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Below you will find just some of the many supportive comments we receive.
If you have been to any of our networking events, we welcome your feedback.


Laughter WorkshopThanks so much for inviting us to attend the recent workshop – a day full of surprises and wonderful connections and lots of learning.
“I have to eat humble pie and say I didn’t expect to learn much at your Sexy Communicator Workshop. I’ve done LOADS of speaker training, am an award winning Toastmaster, and thought you’d have little value to add. BOY, was I wrong. I learned so much in the short time we had together. You really disrupted my thinking about presenting. The penny has finally dropped. You showed me, eloquently, how to sell the hole, not the drill! Powerful stuff. Thankyou!”
Meredith Yardley
LaughterWorx – Serious about your success
Author, Blogger, Laughter Yogi, Wellness Change Agent


Brett TestimonialA big thank you for this morning’s meeting. Nice to see such a diverse group and meet some new and interesting people. I appreciate the opportunity very much.
Love the food, the venue, would be great to have a bigger space but the questions is where! Great to hear useful info from the presenters as always. Thank you for what you do. I love it!
Cheers, Brett


Kerrie WebbMy feedback for this past week’s breakfast is very positive. It was a lovely group of people with interesting roles in the community and the speakers were great with relevant and detailed information. They showed passion for what they did and genuine interest to support others in their business.
The food was lovely and felt nourishing, so all in all, a great breakfast meeting with no suggestions on improvement.
Warm regards
Kerrie Cox
Healthy Living Inspirations
Psychology of Eating Practitioner
Mind Body Nutrition Coach
www.truebodyconnection.com


Mullum MacHeidi and I have been looking at our return on advertising, and it is clear, our membership with Byron and Beyond Networking is by far the most efficient form of advertising and giving us the greatest ROI on our dollar. To the level that a fellow BBN member has visited us today and purchased a computer from us, on the back of my 1 minute elevator pitch at breakfast.
Thanks, Shane Robins
Mullum Mac
mullummac.com


Thanks RoseMarie – I thought Sally was a wonderful presenter and the lunch was delicious.
Warm wishes,
Edwina Johnson
Director, Byron Writers Festival
W. byronwritersfestival.com


ankyaWhat a great breakfast gathering this morning. I so enjoyed Christina’s talk – and found it totally inspiring! Wouldn’t it be great if we could get more of her for a day’s workshop at Jemima’s next year! Just saying…… so much wonderful information. Great to See Felicity again – we lunched together at the beach cafe with Melanie and Mary-Anne who also did the Artists Way Course. We were buzzing with great sharings and information!! And I enjoyed meeting Louise and Richard too. Fabulous. Went right out and bought Louise’s book… have had in my mind for so long to Walk the Camino for my 70th birthday! Maybe now I actually will. So thank you so much for making all of this possible and facilitating our wonderful friendly family events.
Love, Ankya Klay xx
Transformational Photography Experience where together we capture the Essence of You
Cell: +61 409 060 198
Skype: ankyaklay


Niki Joseph
It’s always so lovely to go to the breakfasts and RoseMarie and Arnold always seat me next to such interesting people!

Working from home can be wonderful but it can be really isolating so it’s really good to get out and meet likeminded people.

Excellent work.

Niki Joseph
EFL author, teacher trainer
www.eflwriter.com


Of all the networking groups I’ve attended I have found the most like minded and genuine support at Byron and Beyond networking group. Not only was I warmly welcomed and included right from the first moment but I was thrilled to be asked to come back as a speaker. My business has directly benefited from the contact I’ve had there but more importantly, I feel I’ve made personal friendships that will last a long time. Thank you Rosemarie and Arnold for the support you give to small business!
Felicity O’Çonnor Art


20150423_074025It’s been a pleasure taking care of your networking group all year…
And thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement!
We look forward to a bigger and better 2016.
Anastasi Foukkare
Gallery Cafe, Ballina


Geraldine In Favourite Hat KBGood People, Good Food, Good Business
Networking becomes a simple pleasure, not a tedious hardsell, with Rosemarie and Arnold Toynbee’s Byron & Beyond intimate business breakfasts. It’s an easy way to meet other diverse and fascinating local business owners over fried egg and spinach, glean insightful tips from thoughtful speakers and gain new friends and business contacts. Come on, get out of your office and book early or you’ll miss out like I just did!
Geraldine Barkworth
Calm Coach For Public Speakers
www.goddessofpublicspeaking.com.au


Caroline Meehan Heartfelt HomesMore Heartfelt thanks to Rosemarie and Arnold of Byron-and-Beyond-Networking for their continued support of Heartfelt Homes.

Not only do they keep out local business community connected with their fab networking breakfasts, they really care about our community and giving back. Your kind donations are helping families through their toughest times. Thank you
Caroline Meehan – Heartfelt Homes


Azriel Testimonial
Thanks for having me as a presenter.
Once again it was a fantastic group of people, loved meeting everyone.

I’m so glad unsplash is going to work for you, great to save on photos!

Very much looking forward to helping you out with some writing or editing!

Azriel ReShal


Counsellor Helen LarkeyI joined Byron and Beyond Networking in 2012 after moving to Bangalow and only knowing one person. At my first breakfast meeting I was very warmly welcomed by Arnold and Rosemarie.
Now I have met some lovely people who have helped my business grow by referring clients to me.
Delicious breakfasts, wonderful locations and lovely interesting people. I thoroughly recommend Byron and Beyond to anyone wishing to make contacts and grow their business.
Thank you Rosemarie and Arnold for making this possible.
Helen Larkey – Reconnect Counselling.
www.helenlarkey.com


Trudy JohnstonNot only has Byron and Beyond Networking rocket-charged my business but it’s filled my address book with so many wonderful new friends.

