Men’s Networking and Business Groups

Ever since starting my website I’ve come across an endless list of Women’s business communities from all over the world, many in Australia too, Business Chicks, Inspired Women with Renee Kacz, Female Boss Co, Fusion Biz Babes, even a radio station called Boss Mode Radio, which is streamable off their website and saved to my bookmarks, just to list a few. (I will conduct another list and blog soon for women in Australia) It’s been great to see so much support out there for women, a lot of these are run by business coaches, marketing strategists, cafe owners, health gurus and of course event planners.

 

This recently got me thinking, mainly because I have received some complaints saying that Fembuiz is “Sexest”, why can’t men advertise in your directory? There’s nothing like this out there for them! And because of this there is no way they would list on my site.

BUT, That’s just SOME people’s perspective.  A community is a group of like-minded people who help and inspire each other in becoming who they want to be.  

Men’s business groups, women’s business groups, men and women’s business groups, there’s even mums groups, they all have their own unique vibes to them, events of different styles and targets their trying to achieve.  They are not sexist, they are simply a Niche, a target audience, they all deserve and need to be there, this country needs small business, networks and communities within our community in which we can gain confidence and trust to build business.

So, what did I do? Of course I turned to a Google search looking for directories and networking groups for men, also making a few posts on Facebook, I compiled a list to share it with you.

 

There are many communities out there for men, it just takes a bit of searching:

Mamamia – Article – Man’s Business group.

Men’s Altitude Network

Christian Business Networking

Cub – Club of United Businesses

Secret Men’s business

Kyneton Men’s Shed

Men Supporting Men Inc

Winchelsea Men’s Shed

 

Men’s Business Networking – Facebook group

If you know of a Men’s Networking Group or Men’s Business Directory that isn’t in here but you think it should be, please post a link in the comments below and tell us about it.

There is no reason out there for anyone to be feeling alone and stuck with business, all you have to do is reach out.

Plus, our Directory listings are public, allowing men and women to find services across Australia.

Ladies networking event

Fembuiz Connect: A Networking Event for Females that Mean Business

Come join us at this premier Fembuiz Connect event – a place for women wanting to challenge themselves, connect with and help others, build friendships and share their passions for business.

Guest Speaker:

Kristy Marshall from The Social Boss Co.

Social media is an essential marketing channel for small business owners in 2018. More than just posting to Facebook and Instagram – it’s important to have an understanding of the algorithms, your customer and how to get great engagement to get more sales! In this session, Kristy Marshall from The Social Boss Co will share advice on how you can start increasing engagement and getting more followers right away! Visit FB page

 

Want a chance to share your business?

We’ll have 3 x 5 minute slots to share about your business, and who you are looking to connect with. If you’re feeling shy – don’t be! This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself – and we’re all there to help encourage you.

Email us to apply for one of the 3 spots at: info@fembuiz.com.au

Venue:

Feld & Co, Kerry Roesner

Unit 6/496 Marmion St, Booragoon

Fembuiz will be supplying some wine, as well as some non- alcoholic drinks. You are also welcome to bring along your favourite beverage. Visit FB page

Door prize giveaways:

It’s a secret! But there is some – so get excited! The first major prize is worth $350.00!

Catering:

Sherisse from Standing Fork Catering Providing some delicious snacks for you to taste with their vegetarian, gluten free, vegan / dairy free selection. Visit FB page

Event photographer: Stef Spills Ink

Tickets are available now to come and meet other ambitious business women and get to know them. There’s huge possibility in attending networking events for SO many reasons – it’s all about enjoying yourself, making new contacts and building relationships.

For your opportunity to get involved in our next event, please email us at: info@fembuiz.com.au.

Why should you come to this event?

We know there’s a lot of different networking events – and it’s hard to tell which is worth your time. Fembuiz is a relatively new women’s network helping like-minded women in business connect with one another – we’re here to support you! Not only will you get a chance to meet new people at this event, but you’ll learn more about social media for your business and if you get in quick – you’ll be able to share more about your business with the group. Plus – food + drinks are included – what more could you want?!

