Ask any business expert, or successful entrepreneur what their secrets to success are and most, if not all will accredit "Relationships" and "Networking" as one of the key elements to their success.
Indeed, relationship building, is a core facet and crucial skill needed to help not only individuals, but small businesses succeed.
The irony for many is that, though important, many are either afraid of reaching out or clueless about the art of effective networking and purposeful and meaningful relationship building for work and life, much less the art of building "Influential Relationships" for opening up opportunities in life.
This leads us to the upcoming seminar this evening on "Influential Relationships" - How to Connect, Communicate and Build Relationships for Endless Referrals.
The session will be facilitated by Networking Guru & Evangelist, Mervin Yeo and Art of Influence Coach Gary Guwe, two huge beneficiaries and experts in their field who've reaped the benefits of fruitful, meaningful and purposeful networking.
7.20pm - 7.30pm: Welcome by Organizer & Intention Setting
7.30pm - 7.45pm: Introductions and Icebreakers
7.45pm - 9.15pm: Building Winning Relationships for Endless Referrals - Mervin Yeo
9.15pm - 10.00pm: Upping Your Influential Quotient For Fruitful Relationships - Gary Guwe
The size of the meeting room is small - it can accommodate up to about 15pax - which is a pretty cosy and conducive for people who are just starting out to speak. Please note that there will also be a small door fee of $25/-, which includes dinner and a drink.
A serial entrepreneur since 1996, Mervin has co-owned numerous businesses like employment, publishing, business consulting and social enterprise. He sits on several advisory boards including a next-generation integrated venture capital firm.
Under his 13-year leadership as the Singapore National Director of the world’s largest networking organisation specialising in referrals, members passed referrals which generated an annual average of USD20 million worth of business for each other.Over the last 16 years, through his speaking, consulting and training programmes, Mervin has shown over ten thousand business owners and marketing professionals in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines a systematic and effective approach to referral marketing.
Hailed a "Networking Guru" by a Straits Times reporter, he has been on NewsRadio 93.8 including The Living Room and Positive Business Minutes, was featured in Zaobao and SME Magazine and is a regular contributor to Straits Times Recruit. He is also a contributing author in the New York Times best-seller Masters of Networking, he is consulted by leaders of networking organisations.
A Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant, he is co-author of Turning Ideas Into Profit, and author of Purposeful Networking For Introverts as well as I Can Connect – An Introvert’s Handbook To Stress-Free Networking.”