These mornings are truly wonderful opportunities to meet enterprising people.

Beautiful breakfasts, fabulous people and amazing new opportunities – thank you BNB for everything you’ve done for our businesses!

Trudy Johnston | director
vim & zest communications
po box 1902 byron bay nsw 2481
+ 61 2 6685 4162 | 0402 485 902 | s: trudyljohnston
www.vimandzest.com


Prue BlennerhassettI have made wonderful friends through Byron and Beyond Networking; it’s such a lovely group of people that gathers for these events. Not only that, I’d say that the majority of clients that I am currently working with are a direct result of Byron and Beyond Networking.

The networking breakfasts and other events are classy and sophisticated yet comfortable and grounded. I can’t recommend these events highly enough for someone wanting to make new connections or gain inspiration in their business and life.

Prue Blennerhassett
Of Service / Helping your business run smoothly
www.ofsevice.org


Bronwyn ChandlerI started attending the Ballina group of Byron and Beyond networking late 2013, the reasoning behind this was that I wanted to develop my personal skills by getting outside of my comfort zone, meeting new people and developing my professional skill set. To be honest I was scared going to an event where you don’t know a single person can be very daunting.

But this was the best step I could have ever made, each member of the group made me feel welcome, included and interested in my need to develop, there is no agenda political or non political just everyday people working on their business not just in their business. I have continued to attend all of the Ballina events and have started spreading my wings and attending some of the other areas as well. When I leave these networking events I feel motivated and on fire ready to conquer my world.

A big thank you to Rosemarie and Arnold, what a great job.

Bronwyn Chandler
Greater Building Society – Branch Manager
T:0266863637 | M:0427123436


Greater Building SocietyHello Rosemarie, It was lovely to meet you on yesterday at your Networking breakfast meeting. Congratulations on an amazing Networking group, I really enjoyed it.
Warm regards, Lynn Mangovski
Networking Development Manager, Greater Building Society, Newcastle


Gina McMasterTestimonial from Gina McMaster who with Dean Atkins presented for us at The Gallery Cafe Ballina in April about “managing workplace bullying”.

Mentioned that she loved that it turned out to be such an interactive session and people were passionate about the topic. It reinforces for me

that I am heading in the right direction professionally. Dean and I would not have teamed up to make this offering to local people if it

weren’t for what you have created. So thank you so much.

Gina McMaster.
Psychologist
www.ginamcmaster.com


Sue Halkins cropped I am starting the workshop for 12 weeks with Adrian Hanks today! Really enjoying meeting new interesting people doing fantastic things in our community.
Thank you for providing the space so beautifully!
Have a lovely day,
Sue Halkins – Yoga Health Retreats, Byron Bay & Bali


Peta Atkins Byron BayRosemarie and Arnold’s commitment to bringing local people together is inspiring. With their warm hearts and generous nature, Byron and Beyond Networking has allowed me to flow into the community at a pace that is workable and enjoyable.
Keep up the fantastic efforts!
Peta Atkins – SCCU, Byron Bay


Lois Kelly
Merry Xmas to you both!
Rosemarie, you do such a wonderful job. Have a fantastic time in London – it will be so nice to have a white Xmas!
Love from Lois Kelly


Julia Kalytis
Dear Rosemarie,
I can’t thank you and Arnold enough! All exposure is good exposure and the networking breakfasts serve such a great purpose in supporting us all in our various endeavours. What a great contribution you are making to the region…
Warmest regards, and thanks again.
Julia Kalytis – Shiatsu Essentials


Hi Rosemarie, Thanks once again for the wonderful morning. It really was enjoyable and a great atmosphere. Certainly no other networking event comes close; fantastically organised. You and Arnold should be very proud.

Shelley Honeychurch – Principal Business Consultant at Thexton Armstrong Honeychurch


Hi Rosemarie, Thank you so much for enabling me to be a part of such a wonderful experience this morning. Geraldine’s talk was so inspiring and timely for me as I do shrink from having to speak publicly. It was a very positive, supportive place to find myself in and it is a fantastic way for people to help share their unique skills.

Yvette Conners – Nia Dancing


Hi Rosemarie, How wonderful to meet you this morning. Thank you for creating such a wonderful event. I was thrilled with the response to me and very excited about the connections I made. How appropriate that I won the photography gift certificate. That is extremely helpful and much appreciated. Thank you once again.

Brett McDonald – Sold by Design


Dear Rosemarie and Arnold,
You have been a fantastic force for good and for community.
Thank you, highest regards
Colin George


You are a true gem, lovely Rosemarie! Thank you for your contribution to business and to the enjoyment of life in this area: we all appreciate you and your efforts!
And isn’t kindness just the best value to aspire to? Thanks for the inspiration to include that in my daily dealings – beginning with myself, of course!
Blessings, BettJoy Alley


Thank you for all your great organising!
Thanks, Caitlin x


There is always a warmth present at Rosemarie and Arnold’s events, consistent with the speakers’ subject on positive culture in a work environment.
Rosemarie and Arnold make their attendees most welcome and are genuinely good people that seek to help.
Their events run close to time which is crisply professional and of course, to start the day at the absolutely superb setting at Victoria’s almost guarantees a successful and happy day.

Best wishes, Mark Young
Business Development Manager


Thank you for having me at the function this morning. I thought the way you and Arnold ran it was a great tribute to you both. Very smooth, happy and an environment where people couldn’t help but engage each other. Congratulations on what you have established.
Thank you again for today, Ian


Media Exposure

Here is an article from the Bangalow Heartbeat.

Here is a recording of Phil Daly from Bay FM’s Byron Business Radio Show interviewing Rosemarie Toynbee. Please click here to listen.