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    Jexley
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    Hello kids,
    Some folks don’t like Northbridge and other folks don’t like coffee and cake and nice people that are awesome. I call these people “doughheads”.

    For those that don’t have dough in place of brainmatter, and are willing to socialise with like-minded small business people over a nice cuppa and cake that makes you moan a little bit with every bite, then I’m thinking:

    Opal Café
    c1/134 Aberdeen St
    Northbridge WA 6003
    (08) 9328 2210
    opalcafe.com.au
    Friday, 14th of May, 10 in the AM.

    It’s quiet, it’s got a couch area where we can sit and relax in a circle and they’ve got cake.

    Oh shoosh, you know I had you at “cake”.

    Cheers folks, hope to see you all there!

    If I don’t see you there, remember what I said about being a doughhead and at least have that checked out.

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    Jexley
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    And in all seriousness without calling people names (because not everybody thinks I’m as funny as I do, or so my wife keeps telling me), these meetups are very valuable to a small business person.

    Just from these coffee thingos alone, I’ve picked up at least two new clients (with more in the hopper) and have passed on at least two (with more in the hopper too), and all this in not even 2 months.

    THAT’S networking people. And all because I shed the PJ’s and shelled out $10 for a wedge of sweetsomething and a cuppa joe.

    If you’re too busy, that’s one thing, but I’m here to tell you there’s value in these things people, so you should unbusy and unpyjama and meet us there.

    Oh, and if that date/time/venue doesn’t appeal, I’m sure we’re all really flexible, so suggest something else and we’ll roll it around.

    Cheers

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    Jexley, you crack me up!

    If I was in Perth I would seriously unbusy and unpyjama just to come along to the Opal and find out what other new words you can teach me.
    Hope you get lots of undoughheads joining you for wedges of sweet somethings that make you moan a little with every bite!

    Thanks for dropping in – it feels like ages since we’ve seen you and it is great to have you back :)
    Jayne

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    Jexley
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    It HAS been ages! So long, in fact, that I fear I’m no longer the resident Web Marketing expert. I’ll have to hop back on here and start bragging again… heh.

    I’m really looking forward to more of these meetups too, though I don’t reckon you’d want to learn some of my new words… okay, maybe.

    Cheers!

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    what other new words you can teach me.

    And Jayne — you’re a native speaker. Can you imagine how much
    I’M LEARNING??

    :)

    Northbridge — unfortunately too far away …

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    Hey,
    I agree networking is an important chunk of business development activities but seriously I’ve attended 10 events in the past 2 months and have met mostly financial planners and accountants!
    Totally inappropriate for my business.

    Ok, so some of the people I have met told me they would refer my business to their contacts but chances are this won’t generate much of any business.

    So I’m going to be a little more selective in future about what I attend, and try to find out a little bit more abbout the group itself before I put my name down.
    Cheers

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    Jexley
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    @Nat – The last two I’ve been at have been a great blend. Me (web marketing with web designer/developer background), a guy who does Accounts Management, a kickass (and value-oriented) web designer, an awesome bloke who’s created his own website system, a freelance business consultant and a graphic designer.

    Kind of wondering what kind of folks you’ve been hanging with…

    Lemme just say this, I’ll make it worth your while if by no other means than telling you the story about the time Mel Gibson bought the ranch I worked at in Montana and I mooned him.

    Or I’ll teach you how to optimise the sh*t outta your website! What is it you do anyway?

    Coffee, Cake, nekkid butt stories… need I say more?

    REALLY hope you can make it, and lemme know if you’re thinking of it so I can plan for it.

    Cheers,

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    Is there room for another web marketing person?! I really need to get out of the house more!

    Karen

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    Astrid, post: 37626 wrote:
    And Jayne — you’re a native speaker. Can you imagine how much I’M LEARNING??
    :)

    Astrid, I even caught myself saying to someone yesterday afternoon “I’ll just un-Ugg boot and then I’ll get in the car”. I think Jexley-speak has “un”limited potential!

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    Jexley
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    BlueCherry, post: 37698 wrote:
    Is there room for another web marketing person?! I really need to get out of the house more!

    Karen
    GAH! Um Karen… Adrian requested that I put your name in the next batch of email invites… and I forgot.

    So, you know how you’re asking if there’s room? Yeah, you’re supposed to be invited already.

    Heh, sorry about that.

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    FS Concierge, post: 37706 wrote:
    Astrid, I even caught myself saying to someone yesterday afternoon “I’ll just un-Ugg boot and then I’ll get in the car”. I think Jexley-speak has “un”limited potential!
    Ainchoo sweet!

    And easy to impress.

    I haven’t even busted out the two and three word combinations for exclamations of goodness:
    Wickedawesomecool – Means its really neat.
    Badassinest – Can’t be beat.
    Ninjapimp – Best in field.
    Bitchinfreakyslick – Haven’t seen anything cooler than that in a year.

    Or variations as such. “I just finished a website that’s so badasswickedbitchinpimpslick you’ll want it to introduce it to your sister next time she’s in town.”

    I should start trademarking these…

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    Hmmm, I think some of those should come with a warning so that the non-native English speakers know not to drop them into polite conversation!

    Jexley wrote:
    And easy to impress

    Yep – extremely, especially when it comes to expanding my vocab!

    Have a wickedawesomecool weekend!
    Jayne

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    Its OK for you younguns,but I love the way many Aussies string a few words together to make a word. “didyabringyagrogalong’ which we oldies can understand ‘wickedawsomecool” I think I can grasp “badassinest’ start to get a little lost ‘Bitchinfreakyslick’ would not have a clue.

    However I find it interesting that you can communicate with others using these fasinating words.

    Are ther more we should know about?

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    Astrid
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    *giggle*

    Thanks, Jayne .. after 10 years in AUS the naughty bits aren’t a problem anymore …

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    Burgo, post: 37786 wrote:
    Are there more we should know about?

    Well, let’s see Patrick, I do know this one bloke who calls his missus Shewhomustbe…

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