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Digital Expertise, Networking & Inspiration at Athena

Executive Lifestyle is excited to invite you to the monthly Get Found workshop series, in partnership with The Athena Network. Specifically designed for business experts and lifestyle professionals who want to build their profile online, we cover a range of topics around Digital Brand, Influence, Expertise and Reputation.

Get started with an introductory 2-hour session next week, where we will carry out a simple analysis of your online brand and what you need to focus on to improve your digital profile over the next 12 months.

We look forward to welcoming you.

P.S. Read on for October news and events.


Membership Pricing & Benefits

We have lots of exciting changes happening and we want to keep you up to date.
Do you have any questions about member benefits? We can give you a call!

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Upcoming Events 

The Athena Executive Club
Networking Lunch at Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  October 14th, 2015 Wednesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost – $76 visitors

The Athena Executive Club holds monthly networking and business strategy meetings hosted within an elegant and relaxed boardroom setting.

The Executive Club invites women from various professional backgrounds to participate in a structured and facilitated lunch-time meeting. We provide networking and business development training and a place to share professional objectives, make strategic connections and long-term relationships for greater success.

The Athena Executive Club provides access to a host of expertise and is perfect for women who are serious about growing, scaling and expanding their businesses and careers in a supportive and focused environment.

We have a maximum of 20 ladies from different professions at each Executive Club meeting, and this is open to visitors by invitation only. We only have five spaces for visitors at each meeting.

At this month’s meeting, Olivia Chiong Author of The Unbusy Entrepreneur will be giving us a preview into her talk:

From Solopreneur to Entrepreneur – Outsourcing and hiring tips for small businesses.

Visitor places are extremely limited, so please book without delay to reserve your seat.

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Cappuccino Connections

Coffee Morning Networking at Mandarin Oriental Axis Lounge
October 30th, 2015 Friday  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cost – $30 members / $35 1st-time visitors

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

Imagining a new world where everything we do makes a difference

Being an entrepreneur and mother of two, Masami started to question the astonishing inequality we have in our world. Years later, she came up with a simple way that would transform the way we see and connect with our world. The initiative she heads up today creates a world where every small business and their teams can make life-changing impacts just by doing what they normally do. Already it has created more than 60 million ‘giving impacts’ around the world. And it was all made possible through ’the power of small’.

About Masami:

Masami was born in Japan but her desire to expand her horizons took her on an incredible journey of exploration travelling throughout the world. Her way of travelling was all about connecting and sharing with people to gain new insights and understandings of different cultures, lifestyles and environment. She also became aware of the desperate need for support and change in certain countries in contrast with the modern lifestyles of developed countries. Her soul search became much based on the creation of real connectivity of all different cultures and people to realise the world full of real WIN-WIN relationships.

She has also gone through a journey as an entrepreneur since 2001 starting and running several commercial enterprises all aiming to transform the way businesses are operated today– supporting people in need and contributing to the increased awareness of the public. Her belief has always been the creation of real transformational business and charity model with a positive and empowering approach. By taking a completely new look at the power of connection and giving, she founded a novel concept – one that’s already dramatically impacting the way business, Worthy Causes and individuals connect at a deeper level. It’s called Buy1GIVE1 (or B1G1 in short). It’s giving businesses the power to change lives.

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Partner Events

Executive Lifestyle Experts Workshop
RedBank at Claymore Connect, Orchard Road
October, 21st 2015 Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $99 / $49 for Featured Experts
With a light breakfast
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Experts Workshop: Digital Branding 101
Open to: Executive Lifestyle Experts
 RedBank at Claymore Connect, Orchard Road
October, 21st 2015 Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $99 for Experts / $49 for Featured Experts
With afternoon tea

These monthly workshops are designed to help you learn tips and techniques for building your online brand, influence, expertise and reputation.

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Gina Romero’s 5 Tips to Spring Cleaning your Online Networking Strategy

The New Year is a great time to have an annual digital clean up to make sure you are ready to network your way to success in 2014.

With the many things on our plate it’s hard to remember what has been updated and what hasn’t, but remember your online tools are your digital assets that support your online and offline networking.


Here is a check list of 5 key items to get you started!

1) Your Inbox – New year, New start
If you have a huge backlog in your mailbox give yourself a clean slate to work with. Archive all your emails in folders by year. Keep the end of last year handy if you have a backlog and set a target number to clear daily.
Set up some tools to help keep your inbox under control: Sanebox, Outlook rules or Mailstrom are some of my favourites. You can also use Mailbox for Gmail mobile.

2) Backups – there’s no excuse anymore!
Give yourself peace of mind by finally setting up a trusted system for backing up and filing. Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box are great cloud tools.
Ok this isn’t networking specific but it will definitely help with your time management freeing up more time for business development.
Have you got your important personal and business documents digitised and filed? Once you have the basics in place consider using digital notebooks such as Evernote and OneNote to keep networking notes in a logical ‘notebook’ style order.

3) Online profiles – maximise you digital assets
When was the last time you updated your digital profiles? Do you have a photo that is at least 18 months – 2 years new?
View your profiles as an outsider. Do you like what you see?
Review your profiles and create:

• 1 long bio (1 page) with photo (ready to send out if you are to be profiled in PR or media and for use on your personal website/about me page/blog etc. If you don’t have a personal website why not set up an About.Me page to direct leads to all your online resources?)
• 1 half page short version for LinkedIn (Check out our blog on 10 ways to market yourself on Linkedin)– don’t forget to update your profile with any recent projects, new work information and recommendations.
• A short informal version for Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram etc.
Date the document and update all your profiles. Set a reminder for 6 months to make sure it is still up to date and relevant. Update the document if you tweak any of the profiles so if o lose them they are easy to restore.

4) Clear that shoebox – there are probably gems in there!
Grab those business cards – scan them up and file them.
CardCam is a great way to digitise your business cards and it also syncs to Outlook contacts. Clean up your contacts file and make notes against people that you need to follow up. Schedule follow up time in your diary – don’t forget make the follow ups relevant and personal!

You can use tools like Contactually to help you manage your network effectively. It’s the ultimate relationship tool that pulls from all your social media and email contacts to supercharge your digital networking.
And while you are at it … clear those receipts too! Expensify is a great receipt tracking app. If you aren’t using digital tools for invoicing think about getting one in place to manage your accounting more effectively. Speak to your accountant about migrating to cloud accounting before your financial year is up. Xero, Quick Books Online and Freshbooks are all good cost effective options.

5) Refresh your business plan (vision board, mind map or culture code)
And make sure your networking is solidly built into it!
Networking is a powerful tool – what do you want to get out of it? Here’s a 4 step action plan to make sure you get the results you want:
1) Know what you want and be clear about expected outcomes
2) Have a plan to achieve these – with a strategy and measurable goals
3) Take effective action towards achieving these leveraging tools and outreach
4) Determine what works and what doesn’t: Track, measure and review.

Then start again at #1!
As with anything – you get out what you put in. I’m geared up for a successful networking year, are you?

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