The Networking Whistleblower

I have had the privilege of knowing John Donnelly for several years and am delighted to see that he will be delivering a Workshop for EveryWoman all about networking, entitled “The Networking Whistle Blower”. 

The event is fully funded ( so it’s FREE to Women in the East of England ) and booking is straightforward via an online booking form (using RSVPBook which I reviewed last year).  Whilst I know John personally I have not attended this particular workshop before and have therefore booked to attend in March and will provide a review afterwards. 


Who is John Donnelly (for the uninitiated)?
John is a sort of cross between Bill Bailey and a Mancunian Sir John Harvey Jones. He is an innovative, motivational and inspirational speaker presenting his own original research. And he is the driving force behind Learning Point, the IoD’s record breaking Big Breakfast Added Cholesterol Club, The Bosses Club and The Rainmaker Makers.John says that his “Humour has to be ‘built-in’ and not just ‘bolt-on’ so that whilst you’re laughing you’re learning”.
He really works with the audience and his interactive demonstrations always score high on the chuckle-o-meter. With John you get great entertainment and never, ever the same-old-same-old ideas. “There must be absolutely no S.O.B.O.s (Statements Of the Bleep Obvious)” he added with a huge grin.

“Inspiration and Motivation have to survive the delegates’ journey home” says John “So I try to create more Ah Ha Moments than you can shake a stick at. I want to inspire people in the way that the amazing and generous RainMakers we studied inspired us”.




Details of Events via the EveryWoman website:

27 Feb 2008 (Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire)
18 Mar 2008 (The Cambridge Belfry, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire)
This workshop breaks down the art of networking and shows you the winning strategies for doing business in non-traditional sectors. Learn more about female networking advantages and how to win access and trust at the highest levels.

You will be shown techniques such as ‘Charisma Polishing’ and the ‘Feminine Side Leadership Principle’ that will enable you to improve your networking skills.

If you are looking to raise the profile of you or your organisation and ultimately increase sales, then this is the workshop for you!

Who should attend?
This workshop is perfect for women looking to improve their personal development and business skills. Particularly:
– women working in small businesses
– women working in non-traditional industries such as construction, science, technology, sport and leisure
– women in family firms supporting their husband / partner or other family members in their business


09.30 Registration
10.00 Workshop begins
16.00 Workshop closes

Funded places

The standard fee for this workshop is usually £295 but thanks to funding from Exemplas, we are delighted to offer it to women living or working in the East of England at no charge.

Fully funded training with such a fantastic course leader is a rare opportunity so please register now in order to guarantee your place and ensure you don’t miss out.


I once said “spend time with this man” and I truly meant it … see you there!


2 Responses to The Networking Whistleblower

  1. … The EveryWoman team will be in attendance as they don’t want to miss out on this one … why not join them?

    “Like the hairdresser in need of a good cut and the accountant in need of a book-keeper, we resolved this year to think about ourselves when we looked at what events, seminars and workshops we put on this year. This is the year we resolve to become our own customer. So when we were able to secure Networking Guru John Donnelly to run a seminar on networking, we knew we had to attend it ourselves. On Wednesday 27 February, John will ‘blow the whistle’ on the world’s greatest business leaders, revealing the innovative techniques they use to get to who they want to get to and get there fast. He’ll be demonstrating how to be impactful and charismatic when meeting new contacts, how to develop confidence, clout and authority in unfamiliar settings. All the techniques used by the best.

    If like us, you also always want to know what technology solutions you could, and should, be implementing in your business as it grows to ensure maximum efficiencies in your business, you too should come to this event. BT will be joining us to answer all questions you may have about what technology your business should be implementing and how it can underpin your networking strategy.

    Check your diaries, and try and come along. This workshop is perfect for women who own, or are working in, a growing business. Women working in a male-dominated industry, such as construction, science, technology, sport and leisure will also benefit greatly from what John will teach you. If you’re serious about taking your career or business to the next level, you won’t want to miss this – especially as we are able to waive the entire £295 cost. everywoman’s exclusive one day workshop is especially designed to break down the myths of networking and provide you with tools and resources to meet the challenges of doing business in the 21st Century. Book you place today, this won’t be available for long, we’ve only got room for 50 delegates.

    See you there”


    The above is an extract from The EveryWoman website … for further details click on the dates on the above Post.

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