet Lynette- Everyone needs a network

YTM provides three different formats across monthly events for men and women, business owners and professionals, not only to generate business through referrals, but to foster sustainable relationships by providing a supportive and diverse community. 

I would like to introduce you to  Lynette Delane who says "My business was founded on the idea of building a work life balance for myself and my clients." and no wonder we agree on so many other things.  Your Time Does matter! 

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