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ANTZ Get to know your network - June 23rd 2020

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Adrian Ashton's slide prompts for the 7 minutes he was invited to speak for at the Antz online networking event
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ANTZ Get to know your network - June 23rd 2020

  1. 1. #NotYourTypicalConsultant (what it takes, and how you can be more of the human you want to be in your enterprises) www.adrianashton.co.uk (and most social media channels)
  2. 2. The corporate CV • Support with business/financial plans (that are recognised by banks and investors as ‘the best we’ve seen in a long time’) • The person behind other advisers in the sector • Influence national policy and legislation (‘accidentally’ changed CIC governance rules) • Developed some of the national toolkits on impact reporting • Get accountants fired through helping groups understand, and get more confident with, their bookkeeping and accounts • Learning programmes held us as exemplars by international colleges (and ‘heal’ people of dyscalculia…) • International and national awards
  3. 3. What people seem to enjoy • Always try to find someone else who’ll pay me on your behalf • Over £8,000 of pro bono last year • Only freelance consultant globally to openly publish annual impact report on themselves • Always seeking to make myself redundant • Always make sure a 6-year old can understand it • Seen as ‘Spider-man’ (for the ‘webs’ of connections, rather than spandex…) • World naked gardening / naked working day… • Maxing the amount of tax I pay, rather than trying to minimise it • People creating hashtags on twitter about me • Christmas cards sent through the post each year
  4. 4. • We don’t have to confine the way we work to other people’s rules or conform to their expectations - ‘professional’ is whatever we decide it is • We’re all just as scared and unsure as each other • Let’s treat each other more as human beings – it’s not B2C or B2B, but H2H

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