9.30 Arrival and Registration
10-11.30 First Workshops
11.45-1.15 2nd workshops
1.45 to 3.15 3rd Workshops
10-11.30 First Workshops
Catherine Sandland: Phenomenal Woman:
“That’s me, I walk into a room just as coolas you please” Maya Angelou
Can’t find out how to stand up, speak up and stand out with confidence and without apology...this is a practical presentation skills for women in business. In these times where we are seemingly bombarded with information, knowledge and sheer noise and clutter, it can be difficult to get our message out there. And the thought of speaking in public about our business can be off putting at best and nerve wracking at worst. So come and explore how you can overcome the panic and achieve the perfect poise that will allow you to talk powerfully and confidently about your business, discover your voice and get it heard.
Catherine Sandland for White Hart Training Ltd has trained people in business in becoming supremely confident in speaking to groups for 17 years. In 2011 she established Phenomenal Woman with Karen Hands to specifically help women in business and women who own their ownbusiness. Her successful Panic to Poise events have helped lots of women in Cheshire and Lancashire to rediscover a personal confidence and a set of practical skills to take advantage of the opportunities speaking to groups. And her Phenomenal Woman Experience weekend training allows women to build on this even further.
Traci Williams: Make Excel Do the Work So You Don’t Have to
In this Workshop, Traci will demonstrate 3 useful Excel Templates that she uses to run her business, including 'Contacts Management', 'Lead Tracking' & 'Banking' and the simple tricks to be able to use them............Full User Documentation, Templates & Chocolate will also be provided!
This Workshop will show you how powerful Excel can be and how it can do a lot of the hard work for you. You will start to see Excel in a whole new light!
Traci Williams has spent 18 years developing her Passion for Spreadsheets (Yes, you did just read Passion & Spreadsheets in the same sentence!!) and now trains on a variety of aspects of Excel and its use; from standard workshops to developing bespoke solutions that save time and increase efficiency.
Traci believes that Excel can provide a solution to most 'data' issues faced by businesses, however, it's often overlooked as a solution, as not many people realise its power. To find out more about Traci's work visit: www.excelace.co.uk
11.45-1.15 2nd workshops
Emma Dalzell: "Brand ME"
A rose by any other name...means that you can differentiate yourself from the competition. So, why is your brand important to getting you noticed and remembered?
This hands-on workshop has recently been delivered to one of the Northwest's best schools, Merchant Taylor's School for Girls as part of their career development programme and has been adapted to help business women get ahead. "Brand Me" will help you understand the importance of having a brand, help you identify your brand, show you how to make the most of it, communicate it and use it to generate awareness of your business. This is not about getting you to re-brand your business, but about being able to communicate the brand values that will make you stand out.
Emma Dalzell has nearly 20 years of experience marketing some of the world's biggest brands, Citibank, Cable & Wireless, E.ON and Vodafone and she understands the importance of making the most of a brand. She is a regular speaker at womens events, and her "Down & Dirty Marketing Workshop" has been fully booked at previous Forward Ladies events. She runs Bare Bones Marketing, aimed at making marketing less scary and more affordable for small businesses. You can find out more about her at: www.bbmarketing.co.uk
Amanda Daniels: To blog or not to blog that is the question…
If that is the question what is the reason? There are many reasons and benefits to Blogging, creating content that people want to read and have an opinion on, but what are they?
Blogging is something that you can do very easily yourself. It is a low cost and effective way of getting your name, company and brand out into the digital world. Maintaining your audience by respecting the idea you are passionate about WILL increase your credibility. This is what Blogging is all about.
But where do you start and what do you say?
Well, if I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me. William Shakespeare.
From this hour and a half workshop we will talk about your why, your what and your how. Everyone has preferences on how they do things, what they are going to say and why they are going to say it.
Let’s take this time to get creative, think outside the box and create a plan to move forward with your Blogging style.
Since 1998 Amanda (the founder of Koogar which is a Digital Marketing Agency) has worked with the Internet for various design and software houses across the Northwest. With her experience delivering impressive, measurable return on investments for organisations like HSBC, Churchill, Argos, Wedgwood and many others. She uses the same techniques to design effective websites for SME’s by turning them into revenue generating streams. Amanda incorporates business coaching techniques to help the companies and individuals she works with get the most from their Marketing efforts.
1.45 to 3.15 3rd Workshops
Toni Mackenzie: ‘Happiness is an inside job’
The Power of Positive Thinking:
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything…
Would you like to be more positive, feel happier, calmer, in control of your feelings…?
Whether you want to make positive changes in your career, your business, or your personal life, I can help you feel calm, relaxed and happy from the inside out.So many people look for outside circumstances, material possessions, and other people, to ‘make’ them feel happy. The fact is that your mental attitude is the key to finding happiness and inner peace. It all starts with learning how to take control of the voice inside your head. Every thought you have leads to a feeling, and each feeling leads to an action or a reaction.
When you change your thoughts, you can change your life…
Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections...
Toni Mackenzie is a professional Self Empowerment Coach, and a Corporate Wellness Consultant who can help you change your life and reach your full potential, sharing with you tools and techniques, including NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming exercises and EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping.
Toni is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Counsellor, NLP Practitioner and EFT Practitioner who has been helping people change their lives with one to one sessions and self development groups for the past fifteen years. Her private practice is based in Altrincham, Cheshire, close to Manchester.
Sam Flynn: The 3 Steps to Social Media Success.
“Most businesses are now using social media but very few are receiving regular business through it. Sam Flynn specialises in helping businesses understand how to use social media effectively to win new business. Her background in business psychology gives Sam a strong understanding in how to build business relationships that pay! Sam will cover the 3 steps to social media success in this fun filled workshop!” Sam Flynn runs "Sam Flynn Social Media", training business in using social media to win more business including planning social media campaigns! Sam loves the variety that comes from working with different businesses and industries every day. She also now speaks to large audiences regularly on social media for business. www.samflynn.co.uk