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Real Networking Speaking Skills Workshop – Egham

Do you want to attract more clients AND tap into new markets?

Do you want to position yourself as an expert in your field and be able to sell yourself and your business better?

If YES, this Workshop is for you.

Real Networking is delighted to be able to offer this special workshop to the group, developed by Annik Petrou and Elliot Kay, two speakers with thousands of hours of successful public speaking between them.

In this session, run by Elliot, you will work through “The Speakers’ Method”, a proven method which has helped people get funding for their businesses, onto national TV and TEDx stages, and accelerated growth for businesses inside the UK & internationally.

The Speakers’ Method elements:

1. Confidence

2. Brand Message

3. Signature Talk

4. Get Booked

5. Pitch & Sales

6. Build Profile


You will be taken through a speaker audit and shown strategies to grow your business through speaking and you will also leave with a solid structure for public speaking.

Please note that spaces are limited so please book early to secure your place on the workshop.

Watch a snippet of Elliot in action at Real Networking Egham in October 2018


Annik Petrou started Speaker Express after she kept feeling stuck with no confidence and frightened to speak up about her ideas because they might sound ‘silly’ to others. Annik has delivered training to hundreds of entrepreneurs and knows how to make you FALL IN LOVE with pitching & speaking. Companies she worked with got highly desired investment, were accepted on accelerator programmes, won pitching competitions or went on to speak on TEDx stages. Her clients include technology start-ups, high-end corporates and the recently funded business voted ‘Best Dragon’s Den Pitch Ever’.

Elliot Kay is a series entrepreneur who has built three successful businesses. He has a unique knowledge of what makes a great stage presence AND how to utilise that to build a profitable business. At Speaker Express, Elliot helps stretch speakers to reach their full potential. He spends most of his time as a business mentor, working with businesses to grow them strategically. Speaking is a big part of his marketing strategy; he has accumulated 6,000 hours of stage time speaking globally to audiences across Europe, Africa, US, and the Middle East, and he brings that expertise and experience to his training sessions.


What others say about Speaker Express training:

‘If you have a BUSINESS it’s a must for you to be able to speak from stage. You will develop material that you can use for your speaking engagements and experience what it is like to embody being an incredible speaker. As a result of that I progressed with my speaking in a short amount of time.’ – Marina M., Effortless Living

‘The euphoria you feel after speaking is directly proportionate to the fear you felt before.’ – Colin Firth, Actor

‘Brilliantly executed with passion, love and professionalism. I left feeling empowered, inspired and loved. When I arrived I thought I was a good speaker as I have delivered a lot of small speeches and workshops, by the end of the day I self-actualised I am not. I felt safe in the environment they created, I dropped my inner critic and opened myself up to being more daring, vulnerable and to learn, grow and improve with everyone else who was there.’ – Tony S., Author, Speaker, Human Behaviour & Cognitive Specialist

‘I teach people to use their voice more effectively and have been to other speaker training communities in London that don’t match what Annik offers at Speaker Express. My recommendation will always go to Speaker Express as the place to train because of the opportunities, the community and the professional feedback to the speakers.’ – Emma C., Voice Coach & Impact Consultant


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The price ranges from £32.57 – £37.90

Kick-start your export success

Exporting is a proven route to business growth. Economic research consistently shows companies who export to any country, in any financial climate, perform better than those who don’t.

Department for International Trade (DIT) South East are running a series of interactive events to provide you with all the essential information and practical tools you will need to take the first steps towards exporting success.

The day will include:
 Benefits of exporting & overcoming challenges
 Digital Business Transformation – Microsoft
 IP, A Global Overview – Intellectual Property Office
 Finance for Export – UK Export Finance and Barclays
 Export Expert Lounge
 International Trade Adviser 1-2-1 clinics

The Business Software Centre and Sesame Access Systems will be sharing their export experience and discussing how UKTI helped them reach their global potential.

Venue: H.G. Wells Conference & Events Centre, Church Street East, Woking GU21 6HJ

Cost: Free of charge

Eligibility: This event is aimed at  South East companies who are new to exporting

Book now: For more information and to  register your interest, please


Take the step, register today.

Business Head Shot & Video Starter Pack, February 3rd 2016

head shotLife Through A Lense and Great are offering 30 minute headshot and video sessions for your website and social media.

Business owners, now more than ever, need to present the right image on the internet. From your website to your LinkedIn profile and across the whole spectrum of social media this is where your potential clients and business associates will probably see you first. So make sure they see what you want them to see.

LinkedIn research says that having a photo makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed than a similar profile without a photo. For most people this should not be a picture of you on holiday, or a glass in your hand. A quality headshot will present your professionalism in business rather than your social life.

This is exceptional value at only £159 (pre-booking.)

You can book your place here


UK Trade & Investment: Researching Overseas Markets Master Class


To be a successful exporter, a thorough understanding of your market and your customers is key.

Choosing the wrong markets or entry strategy can be costly for any business. Market research should always be the first stage in any new export venture and plays an essential role in the development of a focused and effective market strategy.

This interactive one-day workshop, led by a market research specialist, will provide you with a full understanding of all the stages of the research process and give you a step-by-step guidance on how to develop your own market research projects in conjunction with your current export plans.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key criteria for selecting and prioritising export markets
  • Plan, undertake or commission and report on a market research project
  • Make effective use of the internet and other sources of desk research
  • Plan and undertake market research visits to your targeted export markets
  • Use market research to gain an in-depth understanding of potential customers and partners
  • Continue to make the most of available advice and support

You will be equipped to make more cost effective and confident decisions when planning and conducting export market research.


£120 (incl. VAT)

Exclusive 20% discount is available for current First Time Exporters (Passport to Export) clients, for further information please email .

Eligibility/who should attend:

Places are limited to two delegates per company.

Companies must be based within one of London’s 33 boroughs and must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months. You must be looking to increase your overseas market access.

Delegates should be exporters or those new to exporting and is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries for example: translation agencies, web developers/agencies, international business development agencies etc.

Please follow this link for our terms and conditions:




Surrey Chambers of Commerce- International Trade Training, January 21st 2016

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Surrey Chambers of Commerce have recently launched our International Trade Training Course for 2016 and this year we have expanded the topics covered to include the most relevant course that Exporters require. These include:

  • Incoterms
  • Understanding Export Paperwork
  • Using Letters of Credit, Bills and Drafts

This year we have included:

  • Introduction to Export Procedures
  • Inward Relief Processing
  • Establishing World Class Customer Service
  • Exhibition Skills
  • International Sale & Marketing
  • Importing

The first course, An Introduction to Export Procedures, runs on Thursday 21st at the Holiday Inn, Shepperton and is a MUST for any new business who is exporting or are looking to start exporting.

If you would like to attend this event, please email


To celebrate the launch, we are offering a special offer open to all businesses of 3 places for the price of 2 on all International Trade Training Courses. This offer runs until April 1st 2016 and does not include Developing a Global Mind-set event on February 5th or any non-International Trade event.