TOPIC- "INNOVATE: WHY NOT!"
Guest Speakers, competing for the 2017 YTM AWARD
Your Time Matters’ Next Progressive Dinner:
Date & Time: TUESDAY 30th May 5.30pm-9pm
Venue: The Deck, 212 Bay Street Brighton
This SPECIAL event, will see our speakers compete for the 2017 YTM “Award.
Each speaker will have 5 minutes and maximum of three slides to interpret and respond.
TOPIC: Innovate “WHY NOT!”
"Innovation is becoming a much talked about concept requiring businesses that seek growth to continually change, improve and take a new approach… Better ways of "doing" need to be considered and created.
...we need to start innovating now or be left behind. What could you or your industry do to make a change for the better?"
Our speakers, include-
- Ronen Atzmon, Atzmon & Co Solicitors
- Lisa Stoneham, Straight Forward Accounting
- Ashley Simmons, Mortgage Choice
- Sara Mitchell, Biz Buddy Hub
Listen and learn, as our speakers present to the panel of judges and cover the following
• What is your definition of Innovation?
• Why Innovate?
• Innovation is not…..
• What 3 things could your business or Industry do in 2017 to Innovate?
• What difference could this make or what would that achieve?
PLUS, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN OUR INNOVATIVE NETWORKING EVENT-
Why Do You Go To Networking Events?
Do you go to buy products and services from other business owners? - NO!
Do you go to sell your products and services to other business owners? - NO!
Networking is about building relationships, establishing valuable connections, and gaining knowledge so that you can create opportunities. It’s about starting conversations that you can continue outside the event and building trust. Networking events can and do lead to more business opportunities, partnerships, and sales, but that is not their primary purpose.
"I love that these events allow not only for multiple connections but also for deeper connections than other networking events I've attended over the past couple of decades. I put this down to the format of the card prompting questions in small groups and the structured format. It works!"
Jenny Bell, Jenny Bell Consulting
Why The Progressive Dinner Format?
Sharing a meal together. Extending hospitality… 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.
Your Time Matters’ Progressive Dinners provide:-
• An opportunity to eat and enjoy relaxed, but meaningful conversation with matched business people
• Introductions to other guests with whom you have common interests
• Structured conversations using special YTM Conversation Card decks that help you to give and receive value
• Opportunities for casual conversation with like-minded people
• Enjoyable, yet efficient networking opportunities and excellent speakers
We know your time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. Networks are critical if we are to gain access to the people, services, products, and ideas we need to grow our businesses, but many networking meetings turn into sales pitches.
The Progressive Dinner is a different type of networking event that focuses on making connections and building relationship. Many of our members have been with us for years because of the value our events deliver through the relationships they’ve formed. We are a friendly community that makes even the shyest person feel welcome.
“Kerryn’s YTM events are a saving grace, especially if, like me, you are new to networking. When I first entered the room I felt very nervous, but Kerryn came over and quickly put me to ease while introducing me to some key individuals… I urge you to go to an event, they are fun, enlightening and you may even learn a more about yourself!”
Vanda Cummins, Business Relationship Manager at Pasme Pty. Ltd.
What Happens at a Progressive Dinner?
• 3.5 hours of strategic conversations that give you plenty of time to talk and listen to others + a delicious 2-course meal + presentations
• Open networking with your hosts primed to make helpful introductions and ensure you aren’t standing by yourself
• 2 x tables of 6-8 strategically matched, like-minded business owners (you change tables after the main course)
• YTM’s unique Conversation Starter cards to create meaningful timed discussions (everyone gets a chance to participate)
• Relaxed yet structured format
• Informative and relevant speaker or panel to have you thinking about your business
When you register, we’ll ask about your networking goals:-
• People you’d like to meet
• Partnerships you are looking for
• Services or products you need
• Complementary businesses etc.
This information enables us to introduce you to like-minded people when you arrive, and place you strategically at tables that give you the greatest opportunity to make connections with the people you are looking for.
“Your Time Matters’ events are about connecting, engaging, building relationships and seeking opportunities to grow yourself and your business… Not selling!”
Bookings are Essential and Close 24 Hours Prior to Event!
Why? - Because we take time to strategically match you with other guests at tables, and line up suitable introductions for when you arrive.
BENEFITS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE SPEAKERS
• thought provoking content to inspire you to implement change in your business
• better understanding of how innovation can help you grow
• Knowledge and information you can apply to your business practices
What People Say About YTM Progressive Dinners:-
“I joined YTM networking three years ago with the goal of meeting liked minded business people, connect and network and by so doing grow my business. Like any networking activity, it takes time and effort before you can see results. Well, time and effort paid off as I have made numerous connections through the YTM networking events, established solid relationships and received a number of quality referrals which translated to closed business and further assist in the development and maintenance of the relationship. YTM events have my full endorsement.”
Ronen Atzmon, Atzmon & Co, Solicitors, May, 2014
"YTM events always run like clockwork. I have found them to be extremely beneficial… I have made some amazing connections not only with people who have booked in for my organising services, but also with some fantastic and professional people to affiliate my business with. I’ve even made some good friends. Highly recommended! ”Sue Glasser - PaperClip Professional Organisers
“Wonderful. Met relevant business contacts. Following up with at least three. I have attended networking groups for years…yours was the first group to give real contacts and with you knowing and making introductions was great”.
F. Pappa, August, 2016
“I had a great night last night, so well organised….”
Andy Fothergill, Home to Garden Plumbing, Feb 2014
“Fantastic night. Great bunch of people and a bit of fun, too. One of the most valuable networking events I’ve attended.”
Stephen Read, Stephen Read Landscape Design, May, 2014
“Thanks to the effective format, I have made business connections quicker and deeper than at any other events, and established an ongoing relationship with an ideal client. It's not only the ‘speed’ format, it's the organisation around it and the way it is set up to facilitate meaningful conversations. Kerryn is a great facilitator who takes a lot of care in organising her events, from the room set up to the fascinating keynote speakers. You are sure to learn something.”
Natalie Giventi, Unlimited Mindset Solutions
“Kerryn’s YTM events are a saving grace, especially if, like me, you are new to networking. When I first entered the room, I felt very nervous, but Kerryn came over and quickly put me to ease while introducing me to some key individuals. I never looked back. Kerryn’s passion to connect and engage business owners through well organised events is evident by her repeat customers. She is always happy to share her knowledge and (it seems) effortlessly connect you with just the people you hope to meet. I urge you to go to an event, they are fun, enlightening and you may even learn a more about yourself!”
Vanda Cummins, Business Relationship Manager at Pasme Pty. Ltd.
Don't miss out . Strictly limited seating.
Bookings close 25 May. . Non refundable. Non transferable.