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Brighton, VIC 3186


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Are you bored with business networking events that provide little else than shaking hands and exchanging business cards?

You know that there has to be a better way!

YTM Networking with a Twist connects you with opportunities, deeper conversations, strategic connections and valuable insights to grow your business and helps you get maximum mileage out of your Business Networking Investment.

You benefit from -

  • a warm, friendly, and supportive environment at YTM
  • a combination of open networking
  • strategic introductions
  • and an expert speaker with ideas and practical tips on a relevant business issue
  • an networking experience that has you leaves feeling enriched, personally and professionally ..and motivated to make some changes in your business to grow.

In addition to ample opportunity for conversation during open networking and table conversations, this month our valuable insight is:


Speaker: Stephen Read

It is important for business owners and professionals to seek out opportunities to collaborate if they are want to grow their business. Understanding the value of collaborating will help:

  • Maximise the results of your micro business through effective collaboration.
  • Discover why it is important to foster opportunities for collaboration with your clients, suppliers and professional peers.
  • Learn how to navigate collaborator ego to find both personal and professional growth.

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Our speaker - Stephen Read

Award winning designer with more than 25 years’ experience creating gardens of all sizes in Europe, the UK, and Australia. Stephen has developed a unique process of collaboration with his clients, architects, and contractors to create unique and meaningful gardens.

Why is it called 'Networking With A Twist'?

We call it, 'With A Twist' because it’s different to what you’re used to. Our events aren’t just about shaking hands and exchanging business cards. We find out about you and your networking goals. So, from the moment you arrive, you’ll be welcomed and introduced to relevant and related people. Our unique conversation cards help to explore, and explain your business, and listen to other business owners do the same. You’ll find that asking and answering questions helps to generate thought-provoking conversations that feel natural from the start, and will continue after the event.

As business owners ourselves, we know that time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. That’s why we’ve designed a different type of networking event that delivers maximum value, in minimum time, with personal, as well as professional rewards.

Your Time Matters is dedicated to helping individuals, business owners, and corporations develop the networking skills and business knowledge they need to accelerate their growth and achieve their goals, making businesses bigger and better.

Video link: http://www.vimeo.com/84254737


What Happens at a 'Networking With A Twist' Event?

  • 2 1/2 hours of open networking and matched conversations giving you plenty of time to talk and listen to others
  • 2 x tables of 6-8 strategically matched, like-minded business owners to have timed discussions with (so no one monopolises the conversation)
  • YTM’s UNIQUE Conversation Starter cards to create meaningful discussions (great for improving conversation skills)
  • You learn more about yourself and your business as well as about others
  • An informative and relevant speaker to provide ideas and guidance for your business

What's included?

  • There is always some refreshments. Perhaps a delicious shared cheese platter, or a variety of dips, or similar. You are able to purchase your own drinks at bar prices, this keeps the ticket price down.
  • The valuable insight.
  • The strategic matching for conversations to meet your needs or with people who share similar customers and may have connections for you or opportunity to collaborate.

Why are Bookings Essential and Close 24 Hours Prior to Event?

Because we take time to strategically match you with other guests at tables, and line up suitable introductions for you when you arrive.

“Your Time Matters’ events are about connecting, engaging, building relationships and seeking opportunities to grow yourself and your business… Not selling!”




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What some of our past participants say:

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

"YTM events always run like clockwork. I have found them to be extremely beneficial.
I have made some amazing connections, not only for people who have booked me in for my organising services, but also for meeting some fantastic and professional people to affiliate my business with, and have even made some good friends. Highly recommend!" Sue Glasser - Paperclip Professional Organisers

Fantastic night. Great bunch of people, and a bit of fun too” Stephen Read, Stephen Read Landscape Design

“I enjoyed my interaction and participation in these activities, as they were always very well run and organised. I met open-minded people who came to the functions with the same view, to meet other like-minded people and develop a solid business relationship. What else would you want from a networking event?”, Ronen Atzmon, Atzmon & co, Solicitors

A note from our organiser, Kerryn Powell

"Having attended numerous networking events, I have found that the events I enjoyed the most, have been where I come away feeling I have learnt something, connected with like-minded people, and felt I have not wasted my time. This is an opportunity for all business owners, both men, and women.

There is so much knowledge and experience to share!

With our events, it does not matter if you know very few people, or are new to networking, or find it overwhelming, as with the format we have created, it is easy to have a good conversation, where everyone is involved and makes new connections.

Our events run throughout the year, we look forward to connecting more business owners and helping them find the opportunities that will assist them to achieve their desired outcomes. Our events are not only insightful but fun!

YTM supports the not-for-profit organisation, Fitted For Work, who have assisted 24,000 disadvantaged women, in seeking employment over the past 5 years.

I look forward to meeting you, remember to come prepared with lots of business cards!

Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions

Kerryn Powell
0414 856 616


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