Blogging Untangled

This was the third think tank WiSE has hosted on social media this year. Once again it was a great opportunity for business women to gather to discuss this still relatively new medium. WiSE think tanks allow for open discussion, comment and support for topics of current interest.

Social media has been a hot topic for sometime now. However it remains a challenge for many business owners for various reasons. Last night’s think tank untangled the preparation work involved in establishing and Continue reading

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Pure Productivity II

If productivity is about ‘yielding positive results’ than this think tank was highly productive! It was a fabulous morning of topical discussion, sharing resources, reacquainting, meeting new people and quality networking.

It was interesting to discover ways other business owners are ‘active’ rather than ‘busy’ by selecting appropriate productivity tools to assist them in their personal and professional worlds.

There were many resources shared including:

  • books
  • techniques
  • apps
  • scheduling
  • time management

Here are a few general comments about the morning:

“Great sharing of quality resources, ideas, tools, tips and techniques”.

“Thanks for the open discussion”.

“I like the way other participants offered support rather than advice”.

WiSE think tank ‘take-aways’:

“A reminder to categorise weekly activity … & to eat that frog”. Helen Crozier

“Tools are good, simple is better. Stick to a few tips that work for you. Sharing these with others will bring a new light to them”. Ilse Cornelius

“Write down three tasks for the day BIG – MEDIUM – SMALL“. Jan Littlejohn

” A new book to read, new apps to download and utilise instantly, a new way to use Evernote and so many other fresh ideas to adapt to suit my work”. Michelle McCallum

Testimonials from the morning:

“As always great sharing of information & ideas. Having a small, intimate group made it even more fun”. Jan Littlejohn Ceremonies with Style

“Very informative! Because we were with only a few people I think it improved sharing and going into depth on each topic. Useful and meaningful.” Ilse Cornelius Jilske Photography

“Thanks for the wonderful morning of sharing productivity tips”. Helen Crozier HelenCrozier.com

“As always WiSE think tanks allow for generous sharing of quality information in a supportive environment. Thanks to the other guests for what you brought to the table”. Michelle McCallum Colour Design Studio

All WiSE events are proudly organised and sponsored by Michelle McCallum

Principal of Colour Design Studio

creating seamless colour schemes inside to out

specifying interior & exterior colours + eco & bio-friendly finishes on-site and online

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Ignorance is No Defence

On Monday night a group of us gathered in Avalon to listen to a presentation prepared and delivered by Joanna Oakey from Aspect Legal. Joanna developed this presentation into an interactive and informative evening of discussion on content relating to the rights and responsibilities around intellectual property (IP), in general, but in particular for SME’s.

We covered legal content such as:

  • copyright (and moral rights)
  • trademarks
  • infringements
  • case studies
  • protecting our rights, brands and self
  • defamation and more

Here are a few general comments about the evening:

“So full of relevant information! I really felt a free exchange of ideas”. Elisa Townsend

“Very interesting and certainly appropriate to my interests”.  Jodie Holmes

“Great sharing of information, examples, ideas and support. Incredibly thought-provoking content especially for ‘new marketing’ when utilising social media”. Michelle McCallum

WiSE think tank ‘take-aways’:

“There is too much to list”. Elisa Townsend

“All of this was very helpful”. Helen Crozier

“Get myself protected”. Emma Veiga-Malta

“Some comprehensive checkpoints to my business legal situation. Pitched well to our situation”. Belinda Grundy

“Better flow & clear process when communicating with my clients. Update my terms of business”.  Jodie Holmes

“A clear and concise understanding of the language required to exercise the rights and responsibilities of protection for small business”. Michelle McCallum

Testimonials from the evening:

“What a wonderful evening, it was so helpful and Joanna was so open and full of great information”. Elisa Townsend The Finance Team

“Great topic, learnt a lot! Speaker was very generous. Loved the venue”. Helen Crozier Helen Crozier

“Joanna is very enthusiastic about the content and I have learnt a lot tonight”. Emily Griffiths Emily Griffiths

“Fascinating, informative & a little bit scary!” Emma Veiga-Malta Bespoke Art

“Thanks Joanna for a very comprehensive legal overview for my business. I’ve got some great ideas to implement too”. Belinda Grundy BG Property Styling

“Tonight’s event had fantastic content & was well worth coming along! Very pleased I came along!” Jodie Holmes Seaside Creative

“Joanna’s approach to small business needs is highly professional. Joanna demonstrated how to protect our own IP and how to be mindful of the IP of others whilst dealing with prospects and clients in a professional and communicative way. The content and discussion on the use of social media was of great value”.  Michelle McCallum Colour Design Studio

All WiSE events are proudly organised and sponsored by Michelle McCallum

Principal of Colour Design Studio

creating seamless colour schemes inside to out

specifying interior & exterior colours + eco & bio-friendly finishes on-site and online

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Twitter Untangled

WiSE think tanks are a brilliant environment for women to learn from each other by sharing information and resources, supporting each other in a myriad of ways whilst making quality connections. Last night’s gathering was testament to this. Thank you to those who participated and so generously shared valuable ideas, resources, tips etc

Keep in touch: follow WiSE on Twitter. Our username is @WiSE_network

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Social Media Untangled

WiSE has been designing and hosting think tanks since 2002. Last night we hosted another in Mosman based on the top 5 social media platforms. It was a night of untangling allowing for great discussion, support, sharing, learning, discovery and Continue reading

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How to Make your Website your Most Productive Online Marketing Tool

What a fantastic event June WiSE was in Newport! So brilliantly facilitated by Clodagh Higgins from Get Focused Consulting! Scroll down to read comments, ‘take-aways’ and testimonials from the evening. There are some photos too!

As always it’s a great pleasure collaborating with Clodagh as she is so generous and willing to empower small business owners with up-to-date and practical strategic online marketing information that can be actioned immediately.

Let’s start with a  little background …

Get Focused Consulting

Clodagh Higgins

WiSE first asked Clodagh to Continue reading

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2011

On Friday, May 27 we hosted the 7th WiSE  Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) at the beautiful new Hawthorn Mosman at 707 Military Rd, Mosman. 44 guests registered (a full house for Hawthorn) for this special morning of French sparkling wine, seasonal fruit, freshly made scones and berry jam (the latter something Hawthorn has become well known for).

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Be | Become | Belong | Bond

In this post: take aways, testimonials, photos & prizes!

Thank you to our April attendees for braving the wet weather and joining us in Mona Vale on Thursday evening to attend the branding presentation delivered by Continue reading

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‘The Formula for Actioning your Goals’ in Mosman

On Tuesday evening a group of women gathered in the beautiful new space of Emma Veiga-Malta’s Bespoke Art at 40 Ourimbah Rd in Mosman to learn the goal actioning formula Continue reading

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Celebrate 2010 in Mosman

On Tuesday night WiSE celebrated her 8th birthday by the shores of Mosman Bay. 30 women registered to attend this very special event. The evening started with a drink and some canapes with everyone mingling to reconnect with those they know and having the pleasure of meeting new people too.

We then moved to our seats for the 2 presentations of the evening … ‘Celebrating the Journey’ by Victoria Ugarte from Postcards from Millie and ‘Celebrating the Life’ by Mariette Rups-Donnolly from Powerhouse Presentation

Victoria and Mariette delivered such unique, individual, emotive and thought provoking presentations. I particularly loved the way they Continue reading

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