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710, 2019

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO, October 2019

Hi my vibrant Venusians, Happy October! So... daylight saving has kicked in and the good news is Summer isn’t too far away – yay! The bad news is Xmas and 2020 is just around the corner. I went into a shop the other day to be confronted by Xmas decoration – I actually found it very, well, confronting and just a little disturbing! 2019 seems to have gone past a lot quicker than 2018 – how does that happen? I’ve just got back from a ten day holiday in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef, the days were bright, sunny and the water was warm. I love the feeling of the warm breeze and I’m looking forward to a stunning 2019/2020 summer - [...]

2808, 2019

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO, September 2019

Hi my vibrant Venusians, another month bites the dust – September is racing towards us and I’ve even heard a few people mention that dreaded word ‘Christmas’! Eek! We’ve also had the worst of winter come through in the last month – at least my boots and faux fur jacket have had a good outing this year. Still can’t wait for summer – that’s definitely my favourite season of the year. Life seems harder somehow during winter and soooo much easier in summer – right? So what have I been up to since you heard from me? I feel like I’ve spent a lot of this year slaving over a hot laptop – my goal for the next three months is to get out [...]

1707, 2019

Newsletter from Carolyn Banks, CEO, July 2019

Hi my vibrant Venusians, phew, where has the year gone, seriously it was April then July and school holidays again! Winter has pretty much set in around the country but I just like to think that makes summer a little bit closer – wishful thinking for this summer girl! So what have I been up to since you heard from me? Well, firstly apologies it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me but Venus, as you know is now a registered charity and I made a decision earlier this year to bring in a Loyalty Plan and some more payment plan options for our members, that has taken a lot of time and work to get to the stage where we’ve been able [...]

You have questions? We have answers.

Here are some of the most common questions asked by members

It’s a one-on-one intentional business that you have with another Venus woman. It’s how women will get to know you, and how you get to know them. We recommend you have at least one RAVE a week until you’ve met everyone in your group. We also encourage you to use a RAVE form – you can find these in your member handbook.
Approach a member after a meeting or give her a call and ask her to have a RAVE with you. Simple as that. Remember, every woman in Venus wants to grow her network so she’ll most likely be very keen to meet. Some women have lots of RAVE’s already booked in so they may need to book you in, in a few weeks.
Yes, you can, as long as there is not a member representing the same profession as you. If you’re keen to visiting a group please email your Regional Manager (her contact details are here). She’ll make sure there are no profession cross overs, make sure there is space to visit and will organise one for you. These are free and an amazing way to grow your network, meet more Venusians and have more women meet you.
A Power RAVE is a meeting with your Regional Manager and ITS ALL ABOUT YOU!

First and foremost its free, but its also a really good way to make sure you maximise the investment you’ve made in your membership. Your Regional Manager is aware of the membership in the region and can ‘matchmake’ introductions for you to other businesswomen you are may be able to work alongside. She is the one that has the introductory conversations with each and every member so has a good understanding of who our members are. Additionally she knows the resources available, not only within the region, but nationally within Venus as well. To book a Power RAVE please call your Regional Manager.

These free two hour workshops are run every quarter in each region. Please check out our events page for specific dates and times. To register please contact your Regional Manager.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Venus; how we live, how we work and how we serve the New Zealand business community. Our culture provides a foundation to achieve our purpose: to empower New Zealand women to thrive. They include:

COMPASSIONATE HONESTY
GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT
LIVING WITH INTEGRITY
ACTING LOVINGLY AND WITH RESPECT
COLLABORATION AND GROWTH

You can read how our we commit our actions to living these values here. 

These will be launching around each region over 2016. The purpose of them is to foster business within Venus and outside of Venus. We’re living our value of collaboration and mixing it with our philosophy of abundance. It’s taking what we do in our group meetings to the next level of pro-activity and accountability. These are for women who are in similar fields and professions, working with similar clients. They involve a facilitated quarterly get together to brainstorm about how they can help one another and foster business. Women must be members of a Venus Networking Group to attend one of these gatherings.
From events, training, Academy courses and building your network, there is always plenty happening. Regular newsletters keep you updated as well as our Facebook page and groups. You are always welcome to ask any questions or tell us your suggestions. Visit the contact page here.
You can network with any Venus member by RAVEing. Even if you do not live nearby you can RAVE by Skype or phone.
When you become a member you will be given a log in to the members area and your profile. Here you can upload photos, link to your social networks and wesbite. You can be quite creative; add testimonials, recommendations, offers and lots more. Take a look at other members profiles in the group directory list.
Read more about advertising opportunities on the Venus Magazine page. 

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