We meet twice a month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Ilminster and the last Thursday of the month in Taunton.
You will find details of our upcoming events below, along with links to book your tickets.
We hope to see you at one of our meetings sometime soon.


Illminster Group


Our Ilminster Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at Jordans Courtyard, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19

Taunton Group


Our Taunton Group meets on the last Thursday of each month from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, Corfe, Taunton, TA3 7BY.

Thursday 9th April 2020


Important Announcement


We will be monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic closely and guidance given by the Government. Refunds will be given if the meeting can't proceed.

In this meeting the presentation will be given by our wonderful group photographer Aisling Magill.

"Strike the Pose!"

Aisling runs a successful photography business and she will be coming to talk about her career, photography services she offers and to give us some top tips to take those amazing shots we all need for our marketing.

www.aislingmagill.com

Thursday 26th March 2020


Important Announcement


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic this meeting has been cancelled and he presentation will be rebooked for later in the spring/summer when we can restart the meetings.


"Tidy Home, Tidy Mind"

Helen says that we all lead busy lives; we work, we take care of our family, we socialise, we have hobbies, and as a result our homes become cluttered with items which we don’t have time to tidy away. Our wardrobes become messy, our spare room is a dumping ground and the kids playroom is full of toys they no longer play with.

Learn how to maintain a decluttered home with clever storage solutions and tidy tips for different rooms in the house. Techniques will be shared to bring a sense of organisation and calm to your home.

If you are moving home and need to organise and stage your home for viewings for a promt sale, then Helen will also provide some helpful tops tips to enable you to do this.

Helen believes that a tidy home is a tidy mind, which brings peace and balance to your life - and I am sure we could all do with a bit more of this I know I could!!

So, if you fancy coming along to experience some fabulous networking with some funny, inspirational and charming ladies, eating cake and drinking copious amounts of tea and/or coffee then grab your tickets quickly.

https://www.lovelifestyle.org



Thursday 9th April 2020


Important Announcement


We will be monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic closely and guidance given by the Government. Refunds will be given if the meeting can't proceed.

Sales Training with James White

We have a the greatest of pleasure of welcoming back our favourite sales guru, James White. If you would like to increase you business opportunities and perhaps feel challenged with your sales knowledge or figures then James is the answer to all your woes.

James says "I know what it takes to achieve business success, having enjoyed over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, including 11 in running my own online software business. My career was as a Sales and Marketing Director for large international computer networking firms, such as 3Com, and built relationships and delivered results and multi-million pound budget responsibility before I had reached the age of 30.

However big or small your business is, and whatever path you have trodden, I have walked the same steps. My passion for helping businesses grow and achieve their goals is a key driving in everything I do."

James is really keen to help out the self employed and micros business owners among us, so if you would like to along the content of the afternoon will consist of.....

1. Getting to know more about you, what you want to achieve, the challenges you have and what you want to gain from the day.

2. The foundations of all successful sales campaigns. Within this session we will cover:
- The target that you have set that you want to achieve
- What is the sales plan that you are working to, to achieve this target?
- What is the process we use for engaging with potential customers?
- What tools and resources do you have available to win new business?

3. Your prospects, you and who you target. Within this session we will cover:
- Why do your prospects buy from you, what issues do you solve for them?
- What is your story and why for your business? What drives and motivates you?
- Who is the target customer you do business with and what is their persona?
- How do you prospect and start to engage with your target customer effectively?

4. Building rapport, engaging with prospects and overcoming sales objections. Within this session we will cover:
- How do we initially engage with prospects and build rapport with them?
- Moving prospects through our sales process through effective questioning? How we build an understanding of who they are and what they need?
- Assessing and qualifying the prospects we have and learning to say no!
- How to ‘bridge’ from where the prospect is now to the solution you offer them
- Handling the most common objections prospects have and feeling comfortable in dealing with these

5. Closing new prospects and winning new business. Within this session we will cover:
- Closing a new prospect in a way that is easy for both you and the prospect
- Identifying potential barriers to the sale process and what could change the prospects mind
- Working to deliver on the promises you made to the prospect to build raving fans
- Harvesting your customer base to build case studies and referrals

6. Summarising what we have learned, identifying actions to move forward and getting feedback from the day on what you will do differently!


www.jameswhite.business/

Thursday 30th April 2020


Important Announcement


We will be monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic closely and guidance given by the Government. Refunds will be given if the meeting can't proceed.

This month we are pleased to announce that we have Jo Long from 'Insight6' coming to talk to us and she has a question for you....

"Do you know what it feels like to walk in the shoes of your customer? What do they actually experience?"

Customer Experience, CX, is defined as "How a customer perceives their interactions with your company". This experience is fast becoming the deciding factor over price. It is essential all businesses are doing their utmost to ensure they are submerged in the customer journey, making it as easy and pain-free as possible. Come along to understand what "Customer Experience" can mean for your business growth if executed well.

Jo worked in a sales B2B environment for over 30 years and has seen 'the good the bad and the ugly' when it comes to delivering an excellent Customer Experience, so when the opportunity came up for her and her partner to join 'Insight6' it seemed a no brainer.

They recognise that many companies still don't know enough about Customer Experience to be able to truly implement a plan or strategy. They are there to help, using a 6 step process, and can give a full 'end to end' experience to ensure that when the "Experience" becomes the differentiator your business is in the best place possible.

So, if you fancy coming along to experience some fabulous networking with some funny, inspirational and charming ladies, eating cake and drinking copious amounts of tea and/or coffee then grab your tickets quickly.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-long