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No membership fees
We'll never ask you to sign up to an annual membership fee. This 'pay as you go' approach makes things more affordable for you and means that every month we welcome an interesting mix of existing and new members.
Our group is very informal, so just be yourself. No suit and tie are required unless you want to. Many people have become good friends over the years. We have a culture of collaboration and support.
We meet every 3rd Friday of the month between 2 and 4pm. Everything feels more relaxed at the end of a busy week, and we all feel more open to new people, ideas and opportunities.
People buy from people
There may be another guest from the same business area as you. We see this not as competition, but as an opportunity to form collaborations and share ideas. People will choose the right person to work with for them, regardless of business experience. People buy from people.
Everyone has value
We all judge people on first impressions, or sometimes dismiss them as we think they have no value to us. We introduced the 'Word Gets Around Wildcard' for this reason, to prove that everyone has something to offer. It fast became very popular at our meetings. We have prizes too!
Make local contacts
Networking works best when you fully embrace the idea that you always get out of it, what you are prepared to put in. Word of mouth advertising is a key ingredient in marketing you and your business. It's not what you know, it's who you know.
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Paul is a brand, graphic design, print and marketing specialist based in Taunton. He set up Word Gets Around in 2011, with a view to expanding into other complementary service areas. He is also a lecturer at University Centre Somerset working with graphic design degree students.
Blogger of 11 years at Slummy Single Mummy. Jo is a multi award winning blogger and has worked with multiple big name brands including Tesco, Disney and Unilever and has been on all kinds of adventures with her blog, from skiing in the Alps to cooking traditional pancakes in Ethiopia.
Clive is the editor of Word Gets Around Magazines which was established in 2014. He works with business owners to help them market their business more effectively by telling their story and building their brand locally. He has also been a DJ for over 45 years with discos and karaoke events.