Polish Up Your Networking Strategy for FREE!

March 2, 2014 at 6:58 am | Posted in Athena Events | Leave a comment
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TrainingDo you want to make sure that the time, energy and money that you are investing in your networking is going to get you the results you want?

Whether you are new to networking or have been networking for years, taking some time to review your strategy and freshen up your Monthly Minute will help you get more from your networking.  And, as an Athena Member, this training is all included in your membership!

On March 18th, Athena Reading will be holding the next session of Networking Strategy Training.  And it’s FREE for all our members! From 9.30am to 12.30pm at Bills Restaurant, we’ll be running through the key elements of your networking strategy and, if it works for you, you’d are welcome to stay on for lunch.

During the morning we’ll work through:

  • What IS networking?
  • What is our impact when we network?
  • Networking etiquette
  • How to enter and leave conversations

and the very popular

  • Knock out Monthly Minutes!

As you would expect from Athena Reading, this is going to be you “doing” it rather than someone else “telling” so come prepared to give it a go in a relaxed and friendly environment.

To book your place, enquire about visiting a meeting or to find out about joining Athena Reading, email Jill athenareading@jmva.co.uk today!


New Venue for Athena as Athena Reading South is launched

January 29, 2013 at 10:39 am | Posted in Athena Events, News | Leave a comment
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Welcome to the Hilton Reading hotelWe are delighted to be launching our Reading South Athena group at The Hilton Reading on Thursday 28th February.

You are invited to this special visitors’ event at The Hilton to experience how Athena could benefit you and your business.

There will be a special welcome for non-members, whether or not you are new to networking.

We are also delighted to welcome Beth Hughes from Making Change Stick as our Business Development Presenter.  Beth is an experienced strategy and planning professional and has a passion for helping companies achieve and exceed their business goals. She has over twenty years of strategy development and implementation experience, working with companies of all sizes from blue chip corporates to small and medium sized businesses.

Beth will be sharing the Guaranteed Steps for Business Success with us.  Using international research, she will look at basic business practices that EVERY successful business follows.  She will use practical examples to show how following (or ignoring) these essential business practices affects business success.

The meeting begins at 12noon with open networking and a sumptuous buffet lunch.

Following introductions and an exchange of business cards we will be offering you tips on effective business networking.

Everyone will then have 60 seconds to introduce themselves and to ask for the support and referrals they want (we provide guidance on how to make the best use of your 60 seconds before you arrive).

‘Let’s Talk Business’ is the final part of the meeting where everyone has the chance to recommend a fellow networker they have used, offer a referral or ask for a meeting with someone they have met at the lunch (not compulsory for visitors to participate in this section)

You will then be welcome to stay for more open networking over coffee 2-2.30pm.

For non-member visitors, the cost to attend a meeting is just £28.  However, as a special gift to visitors attending this particular event, we will be offering membership to Athena on the day for just £200 (a 15% reduction) essentially, meaning you get more than your £28 meeting fee back, by joining.

Conveniently located just a matter of minutes from Junction 11 of the M4 and with free underground parking, this smart and elegant hotel provides the ideal environment conducive to business success, motivation and support – perfect for discerning, professional business women.

If you would like to join us on the 28th, just click here to book or email Jill Mclachlan for more information.

WOW – The Event of the Year Makes The News

January 12, 2013 at 10:25 am | Posted in Athena Events, News | Leave a comment
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The Athena Ladies make the news……………in a good way 🙂


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