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Building A Brand

Rooster Talks – Building A Brand with Robin Worrall

Friday 1st February 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 Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Selling the ‘Write’ Thing – Effective Sales Proposal Writing with Simon Hares

Friday 11th January
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Simon Hares joins us once again to kick-start Rooster Talks 2019, this time he’ll be shining the spotlight on selling the ‘write’ way to create great sales proposals.

This session will be invaluable if you are looking to develop your sales skills. Simon will be exploring ways to represent yourself in writing clearly and authentically so that your sales proposals offer the best possible opportunity for conversion.

Join Simon to discuss why we use sales proposals and to discover why they often don’t work. He’ll also be sharing actionable advice and takeaways including:

  • The Simon Sinek approach: Start with Why
  • A handy structure to help you create written magic.
  • Rules for sending the proposal via email
  • Following up and being persistent

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

Book your place for January’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Attitude with Simon Tyler Rooster Talks 2018

Rooster Talks: Your Flipping Attitude with Simon Tyler

Friday 7th December
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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The inimitable Simon Tyler is back for December’s Rooster Talks to talk attitude – your flipping attitude!

His latest title, The Attitude Book, launched at Glove Factory in September. And for the time being, it would seem that’s all he talks about.

Your way of thinking at any given moment pre-determines how you experience everything that’s going on. And your attitude range is the comfort zone through which you travel from your best days through to your most challenging.

During this session, Simon will work with you on this range – you at your best and you at your worst. You’ll discover how to unpick the layers that comprise your unique viewpoint. Simon will show you new ways to develop your individual capability and achieve incredible things with just the power of attitude.

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 Talks. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Workplace Wellbeing with Joanna Watchman

Rooster Talks: Why it Pays to Put Workplace Wellbeing on the Agenda – with Joanna Watchman

Friday 2nd November
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Did you know we spend 90% of our time indoors? Shocking isn’t it? Especially when you consider how much of that time is spent at work.

You might also be surprised to learn that one in six workers believe their workplace has a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. It’s time for employers to sharpen their act. And, it’s time for employees to demand more.

Joanna Watchman, Founder of Work in Mind, believes that the environment in which you work, exist and learn should be a space in which health, wellbeing and productivity can co-exist with sustainability and efficiency. She will shine a light on the global trend towards workplace wellbeing and explain why we can’t afford to ignore it.

This session will be invaluable whether you’re a business owner, manager, employee or influencer. Joanna will share the latest industry research, facts and stats – all of which will be accompanied by fascinating examples of best practice and stories from some of Britain’s biggest real-estate and architecture firms.

Book your place for November’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: the power of personal branding – with Jess Jeary

Friday 7th September
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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When you think ‘branding’ you probably think of company brands, but each of us has a personal brand (whether we like it or not!). Most people haven’t consciously created them; nonetheless, they exist.

In this interactive session, Jess Jeary will be offering strategic insights into why personal brand matters and how you can improve, reshape and strengthen it.

The session is particularly useful for business owners and professionals who want to raise their visibility and credibility.

Jess will help you identify your purpose and values, and explore how you can share your story to achieve greater personal success.

Jess Jeary is Founder of Bowline, a communications and engagement agency based at Glove Factory Studios.

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

Rooster Talks: Building a high-growth business with new products/services – with David Riddell

Friday 6th July
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Why do something new? Markets don’t stand still and neither should your business, which is why turning an idea into a commercial success is crucial.

Launching a new product or service, streamlining a process, or looking for opportunities to grow is challenging. So how do you achieve this?

Innovation isn’t just white coats and laboratories. Innovation is everywhere, from offering a new product to streamlining your services.

Whether you need the valuable know-how to propel your company to the next stage, or you’re in need of capital to continue developing products, or you feel stuck in your processes, you can find a solution.

Innovate2succeed can coach you and your business so you continue your natural growing process – or accelerate it. We have designed a programme to stimulate growth through innovation, reduce risk and improve productivity – you will be ready, efficient and competitive!

David Riddell will talk through the characteristics of high-growth businesses and look at how the development of new products or services (innovation!) can play a part. He’ll highlight some of the challenges businesses can face and give you a chance to learn some of the tricks you can use to build your business model.

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

Rooster Talks: What have the cultural industries ever done for us? With Andy Burden

Friday 4th May
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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With over 20 years running arts organisations and projects, Andy Burden joins May’s Rooster Talk to describe some of the strategies for good management that can be transferred from the world of creative artistry to other businesses.

