Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lunch on this week – 3rd Friday Networking Lunch Auckland – Highbrook


3rd Friday Networking Lunch – Highbrook on this Friday if you can make it.

Register here 


“Team FNL” who would be interested in forming a Social Sports team.

Who would be interested in forming  TEAM FNL for indoor sports of one or more of these:

We could have this in each City if you are keen, just a social event, and to also get fit. (I know I need more exercise)

Mates in bowls   (Not in Ponsonby as they are rebuilding until 2014 for the Auckland Members)

If your keen then fill in the form.

Business Networking, Auckland Servcorp Business Shorts. Speaker Damian Newland from LinkedIn

Business Networking Auckland
Servcorp Business Shorts

If you’re up for an evening of learning, networking, canapés & drinks then you’ll love this Business Shorts event in Auckland New Zealand. Bring your cards and meet other business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals in a relaxed environment. This is a stand up style event with time for networking before and after the guest speaker. Come along and expand your network!

Date: Tuesday 15th October 2013

Location: Servcorp, Level 27, PWC Tower 188 Quay Street Auckland 1010

Time: Networking, drinks & canapés: 5:30pm. Presentation at 6.00pm

Price: Free | inc. 1 drink & canapés.
Additional drinks: $5 donation towards Cure Kids. Please note: Cash only.

Speaker: Damian Newland, LinkedIn, Enterprise Sales Manager – New Zealand

Note: If you would like the opportunity to get involved in the interactive part of Damian’s presentation be sure to add your LinkedIn ID Number / Profile to your registration form.

TOPIC: LinkedIn Insights on Growing Your Business with Social Networks

Register here 

Why should you attend? – Friday Networking Lunch – Feedback from Attendees

Here are some comments from the event survey’s we do after each lunch.

  • Good range of businesses with differing issues and skills in Service based business.
  • Open conversations and genuine desire to help
  • Relaxed friendly meeting
  • Low key, not a hard-sell like BNI
  • Meeting new people and time allocation was reasonable
  • Its open about networking with card swapping and that takes the guess work out of manoeuvring  around a room like other network events.
  • Ability to meet people outside of IT and learn many things about those area’s
  • Meeting new people
  • It was relaxed and informal, and there was plenty of time to chat
  • The informal discussions and meeting people who I would not ordinarily get the chance to meet in other forums
  • Good to meet people who are from different areas which makes for interesting discussions.
  • Great company, a great excuse to take a break on a Friday and make new contacts
  • Networking and idea sharing
  • friendly people and great food
  • Sat there thinking about whether it was worth it, when the fellow next to me made an initial enquiry about a project. All of a sudden, it was worth it!
  • Talking with diverse but essentially like minded people
  • Chance to meet new people
  • There was more genuine conversation this time
  • Nice big group this month

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CRM in your inbox.

I have just started using the FREE Streak app and Wow what a great tool this is going to be.  This app integrates with Gmail so no more changing to the CRM as it is all right there in Gmail.

Check it out here 

only works with Safari and Chrome at the moment

Friday Networking Lunch in the News – IT Brief

Check the story in  IT Brief  on Friday Networking Lunch

On Today – New Venue – Palmerston North

Hi all I am happy to announce that we will have Palmerston North as a new venue starting in November  so if you are near register now.