Fembuiz Directory is a website platform where women from all types of professions can list and create a page to gain more exposure online, we want to encourage women to be brave, fulfil their mission and have the confidence to tell their story.

 

You can purchase your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fembuiz-connect-recipe-for-success-networking-event-tickets-50034677066?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Office in a box, what’s in the box?

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This is a giveaway I do at our social business networking events valued at $65.00 I call it “Office in a box”, so what’s in the box?

-Hard plastic box, pink, blue or white/clear
-Journal A5 WTV
-Notebook softcover A5
-Notebook hardcover A5
-Index book A5
-Pink highlighter
-Fembuiz pens
-Freelancer at work vinyl sticker
-A4 display book with presentation inside.

and I’ve sometimes added more items like a stapler and hole punch because I love creating and giving away gifts.

Working FIFO and running a website business while trying to maintain a balanced lifestyle is hectic, especially when I struggle to get reception or can’t have my phone with me, I fly home and I have what feels like a never ending list of things I have to get done before flying back to work, so how do I manage?

The above office in a box comes with a presentation I have put together on different ways I use the items listed above to help me, no I don’t use the index book to keep track of phone numbers, I have a phone for that, but to find out how these items can help you run or get started on your own business, get organised or to keep you inspired, otherwise we could be going around and around on a playground like chimpanzees not knowing what to do next.

 

Having a casual lunch with one of the members, Nicola from The Pink Book Club.

 

You can find our events on the events page as well as events created by our members.  

If y0ur a member and you are holding an event and you’re using eventbrite to promote it send us a link to the event so we can link it up.

You can also easily link eventbrite up with your facebook page events.

Hope to see you at the next event.

 

 

What is Dynamic Energy and how to use it to engage with customers

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What did she just say? This is exactly what your customers are going to say if you don’t know how to turn on your dynamic energy. It allows us to be interesting, engaging, confident and shows your personality. Sometimes life can be stressful and it’s hard to let this show, it can be hard to engage with people and energy levels drop, your business then follows and takes a nose-dive and all your confidence gets sucked right out.

People mirror image each other

Ever been in a class room listening to a lecturer and they’re so monotoned that you zone out? That’s because there was no dynamic magic and this is exactly what we need with our customers or audience and we must learn tricks on how to switch the on.

It’s not just what your saying that counts, it has a lot more to do with your facial expressions and body language.

Body language counts for 55% of your interaction, 38% is your tone of voice, which leaves 7% to your words, YES! Only 7 percent!

(Research of Dr Albert Mehrabian – Professor of Psychology)

So it’s time to get rid of the nervous tension, Stop being self-conscious, using a monotone and acting dull because customers will not stick around, if your  enthusiastic and your business or product their much more inclined to follow.

It’s time to show your dynamic energy, so:
– Raise your volume up a notch
– Emphasis on certain words and slow down
– Use your facial expressions
– Use your hands
– Stop hiding behind the desk, podium or the folder your holding 
– Take your hands out of your pockets
– Pause for a moment, (pause) don’t try to say everything at once

Low dynamic energy makes you feel less powerful, switch this on and be pleased to be there, be relaxed, calm, authoritative and confident, bring out that personality of yours, don’t hide it away, bringing it out, it makes life more interesting. This will start coming effortlessly the more you practise.

The next time your feeling flat and need to bring back that bounce think about the last time you had a party in hostess mode or about a first date you went on, you instantly have more energy and vibrancy, you are hyper aware of how irresistible, attractive and witty you appear.

You deserve to feel like this all the time, look at the work you have put into your career.

So this week in every engagement you have with people let’s bring your body language into action, even if it’s just when talking to your parents or family. The week after let’s also bring in emphasising on words. The following week bring in another addition and practise until it comes naturally.

Then everyone hears what your saying and hopefully your customers come running back for more and your family will be saying look how far she has come.