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.
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!
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.
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.