Thursday, 13 February 2014

BREAKING NEWS: A drinks & networking session added to the CIMA & CIPD ‘Effective Networking’ workshop on 27th February

‘Effective networking: to develop your skills, enhance confidence and create wider business opportunities’ – Joint event with CIPD

Speaker: Sue Tonks

Date: Thursday 27th February

Venue: Wychwood Park Hotel, Weston, Cheshire CW2 5GP

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Refreshments: Buffet served on arrival

The evening will conclude with a drinks and networking session – please do stay after the talk for this.

Free CIMA Event in Telford on 26th March – ‘How to improve your presentation skills and avoid death by PowerPoint’.

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Whitehouse Hotel, Telford TF1 2NJ

Cost: No charge. Buffet served on arrival

How many presentations have you attended which have been killed by the presenter and the use of presentation software?  Have you fallen into the trap of relying on the presentation software and not considered your style and the message you want to give?

This presentation will discuss if PowerPoint is always appropriate, if you, the presenter can affect the outcome, things to consider when planning your presentation and what to avoid.

Philippa Watts MBA, FLPI, MCT has been delivering presentations and courses to audiences of all sizes from small groups of 4 to larger groups of over 200 for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience to share.  She started as a ski instructor and she transferred her fun but professional approach into IT and joined MCW Group (now part of Keycom plc) over 17 years ago as a Microsoft and Lotus application trainer. Over the past 17 years she has developed her skills which now include sharing her knowledge of presentations with delegates around the UK as well as delivering presentations on behalf of Keycom plc to prospective training clients.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Sue Tonks' FOC CIMA Networking Workshop - 27th February at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe

Effective networking: develop your skills, enhance confidence and create wider business opportunities – joint event with CIPD

Networking is a key link to enable joint action and collaboration with other businesses and professionals, as well as improving internal communication within your own organisation.  However, networking brings with it a host of fears and concerns and bad practice.

This workshop on networking is dynamic, funny and highly participative. It addresses some of the difficulties of networking, gives you skills to join groups and people with ease, develop effective small talk, ask the right business questions, escape from the rude or boring person, spot the opportunity and deal with it in the right way and finally follow up effectively and confidently.

Learn about the preparation and planning, how to answer the question ‘What do you do?’ and how to represent yourself and your organisation at any function, at anytime with anybody.

Networking for the minority is fun, for the rest of us it can be pretty daunting and scary. This talk will help you understand why and how you can use it to your advantage to develop your contacts.

Date:  27 February 2014

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Location:  DeVere Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe CW2 5GP 

Price: No charge - Buffet served on arrival - all guests welcome

Booking details: email to book your free place

Speaker Details

Sue Tonks is an international speaker and extremely experienced trainer with an unmistakable style.

She has had 20-years’ experience in leadership and management development with blue chip companies such as Compass Group, Adidas, Manchester United, Baker Tilly, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank and Co- Operative Pharmacy group.

Sue has run her own business leadership and management training company for ten years following her experience in many industry sectors such as logistics, travel and tourism, catering and facilities management, sales, HR and local government.

Her key note talks on business and networking bring realism, comedy and a practicality which will stay with you forever.

Testimonials: -

“Sue's session was wonderful, it has given me the confidence to appear at high level business events with confidence.”

“I need to get more from this woman! Amazing!”

“The session I was dreading the most, and the one I needed most. In the end, it was brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt loads!!”

“Sue is fantastic and it would have been good to have a longer session for her. Everyone struggles with networking.”

“Amazing – excellent tips/content. Fantastic speaker – so engaging and so helpful.”

“It's a fantastic workshop. I learned a lot about how to network effectively and confidently. When I next take this kind of event, I will deal with it easily and freely”

“Definitely recommend others, especially who are not from the UK.”

“An excellent training session, well delivered covering an interesting array of information with some great networking tips.”

“This is just to say that Sue Tonks’ training event yesterday on networking was just brilliant. Full of practical advice on every bit of the networking process, as well as enormous fun!”

“I am no longer apprehensive about going into a room of people to network, and it’s entirely due to yesterday’s training. Elizabeth”

“I'm very grateful to Sue Tonks for sharing her vast experience on this subject. Before attending, I imagined it would be similar to the education slots at my local BNI, but this seminar was altogether far more detailed and more enjoyable than anything I'd encountered before. What really impressed me was how Sue able to deliver so much information with such incredible humour and professionalism - Peter Faulkner”

“What can I say? Yesterday was fabulous. I can honestly say that this was one of the most enjoyable training courses I have ever had the privilege to attend. Sue is an inspiration. Her delivery style is so entertaining whilst still being very informative. Our business is about building relationships, understanding people and encouraging people to know, like and trust us. Sue's workshop demonstrates all of these requirements in spades - Terri Cope”