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Maroondah BizWeek 2017 – from ‘Ordinary to Extraordinary’

14 July 2017

BixWeek 2017 
Become one of the hundreds of people and businesses who have gained invaluable insight, tips and tools on running a business by booking your spot for this year’s Maroondah BizWeek 2017, from 7-11 August.

From great networking opportunities to learning essential business skills, Maroondah BizWeek offers 25+ workshops and events that cover a range of business topics that will help you to grow, learn and innovative.

This year’s week-long program is bigger and better than ever before. There are two networking events – providing opportunities to meet others and learn from the best.

There will also be many workshops and free mentoring sessions to build your business – taking it from the ordinary to extraordinary!

Dianne McGrathDon’t miss your chance to hear from this year’s guest keynote speaker – ‘Mars 100’ astronaut candidate, Dianne McGrath.

Dianne McGrath is on the shortlist to become one of the first people to land on Mars in 2024 – and she won’t be coming back! By boldly applying to be an astronaut in this incredible mission to the red planet, Dianne hopes to encourage others to take their next giant leap forward, whatever that may be.

Last year’s BizWeek delivered 292 training hours and attracted more than 400 people, with two out of three attendees making invaluable connections.

Feedback showed that 96 per cent of people who attended learnt new skills at the workshops, while 100 per cent of the businesses that attended one of the mentoring clinics stated they would implement changes that would grow their business.

View full list of workshops and events here and to book your spot, or call 9988 1236.

Workshops and seminars

With a week of events, workshops and free mentoring clinics, BizWeek is the perfect time to explore opportunities, learn more for your business and connect with others.

Explore new ideas and get the edge on your competitors by booking into one or more of the following workshops:

Switching Mindsets for Performance

Tuesday 8 August, 9.30am-11.30am

Success requires us to influence others to engage with our ideas, to accelerate their growth and amplify their impact. This interactive workshop highlights how our actions and interactions either create barriers or can be harvested to generate synergistic opportunities.

Workshop participants will take part in action learning for professional and personal development by applying proven theories and practices. By interacting with each other, participants experience how knowledge co-creation and transfer is the lubricant for sustainable success.

Creating Powerful Speeches & Presentation Skills

Tuesday 8 August, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Looking for better results when it comes to selling your products, services and ideas to diverse audiences? The Speech Power workshop provides the keys to creating and delivering more powerful speeches and presentations that gain attention and keep audiences interested.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create strong connections with audiences through humour; use time-tested language techniques to ensure your message ‘sticks’ long after you speak, and be more confident in public speaking using powerful content, among other helpful tips.

Confidence Takes Courage

Wednesday 9 August, 9.30am-11.30am

Are you unsure and uninspired when it comes to your image? Do you find yourself struggling to feel truly confident, no matter what you do? Do you say you just don’t feel beautiful or good enough?

This jam-packed workshop will condense the knowledge and styling secrets professional stylists use over and over with their clients, plus you will be taught how to wake up every day feeling fabulous from the inside out – after all, that’s where lasting confidence comes from.

What is Senior Entrepreneurship?

Friday 11 August, 9.30am-11.30am

Are you over 50 and looking to start a business, change careers or start a social enterprise?

Dubbed ‘Seniorpreneurs’, this workshop will explore how to take your idea, validate your potential business or service, take it to market, and look at technology that is available for your business.

There are many options open to people aged over 50. The workshop will help aspiring ‘seniorpreneurs’ to achieve their goals – whether it’s to launch a business, undertake activities to supplement retirement, or stay involved in the workplace.

LinkedIn Masterclass for Professionals

Friday 11 August, 12.30pm-2.30pm

LinkedIn provides an extensive range of tools to showcase your professional skills, knowledge and networks. You can use it to be found in Google Search Results, connect with professionals worldwide and source referrals from people within your network.

Join this interactive workshop where you will learn the 10 best ways to use LinkedIn to attract the right business or career in your profession. Come ready to take action and see real results and new referrals within weeks.

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