With some amusing anecdotes and insightful experience from the worlds of the theatre and other performance, Andy discusses ways of building organisations using good ideas, sensitive artists and very little money!

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

Rooster Talks: Words & Design – The Perfect Marriage with Kendra Futcher & Jonathan Coleman – SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT – Friday 6th April
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Kendra Futcher makes a welcome return to Rooster Talks in April 2018. This time she’ll be examining storytelling through design and the fundamental relationship between words and the pictures. She’s joined by Jonathan Coleman, ex-founder and creative director of design studio Everyone Associates.

Everyone Associates made their name working on large scale campaigns for global brands such as Puma, Adidas and Reebok but in reality, their work spans diverse mediums – from packaging design and art direction to brand identity and digital. In their own words, ‘we tell creative stories for brands, in pictures, words, objects, experiences and spaces’.

From FutureBrand to Moving Brands, NatWest to Godiva, Kendra has helped some of the best in the business choose their words carefully. Specialising in tone of voice creation, naming and digital copy, Kendra works both in-house for design and branding agencies and directly with clients, often running internal workshops and directly helping people to better their in-house communications.

From an early age, we engage with words and pictures through the stories we read. Design is storytelling for brands and Jonathan and Kendra will be exploring the important marriage between visual language and copy.

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

Rooster Talks at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks 2018: Come to Learn, Leave Inspired

Do you know about our Rooster Talks business networking mornings? On the first Friday of every month, we meet over coffee and croissants to listen to an inspiring speaker from the local business community. Afterwards, you can pull up a chair in The Field Kitchen and chat with like-minded individuals.

We’ve already heard some outstanding speakers this year, and throughout 2018 we have an exciting programme of guests and topics guaranteed to get you thinking.

These talks are almost always fully booked, so make sure you book early.

 

Rooster Talks 2018 Schedule

6TH APRIL: ‘WORDS & DESIGN – THE PERFECT MARRIAGE’
WITH KENDRA FUTCHER & JONATHAN COLEMAN

Kendra Futcher makes a welcome return to Rooster Talks. This time she’ll be examining storytelling through design and the fundamental relationship between words and the pictures. She’s joined by Jonathan Coleman, ex-founder and creative director of design studio Everyone Associates.

Design is storytelling for brands and Jonathan and Kendra will be exploring the important marriage between visual language and copy.

Book Your Place

4TH MAY – ‘WHAT HAVE THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES EVER DONE FOR US?’
WITH ANDY BURDEN

With over 20 years running arts organisations and projects, Andy Burden will describe some of the strategies for good management that can be transferred from the world of creative artistry to other businesses.

Sharing anecdotes and insightful experience from the worlds of the theatre and other performance, Andy discusses ways of building organisations using good ideas, sensitive artists and very little money!

Book Your Place

1ST JUNE – ‘NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS’
WITH BRIAN HILL

Focusing on the non-verbal communication skills of body language, facial expression and tone of voice, this session will help you discover ways to take your communication and interpersonal skills to an entirely new level, ahead of your competition.

A Certified Body Language Trainer, Brian Hill will provide an insight into an entirely new set of science and research-based communication skills.

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6TH JULY – ‘BUILDING A HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS WITH NEW PRODUCTS/SERVICES’
WITH DAVID RIDDELL

David Riddell will talk through the characteristics of high-growth businesses and look at how the development of new products or services (innovation!) can play a part. He’ll highlight some of the challenges businesses can face and give you a chance to learn some of the tricks you can use to build your business model.

Book Your Place

Nathan Baranowski at Rooster Talks Glove Factory Studios

POSTPONED! ROOSTER TALKS: THE TECH EVOLUTION WITH NATHAN BARANOWSKI

EVENT POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBC

Friday 2nd March
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Technology is transforming the way we live our lives, be it at home or at work, it is all around us. Some of it is good and some of it seems scary and almost sci-fi. As we transition into a technological era and adopt new ways, we are all left with the challenge of what to adopt and why.

Nathan Baranowski from ojo solutions is a technology strategist who works with organisations to help them understand how to adopt the right technology to enable and release their organisation’s potential.  In this interactive and explorative session, Nathan will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the future and how technology can transform lives. He will share his thinking through real-life examples of the key digital themes every business needs to consider in order to adopt the right technologies to realise their goals and future potential.

Whether you are a techie or a technophobe this session will offer something for everyone.

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