Deepening conversations - Developing networking skills - Gaining access to business insights and strategies to build a bigger and better business
A dynamic program of business networking events, strategic workshops, think tanks and business mentoring for business professionals, built on a belief that conversations, connections and strategic planning impact on your business success, whether you are a small business or a larger organisation.
Create strong relationships, gain knowledge, seek opportunities and be part of a community through YTM's UNIQUE business networking events in Melbourne:
upcoming YTM Networking events
BONUS Insight: How to Maximise the LinkedIn Changes to Grow Your Business
"Why is it called “Networking with a Twist”?"
We call it with a twist because it’s different to what you’re used to. Our events aren’t just about shaking hands and exchanging business cards. We find out about you and your networking goals so that from the moment you arrive you’ll be welcomed and introduced to relevant and related people. Our unique conversation cards help to explore and explain your business and listen to other business owners do the same. You’ll find that asking and answering questions helps to generate thought-provoking conversations that feel natural from the start and will continue after the event.
YTM "Think Tanks" are a facilitated series of small group workshops sessions, designed for “Making your business Bigger and Better”. (Booked in a block of three)
BONUS Insight: Podcasting. Why every small business and business owner should be doing it.
Podcasting is the fastest growing platform for audio content and gives businesses the opportunity to connect deeply with their target market while standing out from their competitors.
But is podcasting just the latest fad, or should it be considered seriously as part of your marketing activity?
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Business Strategy and Mentoring is a way to explore and test your proposition, ideas and strategy with an experienced and trusted advisor who is independent from your business
Silos exist in large corporations, small businesses and industry associations. They even exist in families, churches, schools, churches and communities.
Need a Speaker or MC for your upcoming event? Kerryn is a dynamic speaker and educator who focuses on teaching the skills required to convert opportunities through effective networking.
what our clients say
- The vibe in the room was great in all 3 sections (pre / speech / post)
The people were lovely and very approachable and open to learning about the other person (as set up by you!)
- It is efficient and effective networking … networking that works! I think it is an atmosphere where people feel comfortable and so put their ‘best foot forward’
Thanks to the effective format, I have made business connections quicker and deeper than at any other events, and established an ongoing relationship with an ideal client.
It's not only the "speed" format, it's the organisation around it and the way it is set up to facilitate meaningful conversations.
Kerryn is a great facilitator who takes a lot of care in organising her events, from the room set up to the fascinating keynote speakers. You are sure to learn something.
"I had a great time at YTM. I got to know some people I had met before better, and I met some new people as well. I went through my database of contacts the other day and was amazed at how many people I have met, particularly in the last year or so since I focussed on networking. They are all useful contacts, whether as sources of leads, suppliers to my business or as people I can learn from"
“Great event Kerryn! Let me add my congratulations to you. Your attention to detail as usual was obvious everywhere and made our job as presenters and exhibitors easy. There was a real positive vibe in the air in the exhibition space which made for easy introductions and friendly conversations. I had a number of productive discussions with visitors and am looking forward to following those up this week.”
“I engaged Kerryn to speak to the mortgage brokers I mentor to help them understand the importance of relationships and how to go about building a strong network. She is a generous and warm facilitator who provided a wealth of knowledge and engaged the group in a beneficial and fun networking session. The feedback from the group was very positive and I would highly recommend Kerryn as a presenter”.
"Traditional networking guidelines make ‘networking’ look fairly transactional. However, Kerryn Powell makes networking more effective by arranging professional meeting “Your Time Matters” events, where participants get to know people before needing help with something or selling products and services.
Kerryn demonstrates how to make networking a regular part of your life. She has the knowledge and experience to help business people find a way to grow and maintain a useful network and she break it down into easy-to-follow steps".
Kerryn’s YTM events are a saving grace, especially if like me you are new to networking. When I first entered the room I was very nervous, but Kerryn came over and quickly put me to ease while introducing me to some key individuals. I never looked back. Kerryn’s passion to connect and engage business owners through well organised events is evident by her repeat customers. She is always happy to share her knowledge and (it seems) effortlessly connect you with just the people you hope to meet. I urge you to go to an event, they are fun, enlightening and you may even learn a more about yourself!
I joined YTM networking three years ago with the view to meet liked minded business people, connect and network and by so doing grow my business. Like any networking activity, it takes time and effort before you can see results. Well, time and effort paid off as I have made numerous connections through the YTM networking events, established solid relationships and received a number of quality referrals which translated to close business and further assist in the development and maintenance of the relationship. YTM events have my full endorsement.
"I recently attended an event run by Kerryn as part of the Small Business Festival (VIC). Great venue in Prahran, well organised and at a convenient time. I'm pleased to say I made a great connection on the night and have generated business as a result. I'd highly recommend a YTM event!"
"I love that these events allow not only for multiple connections but also for deeper connections than other networking events I've attended over the past couple of decades. I put this down to the format of the card prompting questions in small groups and the structured format . It works!"