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Progressive Dinner Networking Events

Help You to Create Business Relationships Over Dinner

…A Relaxed Yet Structured Form of Business Networking That Recognises That Your Time Matters!

Your Time Matters’ Next Progressive Dinner:

Tuesday 24th April, 2017 5.30pm-9.00pm

The Deck, 212 Bay Street, Brighton


BONUS INSIGHT - Why Does It Matter?

Our Speakers this year are-

  • Lauren Ayers, from GLAS - "How We See Things"
  • Peter Burgess from Olivitek - "Systemising your business "
  • Andrew Wilson, Beacon Solar - "Energy Matters"
  • Melinda Samson, Clck -Winning Content - "Google Analytics"
  • Andy Gild, Bicycles for Humanity - "Empowering Communities"
  • Lynette Delane, Kits and Bits - "Optimising your visual brand"

The 3rd Annual, YTM Awards Dinner will see our 6 Speakers, compete for the coveted YTM AWARD, by presenting a 5 minute presentation on their chosen topic to the Dinner attendees and judged on their ability to meet the criteria and convince the audience. There is also a People's Choice Award.

The Competition is designed to stimulate thinking, challenge your ideas and enrich your life, personally and professionally. The conversations that result from these events are inspiring and fun!

Apart from the competition, there is time for plenty of conversation started by the YTM Conversation Cards and of course, enjoyment of a 2-course dinner.

"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!" J.Bell

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.

What Happens at a Progressive Dinner?

  • 3 hours of strategic conversations that give you plenty of time to talk and listen to others + a delicious 2-course meal + informative speakers
  • 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
  • An informative and relevant speaker or panel to answer questions and provide ideas for 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
  • Complimentary 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 5 DAYS 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...and the catering has to be finalised!

Book Now for the Progressive Dinner on 24 APRIL

Panel of Judges- to be confirmed

BENEFITS from attending this event

  • New perspectives on how to improve business
  • Ideas to challenge your thinking and encourage change for the better
  • Expand your horizons through conversations and discussion with others
  • Make new connections and strengthen existing relationships

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 several 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,

“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,

“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.

So, if you want to generate more business and build a network that will support you. ....BOOK TODAY!

Take a look at last year's Dinner event

Don't miss out . Strictly limited seating.

Bookings close 19 April . Non-refundable. Non-transferable.

What some of our past participants say-

“The networking was brilliant- not only the idea but the tips and how to approach it with no ‘sales pitch’ or ‘elevator pitch’ was very refreshing”.M.Dulberg, WebbyWeb Designs, 2016

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

" 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 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, May, 2014

“ I enjoyed my interaction and participation in these activities as they were always very well run and organised. I met open minded people who all 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, May, 2014

Please note: Bookings close 24 hours prior to the event. No Door sales due to the structured nature of the event. We really consider who is in the room and who should be connected due to the time involved, tickets are non-refundable.

Limited places. Book now!

Kerryn Powell- Networking Whisperer

A note from the 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, and it is easy to have a good conversation where everyone is involved and makes new connections.

Our events ran throughout the year, and 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 24000 disadvantaged women in seeking employment over the past 5 years.

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

YTM Networking with a twist!

Connect with multiple businesses at the one time, in the one place!

Limited places. Book now!

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Please note: Bookings close 48 hours prior. No Door sales due to the structured nature of the event. Tickets are non-refundable.

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