Monthly Archives: March 2011

Royal Town Planning Institute Dinner

I had an excellent conversation yesterday evening with Richard Summers, the President of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is a real champion for planners in these challenging times.
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Places Matter Supermarket Seminar

Very good Places Matter! Seminar today at The Point, Old Trafford. Some good examples of planning new supermarkets within existing town centres. Shows what can be done with attention to detail – access, materials, design.
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Federation of Small Businesses Conference

I ran two workshops at the Federation of Small Businesses National Conference at the Liverpool Convention Centre. We looked at common networking mistakes. Make sure you find to the networking opportunities which are right for you – consider who you really want to meet and find out where they go.
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Presentation Skills

I gave a talk yesterday at the Business Network Chester in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Excellent turn out, excellent audience. It shows that even mature and experienced people can improve their presentation style and are prepared to learn.
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Networking and Self Employment

I was speaking to students at the University of Salford today. Networking is an excellent way for new start-up businesses to share experiences. Basic information about finding premises, getting planning permission or signposts to helpful agencies are all useful.
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