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Bob Shepherd
Works at Bob Shepherd Associates
Attended Chartered Institute of Bankers
Lives in Penhow, Newport
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#presentation  is meant to be informative.  An audience which has switched off to your message is a complete waste of time.  Avoid alimenting your audience.
 
Your #powerpoint   presentation is meant to be informative.  Not a painful experience which gets talked about at dinner parties!!  I hope my post gives you the edge, to be remembered for all the right reasons by your audience.   Remember a  #presentation  is marketing of you and your skills | #businessideas   #PresentationSkills  
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Well he was a doctor. He should have been able to recognise it without Holmes' help.
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Is it time to revisit your #linkedin  profile?  Use this #cardiff   master-class as an opportunity to give your profile a health check..
 
LinkedIn is the premier online business networking platform, used by business owners CEOs, Directors, Managers and other professionals.

So how do you get the most out of it to grow your business?

In this masterclass, you’ll get to grips with how to use LinkedIn to…

>> Boost your LinkedIn profile so that it tops search listings and engages readers
>> Find decision makers looking for your service or product
>> Connect with influential people
>> Create an endless supply of leads
>> Leverage business networking events
>> Avoid the mistakes that most LinkedIn users make that could cost you that all important business opportunity

>>>>>Timings

6pm – Arrivals, tea/coffee, nibbles & networking

6.30pm – Masterclass presentation starts

8pm – Question and Answer session

8.30pm – Networking over coffee

9pm – Finish

>>>>>Your Course Leader
Prab Chadha is a social media expert and digital maverick who specialises in helping businesses make more money through the web.

>>>>>Refreshments Included
The course fee includes tea/coffee, water and nibbles.

>>>>>What to Bring
Just something to write on such as your favourite notebook and a pen.

>>>>>Pre-requisite Knowledge?
No pre-requisite knowledge is required but general awareness / some experience of LinkedIn is ideal.

 

Please note: advanced booking is required. Cancellations can only be accepted with at least 48 hours notice.
LinkedIn Masterclass - Cardiff
Wed, August 19, 2015, 6:00 PM GMT+1
Maldron Hotel

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Passengers using the #Welsh  airport (Cardiff Airport) fell to its lowest point for years in 2014, dipping to 1,023,932.

Lets hope the #businessplan  can get this #WelshInvestment  back into blue sky's

http://bit.ly/1GO09wd
The decline in passenger numbers using Cardiff airport means the airport served fewer passengers than the year before the Welsh Government
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Next #4n   at Newport is 7th April. This is the Tuesday following Easter.  The great Penny Jarman will be speaking.
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It's the simple things which catch people out in business.  One of these is the #BusinessPlan  .  Some #SME  's understand the need for a business plan, some don't......
 
Simply - a business plan, is a planing tool with 3 main functions:
1.  To organise and prioritise your resources
2.  To show someone else that you know what you are doing
3.  To act as a blueprint for running the business

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#BobShepherd   #BusinessIdeas   #BusinessPlanning  
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Annonymity lies in the quantity hopefully
 
Personal details of about 6 million people have been exposed in a bug that's hit Facebook's data archives. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23027643
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Zokit, Newport to Chepstow! "I thought it was Cardiff based!"  Well, it is but Neil has established satellites in other parts including the area east of Newport. Each area is part owned by its leader and I have 2 groups now running in Magor and in Chepstow. The Launch was a few days ago and successful with a good attendance and positive feedback. 
Our meetings are fortnightly with alternately a breakfast (7:30am )in Sawyers just by J23. The launch was in our other venue at The Garden Restaurant, Chepstow Garden Centre where we meet for lunch on the opposite fortnight.  Next meeting is on 1/10 in Magor and the following Chepstow one is on the 15th.  The dates are set to skip round other networks locally with whom we enjoy a mutual support. email Hannah@Zokit.co.uk if you'd like to spread your networking horizons in 2 good venues with good people and good opportunities to build business.
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Networking? Most businesses don't go networking. Quite why escapes me, except that most people don't 'get it'. The idea that you will get a customer because you have suddenly emerged into public, blinking in the light, is quite wide of the mark. The next 4n in Newport could be a start to widening your promotional horizons. It meets at the Waterloo on the 5th May next at 8am. See http://www.4networking.biz/Events/Details/56585
Newport Business Networking - 05th May 2015 - 08:00
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Lets hope the #WelshGovernment s #BusinessPlan   for Cardiff Airport works.  The plan needs to be robust to deliver on the expectations of a nation and it won't happen over night...
 
Passengers using the #Welsh  airport (Cardiff Airport) fell to its lowest point for years in 2014, dipping to 1,023,932.

Lets hope the #businessplan  can get this #WelshInvestment  back into blue sky's

http://bit.ly/1GO09wd
The decline in passenger numbers using Cardiff airport means the airport served fewer passengers than the year before the Welsh Government
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Long may it continue and grow - #Wales  needs this investment.
 
Businesses in  #Wales‬  proving attractive to investors as more #startup 's realise wealth from their ventures | #Entrepreneurs‬  | Thank for looking #BobShepherd   #BusinessIdeas   #BusinessBuilder  
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Barclays and BGF Entrepreneurs Index shows Wales saw the largest percentage rise over any other region in the number of deals recorded between 2013 and 2014
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Joel's blog often has good little everyday summaries of new geekiness. Worth while following to keep up with the fast pace of developments
As an Apple fan boy I was pretty interested to see what Apple would announce during this week's keynote. I wasn't disappointed with the new iPhones (great advances with the camera) but I don't thin...
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Would you like to Exhibit at this Business Show or Business Exhibition in Cardiff, South Wales?
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Bob Shepherd - building businesses for S Wales
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Bob Shepherd ACIB, MIBC, MILM, DipRSA                                 

After 30 years with a major Bank Bob has moved on to worked with small business SMEs for many years. Bob Shepherd builds successful businesses using a toolkit of  experience, business knowledge and relevant contacts to give practical realistic support with bank lending, business finance, grants and funding PLUS business strategy for growth.

He is a qualified ACIB an MIBC, MILM and has a level 4 NVQ in Business Counselling. A diverse range of clients is proof that Bob Shepherd is flexible and versatile in giving business management a valuable perspective for growth. He is a visiting University Lecturer in Corporate Finance and has written and delivered seminars on 'Starting a Successful Business', and ‘How to get on with your Bank’ and Consumer Fraud among others. He has various Business interests. Locally he is a Community Councillor and has places on a number of voluntary groups. Bob Shepherd Associates offers Management Expertise in the following areas to support our Products:

Communication and Presentation

 Marketing and Sales   

Project management 

Business Lending                        

Financial Analysis 

Investments  

Budgetary control    

Debt Management and Recovery

Collateral Charged Security      

Conveyancing                

Foreign Exchange and Trading                  

Legal Business matters                          

Company Law                            

Legal Charges   

Training and seminars

Presentation and first impression training           

Computer literacy    

Target management      

Team management                     

Staff coaching and counselling Staff appraisal    Work flow prioritising    

Office administration                       

Premises and security matters    

Get a better business with Bob Shepherd Associates in South Wales and the West.

 

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