Networking – the new normal

Do you rely on networking to build your business? And have you been struggling to succeed during these strange times?

Next weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town is here to help!

Publisher, author and motivational speaker Ladey Adey joins June on the phone in the second hour of the show to talk about how online networking has saved many businesses.

And how her latest book, Successful Business Networking Online, could help do the same for yours…

“Lockdown has changed business networking forever – no one could have predicted this new normal,” she says. “But this swift transformation has created huge opportunities for those smart enough to exploit them fully.”

Alongside over 100 interviews with super-successful business owners and seasoned networkers, the book unlocks critical secrets to guide you through the principles that will help you

  • Become successful using online networking post Covid-19
  • Discover the strategies needed to guarantee your professional success
  • Understand the difference between online and in-person networking – and it’s not just technology!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am  to hear what Ladey has to say – and make sure you join June from 10am to catch all the usual gossip and good music on your favourite Sunday morning show!

Do the write thing

Have you ever thought about writing a book? A novel perhaps or maybe something non-fiction?

And having thought about it, did you actually put pen to paper – or, more likely these days, fingers to keyboard – to do it and even have it published?

One local lady who’s done just that is Kathy Davies and she’ll be on the phone to Girls Around Town next weekend to tell June all about it…

Published in May and written under her pen name Kathy Kingsley, Regrets? has already earned several 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Married with three young children and a job she loves,  Laurie supposedly has it all. Or she would have if it wasn’t for her arrogant, domineering, chauvinistic husband Rich, who just wants a housewife. Tension builds and their marriage begins to crumble.

With her life spiralling out of control, Laurie meets Mike. Funny, caring, considerate and loving, he’s everything Rich isn’t and inevitably she falls in love, utterly and completely.

Caught between duty and happiness, she faces a heartbreaking choice…

An avid reader herself, June admits to seeing some of the developments in Laurie’s story coming but the final chapter definitely took her by surprise. Don’t worry though, no spoiler alert necessary – Kathy won’t be giving the ending away during their chat!

She will be sharing a bit more of the plot, along with the personal experience that prompted her to finally make a start on the book after years of putting it off and what she’s decided to do with all the profits from sales in 2020…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am next Sunday to find out more – who knows, what Kathy has to say just might inspire you to do the write thing too!

About a truck… and a book

Two contrasting interviews on this week’s show, with Tracey Greensmith and Fanny Blake both on the phone to the studio…

First up, it’s Tracey, who’ll be putting herself to the test later the same day in the kind of feat more often associated with the likes of Eddie Hall, Hafthor Bjornsson and Brian Shaw – for those of you who don’t share June’s passion for watching it, they were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition!

Cheered on by her family, friends and colleagues, Tracey be giving it all she’s got as she attempts to pull an 8.5 tonne truck along a 30-metre course during a charity fun day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society at Iceland Foods on London Road in Newark.

She’ll be sharing details of the activities taking place during the event, as well as telling June, Tina and Sue all about the  gruelling training programme she’s gone through in recent weeks to prepare for pulling that heavy load!

Then a very different  story – quite literally – in the second hour as Fanny talks about her brand new book, Our Summer Together

A publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer, Fanny has written a number of novels, including With a Friend Like You and Women of a Dangerous Age – which sounds like one the Girls Around Town might well identify with, don’t you think?

The author of various non-fiction titles and ghost writer for a number of celebrities, she’s also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. In her latest novel, described by Nottinghamshire author Cathy Bramley as ‘a true celebration of love and life in all its forms; full of joy, hope and triumph’, she tells the tale of Caro who thought she knew everything about being a wife until her husband suddenly leaves her.

When a chance meeting on a train introduces her to Damir – younger, intriguing and attentive – she realises that opening up to a man so different from everyone else in her life might also mean getting to know who she really is and that maybe it’s never too late to start again…

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to hear from both guests this Sunday, as the conversation moves from a truck to a book.