Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Cottage Restaurant, Inlet Hotel, 3-5 The Esplanade, Inverloch
    • 27


    An MC plays a crucial role in the success of any event - corporate, weddings, funerals, awards ceremonies, school functions, even networking dinners. A good MC helps represent the event as a whole, while keeping things on schedule and that everyone is enjoying themselves.

    It's an honour to be asked, but does the idea fill you with dread?  

    Join us and discover:

    • How events reflect on the personal branding and professionalism of organisations and individuals
    • How to do pre-planning and research about speakers and venue before an event
    • How to brief speakers about the audience, expectations, time limits, technology & tools available before the event
    • Roles on the day – allocating roles for meeting and greeting speakers etc.
    • How to ensure events are well run, keep to time and are welcoming and are inclusive (esp. all mobility needs, abilities, cultural backgrounds etc.)
    • How to develop a Runsheet and event checklist with vital information including speakers bios, acknowledgements of sponsors, special guests and votes of thanks
    • Public speaking tips and tricks – how to speak clearly, confidently and well
    • How to handle difficult questions, audience members and speakers who goes off topic and what to do if the speaker doesn’t show up
    • Housekeeping considerations including what to do in the event of an emergency, bathrooms and security issues.
    About our Speaker

    Jodie Willmer is a Board Succession & Diversity Strategist. She is the former CEO of Travellers Aid Australia, where she led the transformation of a 90-year- old organisation and hauled it into the 21st century. 

    During her 8-year tenure as CEO, Jodie - in conjunction with her board - attracted a range of outstanding new people onto the board who greatly contributed to the organisation through their strategic insights and business acumen. 

    Jodie has also sat on a number of boards including the Victorian Council of Social Service and chaired the Emergency Relief Victoria board.

    Jodie describes herself as a connector and relationship builder; she has brokered “for profit, for purpose” strategic partnerships with community, philanthropy, government, academic and commercial sectors. She is also an experienced public speaker, MC, facilitator, webinar host, radio broadcaster and is the host of The Insightful Director Podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

    She recently MC’d the Inaugural Volunteering Victoria Conference and will be speaking at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s conference on “How To Attract Amazing Board Members with Diverse Backgrounds”

    Jodie lives in Melbourne with her partner Robert and consults to a range of boards about succession planning in Australia and internationally.


    About our Venue

    Our event will be held at the Cottage Restaurant in Inverloch at the Inlet Hotel. 

    Enter via the main entrance and turn to the right.

    Event includes morning tea.

    Address:  3-5 The Esplanade, Inverloch

Past events

17 Aug 2017 AGM with Kieran Flanagan - Think Differently
19 Jul 2017 Brett Hamm
21 Jun 2017 The Elephant in the Room
17 May 2017 Seven Aspects of the Human Factor in Change, and How to Deal With Them
20 Apr 2017 How Partnership Marketing Can Transform Your Business
20 Apr 2017 Share the Dignity Collection
16 Mar 2017 Many local businesses are invisible to their potential customers. Are you one of them?
16 Feb 2017 Make your connections matter - 2 Guest Speakers!
19 Jan 2017 Culture is Everything - Guest Speaker Tristan White
08 Dec 2016 Holiday Season Dinner
17 Nov 2016 November Dinner - Guest Speaker Rebecca Slavin
20 Oct 2016 October Dinner - Guest Speaker Judi Fallon
15 Sep 2016 September Dinner - Guest Speaker, Mary Aldred
18 Aug 2016 August, SBWN AGM - Guest Speaker, Annette Kimmitt
20 Jul 2016 July Dinner - Guest Speaker, Melina Bath
15 Jun 2016 June Dinner - Guest Speaker, Natasha Williams
18 May 2016 May Dinner - Guest Speaker, Jordana Byrnes
09 Apr 2016 SBWN Day of Inspiration special event
17 Mar 2016 March Dinner - SBWN Power Panel
18 Feb 2016 February Dinner - Guest Speaker Brian Paynter
21 Jan 2016 January Dinner - Guest Speaker Judy O’Connell
10 Dec 2015 December Christmas Party
19 Nov 2015 November Dinner - Guest Speaker Sue Marriott
23 Oct 2015 A SPECIAL ALL DAY WORKSHOP with Sarah Valentine
15 Oct 2015 October Dinner - Guest Speaker Libby Thompson
27 Aug 2015 August AGM dinner event - Guest Speaker Alice Haemmerle
16 Jul 2015 July Dinner - Guest Speaker Fiona Hill
17 Jun 2015 June Dinner - Guest Speaker Philip Tracy
20 May 2015 May Dinner - Guest Speaker Danielle Snelling
15 Apr 2015 April Dinner - The Power Panel
19 Mar 2015 March Dinner - Guest Speaker Joan Liley
19 Feb 2015 February Dinner - Guest Speaker Chris Childs
15 Jan 2015 January Dinner - Guest Speaker Jane Benston
11 Dec 2014 December Event - Christmas Party
20 Nov 2014 November Dinner - Guest Speaker Terry Guilford
10 Nov 2014 November Workshop - Is it Dementia? for Business
16 Oct 2014 October Dinner - Guest Speaker Jen Burrows
18 Sep 2014 September Dinner - Guest Speaker Dana Hughes
14 Aug 2014 August AGM Dinner - Guest Speaker Christina Lovison
13 Jul 2014 July Luncheon - Special High Tea Social Event
15 Jun 2014 June Luncheon - Guest Speaker Cecile Lablache
15 May 2014 May Dinner - Guest Speaker Patricia Hanrahan
10 Apr 2014 April Dinner - Guest Speaker Megan Vuillermin
12 Mar 2014 March Dinner - Your point of difference by Kaz Hughes
13 Feb 2014 February Dinner - Guest Speaker Marcus Pearce
16 Jan 2014 Dinner Meeting - January 16 - Korumburra
12 Dec 2013 End of Year Gathering
14 Nov 2013 Be inspired by the journey of Jan Bull at the New Darcy's Cafe & Wine Bar!
CANCELLATION POLICY (for dinner events)

Booking cancellations may occur up to 48 hrs prior to the event date. After that time money has been spent in order to cater for your place at the event and funds cannot be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.

SBWN does not accept any liability for any action / inaction taken as a result of our events or contact with other members. Members and event attendees should seek independent and professional legal, financial and business advice.

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