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Gunpowder Guide to Networking: June 10th 2014, London

May 21st, 2014

Does walking into a room full of strangers make you feel uncomfortable? Do you find the pressure to ‘work the room’ too daunting? Fear not, help is at hand.


The Gunpowder Guide to Networking rolls into town next month and takes a close look at the factors at play in a range of networking situations. Drawing on psychology, sociology and actor training, we will discover what our voice, body language and persona say about us and explore new techniques for building confidence and connections. You’ll leave with practical tips for making introductions, keeping conversations going, and following up after the event.


With a master’s degree from Central School of Speech and Drama in Actor Training and Coaching, our course leader Steve Livermore is a director, lecturer and workshop leader with over 20 years’ experience in theatre, performing arts and recorded media. He has directed classical and contemporary texts, pop promos, short films and TV commercials and worked on a wide range of production sizes; from small scale studio theatre pieces to international advertising campaigns.


Check out our event page here for more details and ticket availability.


Canapé anyone?

Networking skills. How do you measure up?

May 1st, 2014

There’s no denying that a healthy network supports business growth. But keeping your network healthy means getting out there and meeting new people. We know it works. A chance meeting, an introduction, a conversation over a curled up canapé, or when juggling a cup and saucer, laptop and notebook at a conference coffee break can lead to all manner of opportunities and ultimately, new clients.


But for many, the thought of getting out there and being interested and interesting on a drizzly Thursday evening can feel like a bridge too far.


Gunpowder is coming to the rescue. There’s a new training event brewing but we need your help to understand what you like and dislike the most about networking situations and the skills you’d like to hone.


Please share you thoughts here and watch this space for further developments or get in touch here.


Account Development Skills Workshop: April 29th 2014, London

March 10th, 2014

New business is hard work. There are no shortcuts, no magic bullets, no secret quick win formulas. Converting cold contacts into paying clients requires resource, dedication, process and patience.


And in the day to day delivery of client projects, growth opportunities within existing client relationships are often overlooked. Even the most brilliant client teams can lack the new business skills or confidence to unlock new revenue opportunities.


Yet, armed with the right tools, client service teams can build profitable and enduring client relationships, promote referred business and ultimately relieve the pressure on cold new business acquisition.


Gunpowder’s Account Development Skills Workshop is designed for project managers, account managers and account directors from agencies of any size or discipline.


An interactive and informative morning, you will learn techniques for gaining greater understanding of your client’s businesses, identifying opportunities for growth and creating workable account plans.


Visit our event page here for more information and ticket availability.