Trainer Talk Live



2020 dates for your diary

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Attention Freelance & Independent Trainers

Do you want to:

  • Get more clients, grow your business and make it more profitable?
  • Get answers and solutions to the biggest challenges facing you and your business?
  • Collaborate with other trainers, build relationships and create and explore new opportunities?
  • Be part of a vibrant and supportive freelance trainer community?

If you have said YES to any of these you should definitely come along to the next Trainer Talk Live Event!

Trainer Talk Live is a networking and learning event designed EXCLUSIVELY for freelance trainers. They provide you with a unique opportunity to get practical advice and safe space to talk honestly and openly about your business challenges with industry experts and other freelance trainers who have been there and done it too!

Dear Fellow Trainer,

Sharon Gaskin 

My name is Sharon Gaskin and I’m the Founder of The Trainers Training Company, the premier resource to help freelance trainers create successful and profitable training businesses.

Prior to founding The Trainers Training Company I ran my own training business for 10 years and know exactly what it’s like to experience the roller coaster life as a freelance trainer. Apart from the obvious challenge of attracting and securing work, I found personally that one of the biggest problems I faced was how to motivate myself when I was having a bad day or feeling uncertain about a decision.

When you are freelance you are on your own. Yes, there are plenty of networking events you can go to but generally they are full of people from a variety of businesses, they can sometimes be intimidating and you may also sometimes feel an obligation to say everything is wonderful when it’s not!

One of my passions is bringing freelance trainers together to learn, share and connect. Creating a sense of community is a key mission of The Trainers Training Company.

So often I hear freelance trainers say that ‘Freelance Training is a very lonely business … Well it needn’t be! Come along to Trainer Talk Live and you will get:

  • An opportunity to meet and network with other Freelance Trainers
  • Sharing ideas, information and best practice
  • Valuable and practical business advice that you can take away and implement the next day!
  • A massive boost of motivation, energy and inspiration! GUARANTEED

Can’t wait to see you there!

Kind Regards


Founder of The Trainers Training Company and Trainer Talk

P.S. If you have any questions then please contact me on 07773 370 193



10.00 Coffee and Networking

Your chance to network with other freelance trainers, catch up or make new contacts

10.30 Welcome from Sharon Gaskin

Founder of The Trainers Training Company and Trainer Talk

10.35 Guest Speakers

13.00 Lunch and Networking

14.00 Trainer Talk Business Development Clinic

Facilitated session. Your chance to get answers and solutions to your biggest business challenge, or simplest business questions. Come with a specific issue you want to see cracked and we will try and solve it for you – as a group.

16.00 Notice Board

Are you looking to get in front of a particular client and need an introduction? Do you want to get some associate work? Perhaps you have an event you want to promote? This is your opportunity to ask the group and to use our collected Trainer Talk contacts for direct help.  

16.30 Close

Your Venue

Glasshouse Lane

Woodside sits in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, just minutes from the historical town of Kenilworth. This Edwardian mansion is set within 32 acres of grounds, offering 74 bedrooms, plenty of event space, two restaurants and leisure facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court and pitch‘n’putt golf course. With its peaceful out of town location and spacious grounds, Woodside is a fantastic choice for leisure breaks, private events, exclusive weddings, distraction-free meetings and all kinds of team development days.

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Nick Horton

Sell Or Be Sold

Sell Or Be Sold focuses on the relationship between sales and marketing and how the effective execution of such key business functions has the ability to change lives.

During his speech, Nick recalls with startling clarity the defining moments that led to two multi-million pound contracts.  He shares the exact marketing strategies, presentation strategies and the audacious way that he closed one of the deals with a german car manufacturer.

If you are looking to discover tried, tested and proven ways of getting in front of key prospects and winning more business, Sell Or Be Sold will not disappoint.

About This Speaker 

The words sales and marketing are intrinsically linked.  Quite simply, one can’t live without the other.  In most cases, this also involves two departments (and possibly an agency) working together to win sales that were kick started by a marketing campaign.

Nick Horton does this stuff without departments and agencies and helps his clients win multi-million pound contracts.

He is best known for using a Rubix Cube to spearhead a marketing campaign that led to his client landing the largest prospect in their industry.  It became a multi million pound deal that he led from the marketing concept to the first order being placed.

Nick hasn’t been to the University of Sales and Marketing, he has learnt by spending 20 years on the corporate battlefield.

If you are looking to inspire a new vision and accelerate your way to new business, Nick Horton will take you on an inspirational journey that will leave you sat upright, begging for more.


Karen Cureton

Why Social Media Can Transform Your Business

In this session Karen will talk about why social media is such an essential and powerful business tool for any freelance trainer/training business owner in 2019. She’ll share her top 4 strategies for social media success – and the good news is that you’ll be able to implement these across all of your platforms!

About This Speaker

Karen CuretonI have a strong sales and marketing background with over twenty-five years both in retail and business. My corporate career peaked with a role as a Sales Director for a national Housebuilder. However, being a Sales Director didn’t fit with being a mum so left corporate world in 2008 to set up my Sales and Social Media Consultancy based near East Midlands Airport. In September 2018 I was proud to be awarded “Outstanding Woman in Professional Services” at the East Midlands Women’s awards – this was in addition to being shortlisted in the Rural Business Awards

Core services

The business now has two specific arms which cover sales and social media, within that specifically:

  • Sales Training
  • Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn training
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Strategy and planning

I now work with SME’s and on occasion larger companies offering the above services for their teams to build their skills in these areas. I am proud to have a high client retention rate and most of my clients come through referral.



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