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Nick Hussey Rooster Talks April 2020

(POSTPONED) Rooster Talks: How business failure & mental breakdown made me happier (eventually) – With Nick Hussey

Friday 3rd April
8am to 9am

Update at 17/3/2020 – Postponed – New Date TBC

Admission is free
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Running your own business can be an intense and scary experience. Most businesses go bust – fact. That’s what happened to apparel designer Nick Hussey’s first business, Vulpine.

What happens when you’ve thrown everything: physically, emotionally, monetarily into your business, only to watch it all slide away from you?

Now running his second venture out of Glove Factory Studios – FRAHM Jacket, Nick Hussey talks with total honesty, humour and passion about what it’s like to stake everything and lose. Then, how failure and mental collapse eventually has made his life and new business so much better. 

Nick will find a route out of obsession, fear, pressure, workaholism, debt, burnout, shame, collapse and more, with a surprisingly light touch.

April’s Rooster Talk will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful, with practical ways to make your business and home life happier and more efficient.

Join us – free admission plus coffee and croissants at The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: Ideas Don’t Matter – with Matt Wicks and Simon Ker

Friday 6th March
8am to 9am

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Ideas Don’t Matter? We all have those Next Big Thing ideas for businesses, products or services that could change the world.

In reality, few of those ideas turn into actual products that people know and love! Fewer still make their way out of the idea stage.

Why is that?

Because we don’t have confidence in our ideas?

Because we’re unwilling to risk money to make them happen?

Because we start building the idea and then run out of money – or motivation – before it’s ready to launch?

Sometimes our ideas actually make it into the world, only to fail because they turn out to be, well, bad ideas.

Join Matt Wicks and Simon Ker from The Virtual Forge to explore how modern product design and development processes enable mediocre ideas, executed properly, to succeed over brilliant ideas, poorly executed.

Based in the UK, Portugal and North America, The Virtual Forge is a global software company focused on development, UX, data and cloud services. Their clients include some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Join us for March’s Rooster Talk Free entry plus coffee & croissants on the house at The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: The Innovation Roadshow – with Sinclair Brown

Friday 7th February
8am to 9am

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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

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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.