There are 3 events this month starting on September 6th at the Four Pillars Hotel in Abingdon followed on the 19th at The Spread Eagle Hotel,Thame and finally on the 26th at Hampden House on Monument Park,Chalgrove.
Guest speaker at Abingdon is The Late Breakfast’s favourite Occupational Psychologist, Melanie Greene.
‘Moody Blues vs Mighty Motivation – master your mind to increase your performance’
Is your mood and motivation at the mercy of events and people in and out of work? Do you have good days and bad days? Your mood can have a huge impact on your performance at work and your enjoyment of life in general. Come and find out how you can manage your mood, increase your motivation and your performance.
Melanie Greene is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and has been running her own business, Inspire Transformation since 1991
(http://www.inspiretransformation.co.uk ). She has learned how to master her own mind, manage the ups and downs of business life, and provides coaching and training to businesses in helping them to communicate and work effectively together.
At the Thame event we have a presentation from freelance feature writer and journalist Robert Bullard of Perfect Text ( ‘anything to do with the written word’ ) with hints and tips on writing copy that clearly conveys your intended message.Oxford based Robert is a copywriter,copy-editor,a trainer in writing skills and non-fiction book coach as well as writer of feature articles for national newspapers http://www.perfecttext.org
At Hampden House you’ll have a chance to meet and listen to local restaurateur, Oxford Business Mentor and all-round Big Banger when Max Mason will be our Guest Speaker! Max has had a fairly well-publicised life in the restaurant business over recent years, especially while he was moving the Big Bang from premises in Jericho to the Oxford Castle Quarter.
Now he and his team have settled in to their new home, Max has been able to show his creativity, exceptional customer focus and his constant flow of new ideas – through the Summer they set up a beach outside the restaurant (yes, a full beach), complete with sand, deck chairs , volleyball & summer cocktail parties!
Many say he’s been an inspiration to them and so we’re delighted that he’s able to speak at this event.
On July 8th the hotel have introduced a scheme to charge all cars using the hotel car park.
‘ We do have an independant company operating the car park from Monday 8th July 2013.
The fee is £3.00 for 24hours, the ticket will tear into 2, half of the ticket is a voucher which can be redeemed in the Hotel bar for a cup of tea/coffee or soft drink.’
Alternatively, Upper High Street car park has 3 hours free parking and if one parks at the town centre end it’s only 100 yards from the hotel.There is roadside parking on Cornmarket which is time limited and various ‘pay & display’ parks are other options in the immediate vicinity.
CHRISTINE RAYNER marketing consultant of Tangram Ltd. and during the spring and summer of 2012 an OLYMPIC GAMESMAKER will be looking back to that great event last year at the Late Breakfast event at the Four Pillars Hotel,ABINGDON on July 5th.
Her 2 weeks at the Games started months earlier and she’ll be giving us an insight into the organisation,preparation and training of the Gamesmakers and in particular her role at the HQ of the Olympic Family Services.
Her personal insights and overview of how large business organisational practices and individuals’ business operational abilities show how the platform for the smooth running of the biggest event in the world was constructed.
- Surviving 26.2
London – April 2013
After months of training in the cold and wet a 4hr 39 mins run around London in the sunshine and still finishing with a smile !
Peronel has been the Director of Marketing for a UK manufacturing company with turnover of £5m, Director of Sales and Marketing at London Interior Design practice (taking the staffing levels from 3 to 15 in as many months) and 30 years freelance. Practical university of life has shaped and formed her understanding that if you have a great idea, or service or product, and do not talk about it, (market it) its only the best in your eyes. And having the “why of commitment” makes the marketing much more effective.
She enjoys presenting information simply and in a creative way to allow great connection with the facts and involvement in the understanding. She researches and collects information about brain friendly learning, clean language, NLP and holding the space to enable a rapport with individual and audience alike.
She works with artists, micro and small businesses to encourage the thinking-big strategy and longevity of business life.
Peter Cooper will be our guest speaker at Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove on Thursday March 28th. A bestselling author, an award winning speaker and can help you and your business flourish in challenging times with frank, sometimes hard hitting and definitely thought provoking insights to business: he knows the highs and lows from creating a multimillion pound corporation to the lows of losing his own business and starting again from scratch…
In his talk he will share a five step process that can significantly change any business – plus the key lesson he has learned.
A Past President and Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, Peter has spoken in several countries and to over half a million people worldwide since 1999 and has a Business Development Practice in Worcestershire, specialising in the development of high growth micro and SME Businesses.
“I have found this part of my life to have been the most profound and in many ways it is one of the key reasons why people hire me – because I speak from real world, real life experiences i.e. no glib theories…. My purpose is to use my knowledge and experience to provide help to all those business people who really want to move on with their business life, not make the mistakes I made and enjoy the experience”.- ©Peter A Roper 2013
“Peter A Roper was voted London Speaker of the year 2012 a fantastic achievement, to be recognised by your peer group to be at the top of your game – Derek Arden President PSA 2012”
February’s Late Breakfast event at The Spread Eagle Hotel in THAME attracted it’s largest ever attendance of 28 ! All the more interesting as numbers usually dip during school holidays.
A great presentation from email marketing guru George Anderson ,plenty of interesting forthcoming events promoted by guests and new faces to network with all contributed to an excellent meeting.
Next event here is on Thursday March 21st .
Along with a great team of sponsors ( including us ) JENNINGS ( a home for your business as well as our home for The Late Breakfast in Chalgrove ) are once again running the Southern Oxfordshire New Business Competition. It’s open to any new business (less than 2 years old) operating in the south of Oxfordshire.
Top of the prize podium is a FREE furnished office for a year in a Jennings Business Centre, worth around £6000, along with a cutting edge business advice package. There are some excellent Runners’ Up prizes too, including free Virtual Offices, help and advice from PR & website gurus and more!
For all the info and to download the entry form go to www.sonbc.co.uk . If you’d like to talk to them about your entry, call 01865-893200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The closing date is 28th February 2013.
Sometimes you know when something good is about to happen… We’ve mentioned to a few people that Lisa Cherry is lined up to speak at the Late Breakfast this month & they all buzzed with excitement!
Lisa will be speaking about: Why Light Bulbs Are Key To Your Business Success .
There’s alot to say about Lisa & her journey to reach this point, so here’s the summary :
After what Lisa describes as more than 20 years’ experience of personal recovery from a turbulent childhood with spells living in Care, and totally fed up with her job at the time, she turned her life around in February 2010 and the epic journey began that has led to Lisa Cherry Ltd. The marketing, content management, Authorpreneurialism, social media fetish and relationship building has been a BA Hons degree all of its own!
Lisa now works as an author (she’s working on her second book) and runs Writers’ workshops, is a youth coach for young people in care, a mentor to others for writing skills, loves brownies and is a mother of two teenagers while running her own business all at the same time.
She’ll explain the journey of understanding yourself so you can understand your business ….and relish the learning and the growing on offer if you’ll accept it.
It’s going to be a good one!
The proposed dates in 2013 for each location can be found at the end of the narrative on the left hand side of each venue page.