Women in Business Regional Network dinner in Victor Harbor

IN VICTOR: Kirsti Knowles, Kathy Roberts, Julie Modra, Karen Lume, Helen Sampson, Harriette Huis in't Veld, Deborah Boyles, Nan Berrett, Lou Nicholson, Karen Robertson and Vicki Eager at the Women in Business Regional Network dinner.
IN VICTOR: Kirsti Knowles, Kathy Roberts, Julie Modra, Karen Lume, Helen Sampson, Harriette Huis in't Veld, Deborah Boyles, Nan Berrett, Lou Nicholson, Karen Robertson and Vicki Eager at the Women in Business Regional Network dinner.

Effectively networking to boost your business was the theme for the latest Women in Business Regional Network dinner in Victor Harbor.

The guest speaker was Nan Berrett of Word Solutions, a self-confessed introvert from the Clare Valley, who has built her successful business over the past 10 years through nothing, but networking.

Nan has been touring a number of the network's chapters sharing her networking tips, encouraging women to work on their elevator pitch, build a contact and email list, and to update and make better use of online tools.

She said recent issues with some social media platforms also highlighted the need to ensure contact lists were regularly downloaded and that email lists were kept separate from third-party owned platforms to provide security and peace of mind.

Timely follow up and good record-keeping of contacts, including the common ground you might have, or something memorable, were also important.

The network was also pleased to celebrate the news that several members were among the finalists for the Business Victor Harbor Excellence Awards.

This was the final Victor Harbor event for the network for 2021. The program for 2022 is already being drafted and news on the new year's events will be out soon.

Fleurieu women in business received tips on eating right for their busy lifestyle when the Women in Business Regional Network held a lunch at Middleton in October.

The power of identifying and staying focused on values was the theme for the latest McLaren Vale/Southern Suburbs dinner for the Women in Business Regional Network. The guest speaker was Vasso Fessas from The Connected Leadership Co who challenged everyone in attendance at Mick O'Shea's Hotel to consider their values - both personal and business, and to go a step further to also think about the reasons behind some of the values.

The event had a workshop format with each woman writing down their business values, putting them in priority order, and also noting the reasons why these values were important.

The next McLaren Vale chapter event will be a lunch at the Smiling Samoyed Brewery at Myponga on Wednesday, November 17 when Nan Berrett of Word Solutions will be giving practical tips on effective networking.

Women in business from the Yankalilla district and surrounds learned some helpful tips to cut down on their marketing stress when the Women in Business Regional Network met at Links Lady Bay.

The guest speaker was network founder Carolyn Jeffrey of CJ's Business Solutions, who said the pandemic had created even more stress for business operators, many of whom were trying to get ahead of their competitors and trying to make use of every new opportunity and change taking place in social media.

This was the final Yankalilla district event for the network for 2021. The program for 2022 is already being drafted and news on the new year's events will be out soon.

The Women in Business Regional Network is open to business owners, managers, staff and those dreaming of owning their own business. You don't have to be a member to attend events, but bookings are essential via Eventbrite.com.au.

For more information about the Women in Business Regional Network visit www.wibnetwork.com.au or phone Carolyn on 0435 432 203.

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