Dinner- a time for Conversation and Relationship Building

As a business owner we learn so much from the knowledge and experience of others. 

Part of YTM’s  unique business networking formulae is to provide opportunity for you , the business owner and professional to learn, grow and achieve.  We combine various elements so you make the most of the precious time you invest at our events

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Fast approaching, the 28th November sees us not only celebrating the end of a successful year, but YTM’s fourth anniversary.  Our special YTM Progressive Networking Dinner offers a fun structure encouraging  the sharing of  a meal together. In many cultures, these are expressions of trust and a commitment to amnesty and good faith. For most of us, meals are times for conversation and relationship building. So, our progressive dinners build on these characteristics because they express our belief that networking is about building relationships, not about sales.

Aside from the open networking to start, the event will provide for multiple conversations, connections and insights from a panel sharing their thoughts on “Problems vs Opportunities”.

Hear from 

Eric Chan- The Pitch Specialist -  Eric has built his brand by guiding professionals on how to capture attention by delivering their key message with precision, clarity and impact. He is also the founder of the Soapbox Revival movement, taking groups of people out into public to spread messages of joy, inspiration and growth. 

Jane Seymour- Mount Zero Olives.  As a primary producer of olives and olive oil and a co-founder of Mount Zero Olives, an award winning iconic Australian brand.

Andre Baruch-  Past Owner of Australia Wide Chaffeur Cars.  Born in New Zealand, André completed school in Lower Hutt and then spent a year studying at the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel.  Returning to Sydney André completed his university education at the University of New South Wales, while also working for Coopers and Lybrand.

Michelle Jelleff, Founding Director of START Foundation. As a Founding Director of START Foundation, Michelle is  making a difference by engaging with our community and empowering amputees by providing grants to enable them to participate in their chosen sport in order to achieve their sporting dreams.

During 2018, you might find yourself in a position to present to an audience. The following useful resource comes from a  recent article  on  TedX talks which provided some valuable guidelines. Here  are some excerpts worth noting


1. Focus on one big idea

Action step: Ask yourself, “What do I want the audience think, feel, or do differently after my talk?”

2.Share your real self

Action step: Don’t hide yourself. Share your real-life story with people. This makes you human.

3.Tell a great story

Action step: Tell an emotional, personal story.

4.Share why your idea is so important

Action step: What’s in it for your audience? Share the benefits in your opening.

5.Take your time to prepare

Action step: Start with your message. Then move on to your personal story. Finally, write your opening and closing.

6.Record yourself when rehearsing

Action step: Record yourself on video, then watch the video. Keep what you like, get rid of what you don’t like.

7.The first 3 minutes are the most important

Action step: Memorize the opening word for word so you’ll know exactly what to say.

8.Go with the flow

Action step: Practicing with feedback makes for great improvements. Get feedback from an experienced speaker or coach.”

If the dinner interests you, BOOKING  HERE TODAY     Not  only  will you have the chance to grow your network, you will benefit from hearing the stories of others and enjoy conversations over dinner. 


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