Tag Archives: Rooster Talks

Rooster Talks: The Innovation Roadshow – with Sinclair Brown

Friday 7th February
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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What does Innovation mean to you? It can be hard to define as it means different things to different people – new products and services, new technology, patents, R&D and new markets to name but a few.

In February’s Rooster Talk, Sinclair Brown, from the Innovate 2 Succeed programme, will provide an overview of the latest innovation tools, resources and activities. He’ll explore ways for SME businesses to move on from business as usual, differentiate their business from competitors and commercialise their ideas.

The session will explore:

  • The challenges of innovation
  • How to structure your innovation strategy and processes to create more value
  • Addressing the barriers to innovation – tools and models
  • Resources to support SMEs to find new partners or develop their innovation

We’ll also hear from various guests invited along to share their innovation experiences and expertise.

Sinclair Brown is an Innovation Specialist with Business West and has supported over 80 business across the South West with strategic business, innovation and coaching advice.

Join us for February’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

 

Rooster Talks Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: 20/20 Sales Presentation Skills with Simon Hares

Friday 10th January
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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Everyone in sales has to present at one time or another, whether it’s one on one, to a small group or to a larger gathering. Of course, the issue is that few people enjoy doing it!

For January’s Rooster Talk, Simon Hares will share a few simple steps to help you feel more assured, assertive and more authoritative as a presenter.

Even those people not in sales will gain something from this session. As usual, Simon will bring along some recommended reading material and engage you all with a fun and dynamic session.

Simon will be exploring key points for sales presentation skills including:

  • What are the four main aims of a presentation?
  • What are the key constituents that help to create a great presentation?
  • What type of structure can help make presenting a lot easier?
  • How to handle the audience and dealing with their questions?

This promises to be a dynamic and engaging session with the always inspiring Simon Hares.

Join us for January’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Simon Tyler Rooster Talks 2019

Rooster Talks: Stepping into the Impossible – Your Attitude, Your Choice with Simon Tyler

Friday 6th December
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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Simon Tyler is back to unleash the possibilities that lie dormant in your attitude and choices and change your relationship to the impossible!

In December’s Rooster Talk, Simon will explore the ways in which attitude and choice influence all aspects of business and personal life and how everything is possible if you can only harness their power.

Interactive, fun, inspiring – Simon’s Rooster Talk will leave you uplifted and feeling anything is possible.

Simon Tyler is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and coach. He works with individuals, teams and companies to positively change and boost attitudes, and enhance the impact they have.

His entertaining, pragmatic and stimulating words, rooted in simplicity, and his ability to connect with everyone he meets, means he is trusted by many organisations to influence positive change.

Join us for December’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Andrew Eberlin

Rooster Talks: The 10 Principles of Good Design – with Andrew Eberlin

Friday 8th November 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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What does ‘good’ design look like?

Dieter Rams wrote The Ten Principles of Good Design about 40 years ago. His ‘less, but better’ approach to design has inspired a host of products and a generation of designers.

Jony Ive (designer of iPods, iPhones, iMacs and many other things beginning with an ‘i’) once wrote of him:

He remains utterly alone in producing a body of work,
so consistently beautiful, so right and so accessible.

In November’s Rooster Talk, Andrew Eberlin will explore those guiding principles and explain why they are still relevant in today’s complex world, offering a view on how good design:

  • Can be useful, beautiful and long lasting.
  • Can help reduce yearning for instant gratification and desiring the next big thing.

Less, but better… less design is not a constraint,
but an advantage which allows us more space for our real life.
(Dieter Rams)

After spending a few years in the corporate world, Andrew Eberlin escaped to set up his own web design business in Bradford on Avon 13 years ago. Brighter Side develop easy to use websites which balance creativity with results.

Join us for November’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

 

Stu Smith

Rooster Talks: Busting the Myths of Local Advertising – with Stu Smith

Friday 11th October 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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In October’s Rooster Talk, Stu Smith, MD of Mostly Media, will explore how businesses can effectively buy advertising space from TV to Google and everything in between.

Stu will cut through the jargon, dispel advertising myths and point out the pitfalls to avoid when buying advertising both locally and nationally.

With sales pitches regularly failing to deliver on their promises, how can your business ensure its advertising reaches as many potential customers as possible, as cost-effectively as possible? Can TV, radio, press, digital, or out-of-home advertising have a measurable impact on your business or will it be an expensive mistake?

Mostly Media is one of the UK’s leading independent media planning and buying agencies. It works with clients across a broad range of sectors from luxury yachts to house builders, toy manufacturers and even a zoo!

Join us for October’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Connect with Mostly Media on Twitter.

 

Natalie Sherman of Naturally Social

Rooster Talks: Social Media Strategy for Success with Natalie Sherman

Friday 6th September 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Are you one of the many businesses using social media without really knowing what success looks like? Are you frustrated and fed up with the apparent lack of results or engagement?

Perhaps you’ve concluded that it doesn’t or won’t work for you. Natalie Sherman is here to show you it can!

During September’s rooster talk, Natalie will explore the five key steps to creating a successful social media strategy. Why bother with a strategy? Because “without strategy, content is just stuff, and the world has enough stuff”.

