Upcoming Events

Box Hill BEC presents the following events for the 2015 Victorian Small Business Festival.


E14908 Business Networking

Speed networking with the 3 Amigos.

Box Hill Institute

Nelson Campus

Thursday 6 August, 6.30pm for 7pm — 9.00pm

The 3 Amigos (AJ Kulatunga, John Jenkins & Craig Willingham) discuss their journey to business success through the power of networking. During this dynamic session you will learn through a practical speed networking activity and panel discussion.

Nelson Road,

Building 1,

Rooms N1.G32 & 33 (Ground floor)

Please ring 8892 2002 to book.

Cost: $30

Payment: Credit Card/Registration Form.

 

About the Presenters:

AJ Kulatunga is an inspirational business speaker who knows exactly what it takes to be an Entrepreneur. When he was seven years old he started a neighbourhood newspaper. At 14 he started a website development business and at 23, AJ ran away from a bad boss to pursue a lifelong dream of running his own consulting firm. After growing the business to 13 staff members and working with big name clients such as Microsoft, HP and Fujitsu, AJ decided to pursue a bigger dream.

With adventures in business ranging from meeting the Condom King of Thailand, to being named Young Achiever of the Year, AJ now teaches his entrepreneurial tactics to inspire, motivate and mentor business owners to achieve their goals. Using his YouTube show #GotAMinute; articles in CEO Magazine and his live training events, AJ ensures people in all industries know exactly how to survive and thrive in business. (Connect with AJ via www.ajkulatunga.com)

John Jenkins is currently a Marketing Manager at IP Australia and is expert in increasing awareness of Intellectual Property in the Small Business Sector & Customer Engagement.

Craig Willingham is a small Business owner who has been a successful NEIS student and has established a Property Maintenance business, a Fleet Valet Cleaning Division along with the more recent and very successful Affordable Bin Cleaning Service/ Graffiti Removal that is now used by Local Councils and several Government Departments.

 

 

E14907 Public Speaking

How to make a great impression in business

Box Hill Institute

Nelson Campus

Tuesday 11 August, 6.30pm for 7pm — 9.00pm

Public speaking is an essential skill for business owners to be able to sell their products and service to existing and prospective clients.

Phil Schibeci, corporate speaker, offers his 5 simple steps to take the pain out of presenting to audiences of all sizes.  Phil has taught business leaders how to communicate, resolve conflict, achieve goals and increase productivity. He is the creator of How to Get Out of the RUT Race. Phil will show you how to turn the fear of public speaking into fun.

Nelson Road,

Building 1,

Rooms N1.G32 & 33 (Ground floor)

Please ring 8892 2002 to book.

Cost: $30

Payment: Credit Card/Registration Form.

 

About Phil Schibeci

Whether it’s giving a speech at a wedding, conducting a business presentation or meeting, giving feedback to staff, promoting your business, or maybe just talking to someone at a networking event most of us will be challenged.  Speaker, Author and Mentor Phil Schibeci, has 21 years’ experience working with people from backgrounds as diverse as Teachers, Parents and Students right up to Public Figures and CEOs He has taught them how to Communicate and Resolve Conflict, Lead a Team, Achieve Goals and Increase Productivity, Get Unstuck and out of a RUT and how to do Public Speaking with Confidence and Fun. Since he was 8 years old, Phil has been interested in how we communicate. He has trained and studied in many world class programs ranging from how the mind works to stand-up comedy He has even stayed in a Buddhist Monastery! Phil has written 3 books and is the creator of How to Get Out of the RUT Race Phil will teach us his simple, yet very powerful 5 Steps to Speaking Success that has featured on Channel 7, ABC, and many other media!

 

(Phil Schibeci, Speaker, Author, Mentor; M: 0409 848 840, E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.philschibeci.com)

 

 

 

E14910 Creative Marketing

Maximising your digital footprint and utilising  social media channels as key communication tools

Box Hill Institute

Nelson Campus

Thursday 13 August, 6.30pm for 7pm — 9.00pm

How long is it since you checked your digital footprint? You may not be aware what information about your business is being represented on the web and across various channels.

So no matter what you do online it’s important that you know what kind of trail you’re leaving, and know what the possible effects can be. Managing your digital footprint is now integral to the way you manage your business.

Are you also fully utilising the new social media platforms, like Instagram to maximise your connections with current customers and also reach new ones?

In this workshop we will show you how to manage your digital web presence to ensure that you are best representing your business and your brand.

We will then show you how to integrate your web presence and email database with the most appropriate social media and electronic communication tools for your business to ensure that you are connecting with both existing customers and potential new ones.

We will demonstrate live how to maximise the effect of your Facebook fan page and Instagram accounts as the key drivers of your promotional plan.

Nelson Road,

Building 1,

Rooms N1.G32 & 33 (Ground floor)

Please ring 8892 2002 to book.

Cost: $30

Payment: Credit Card/Registration Form.

 

About the Presenters:

Michael Mitchener (MM Creative)

Michael is a highly experienced business planning development, management and training consultant.  Through his company, MM Creative Business, Michael works with companies and organisations to deliver feasibility studies, business plans and management reviews.   Michael brings extensive experience in executive management in both the government and non-government sectors to his consulting work.  Michael is also a teacher of Business and Management for Box Hill TAFE and has also been delivering business development workshops for over twenty years. He is an advocate for the new digital and social media to support overall business success.

Dominique Musico

Dom is a true digital native and instinctively understands the ways that digital and social media is driving successful businesses. She has experience in developing communications and marketing plans for small business including the utilisation of social media campaigns to support business development. Dom holds an MA in Marketing & Communications a Bachelor of Arts and Certificate III in Microbusiness. She will show you how to see through the mist of the new technologies and give you specific ways of using digital and social media platforms to support your business.

 

 

 

E14914 Sales and Selling

Sales and selling for those who do not enjoy it

Box Hill Institute

Nelson Campus

Thursday 20 August, 6.30pm for 7pm — 9.00pm

When asked what they are most scared of in their lives, most people will place the fear of being sold something they don’t want, need or can’t afford, high on their list. Many business owners also do not feel comfortable when it comes to selling their products or services.

Amongst other things, we will help you to:

· Develop the tools to get the right mind set

· Deal with objections

· Increase your success rate in closing a sale

· Develop a following of happy customers who feel that they have been helped rather than having been pushed into something— Remember “Telling” is not “Selling”

You will get to share your experience with others with similar situations as well as getting a chance to putting your newly learned skills into practice.

Nelson Road,

Building 1,

Rooms N1.G32 & 33 (Ground floor)

Please ring 8892 2002 to book.

Cost: $30

Payment: Credit Card/Registration Form.

About Marion Ipsen

Marion was born in the Netherlands where she finished her schooling and went on to run several highly successful businesses in Australia. The main one was in partnership with her husband and parents for a period of over 40 years - a wholesale bakery eventually employing 50 people and supplying to all the main supermarkets (Coles, Woolworth, Aldi and IGA) Australia-wide.

Currently she is a lecturer and business mentor for RMIT, Kangan Institute, Box Hill Institute and NMIT, as well as teaching in China at associated campuses. She is mainly involved in the Government-funded NEIS program which helps people on social welfare benefits to start and operate their own business.

During this time, she has seen many success stories. She takes great pride in having had some input into those stories and a positive impact on, not only their business success, but also their personal lives.

 

 

Tel (03) 8892 2002