Launch of Speakeasy Groups

What a night we had last night! The launch party for Speakeasy Groups attracted about 100 people and I was thrilled with the mood of positivity and collaboration that was evident throughout. In no small measure that was due to Kwai Yu (pictured) who gave a terrific overview of the Networlding concept, a new take on networking devised by Chicago-based Melissa Giovagnoli. It’s all about developing deeper, mutually beneficial relationships based on shared values and beliefs, and it resonates with so many SME business people who suffer from networking fatigue.

We were also treated to 4 PK-style presentations (Pecha Kucha) from Dan Hasler, Tamsin Fielden, Juan Yanez and Mark Jones. I was really impressed with Mark’s creativity and willingness to invent new ways of telling his extraordinary story. He popped a (red) balloon to theatrically demonstrate a key moment in his life when a blood vessel ruptured in his brain, leading to a near-death experience (in his words, he died twice!).

10 year-old Rebecca (Juan’s daughter) came fresh from Britain’s Got Talent auditions to sing a couple of numbers for us – no doubt where she gets her performing gene from!

I must thank Cobbetts solicitors for kindly hosting another Speakeasy event (this one a lot bigger than normal!). Their encouragement of the Speakeasy concept is greatly appreciated, and another example of the collaborative approach that Kwai and Melissa are espousing. Kwai is running a Masterclass on 7th Dec at Manchester Business School, if you’re interested.

So thank you all for supporting us in such numbers – my growing band of associates/ambassadors AND those people who came to find out more.

For more information about how to use Speakeasy to develop persuasive, confident communication skills, click here.

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