Naturally Social is an award-winning social-first communications agency based in Wiltshire working with businesses, organisations and individuals who put purpose before profit.

Join us for September’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Connect with Naturally Social on Twitter and Facebook.

 

ROOSTER TALKS: EMBRACE THE MACHINE – WITH TINY GIANT

Friday 7th June 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Artificial Intelligence. Do you revel in its advanced, algorithmically-powered
brilliance? Or do you have sleepless nights fretting that it will soon steal your job?

What are the implications for advertising and marketing? Everything suggests that
computational creative is a game-changer.

So the big question is: how can you harness it to YOUR advantage?

Join Tiny Giant Co-Founders Kerry and Norts for Embrace The Machine, a super-charged Rooster Talk, where you’ll discover all that’s hot and happening in the world of creative AI, voice and online bots.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: Building A Brand – with Robin Worrall

Friday 3rd May 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Brands are everywhere in our daily landscape at both work and play. However, only a select few of the brands attempting to reach us will gain our trust, loyalty and cash. And only a tiny percentage of those will cut through the noise to survive and thrive across the decades.

So what is it that separates the brand legends from the rest of the pack? Vision. Selling a great product is just the starting point. These brands work relentlessly to nurture an authentic brand persona, loaded with the ethos, identity and values to appeal to their target market. Buy the brand – be the brand.

Of course, we can’t all be the next Nike, Uber or Airbnb. But these brands have set the standard, and we can learn from their example. In February’s Rooster Talk, Robin will explore brand lifecycle and discuss best practice for creating and telling an authentic brand story.

Whether you’re starting a new business or are already established and looking for ways to reposition, come along for inspiration and sound advice.

Robin Worrall is an experienced creative director, who founded his brand and design consultancy Rednine based at Glove Factory Studios. With over 25 years imagining, inventing and inspiring design solutions for a wide range of international clients and campaigns.

Join us for February’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Find out more about Robin Worrall on his website and follow him on Twitter.

Rooster Talks: How to be a business athlete – with Anna-Marie Watson

Friday 5th April 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Health, fitness and wellbeing are a huge part of our lives, so the way we think and act on these topics sets a precedent for a lot of other areas of life, work, relationships and beyond.

During this session, Anna-Marie will work with you to adopt a more athletic mindset to supercharge your physical, mental and emotional approach to work and beyond. You’ll discover the secret of how to embrace an athletic mindset and achieve peak performance.

Join Anna-Marie to be inspired and release your inner Chrissie Wellington, Jonathan Brownlee or Serena Williams. Whether you’re more comfortable watching sport or hitting up the gym, we’re all business athletes at heart determined to succeed in our chosen professions.

It’s all about mind over matter.

Anna-Marie connects her work as a performance coach and elite ultra-runner through her underpinning “Mind Over Matter” philosophy. She founded her coaching business Reach for More partnering with clients to achieve healthy and sustainable performance at work and beyond. She has over 18 years’ experience, initially serving in the British Army; then supporting organisations across five continents to develop their most valuable asset; their people.

*Optional Extra (approximately 1 hour): Continue your conversations and step outdoors for a mini netwalk AKA walk, talk and network! We’ll head towards nearby Great Chalfield Manor through the fields before returning to Glove Factory. It’s the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts, build deeper connections and draw inspiration from nature one step at a time with the bonus of some gentle exercise.

If you’re joining Anna-Marie for a walk, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – it might rain!

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen

LINKS

Website: www.rfmcoaching.com
Twitter: @rfmcoaching
Instagram: @rfmcoaching

Rooster Talks: PR for Profile, Engagement & Revenue with Paul MacKenzie-Cummins

Friday 1st March 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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PR is all about press releases and getting journalists sozzled, right?

Roll back the clock to 10 years ago, and it is safe to say that the preferred media of choice for people was either the TV and/or newspapers. Fast-forward to today, and such formats have become largely redundant thanks to rapid advances in technology.

Your customers have more choice than ever before over how they want to find and receive information. Their decisions are increasingly influenced by what they see and hear in the media, and what others share with them. So, how can businesses get a better understanding of the best way to invest their PR resources and ensure the maximum return on that investment?

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins will lift the lid on how businesses can raise their profile, engage with their audiences, and ultimately drive revenues, without it costing the earth to do so. He will share real-life examples of how businesses of all sizes and sectors have successfully navigated their way around the digital landscape, and the impact this has had on their bottom line profits.

PR is only expensive if it isn’t done right. This session is an insight into how to get the most from your PR efforts. It will provide a number of key takeaways that can be instantly applied to your business.

Traditional media still has a place on modern outreach programmes, but the exponential growth in new media channels does present an even greater number of opportunities for businesses to differentiate themselves.

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins started his media career in the mid-1990s and spent a number of years working for some of the biggest publishers in the UK, including Mirror Group Newspapers.

Following 11 years in advertising sales, he transitioned into PR in 2005 and in 2014 he founded Clearly PR. The company has since grown to a team of 10 people based formerly in Glove Factory Studios and now in Bradford on Avon.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen