TableCrowd: January Dinner

The Old Bicycle Shop, 104 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP

  • Date 23 Jan 2019
  • Time 18:45 - 21:45
  • Location The Old Bicycle Shop, 104 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP

Tickets are £67 per person which includes a 2 course dinner served with either 2 soft drinks or a glass of wine.


At this event you will dine with a leading business journalist and learn how to secure press coverage for your business.

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a chance to meet… 

Mike Scialom is a leading business journalist, who currently works on the business desk at the Cambridge Independent. A former regional daily journalist, Mike has also written a book, ‘Press-Ganged: Journalism’s shaky start to the Digital Age’ which offers a personal take on how practices changed during his 20 year career at the Cambridge News. Mike started out as an entrepreneur, co-founding a business that achieved an AIM listing, so understands things from both sides of the table. Mike will be sharing all on securing press coverage for your business.

This dinner is perfect for…

Business owners and CEOs and management level. 
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at [email protected] to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly! 

The dinner conversation will be…

Mike is keen to pass on his experience and knowledge of finding and writing interesting business worthy stories and will share all on: 
✓ Securing press coverage for your business - what makes for an interesting story. 
✓ Identifying the human interest story in your business. 
✓ How to successfully approach a journalist about your story. 
✓ What not to do when seeking to gain media coverage. 
Expect to hear from Mike on what it takes to get your business covered in the news, to leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business, as well as the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Mike Scialom?

Mike Scialom is a leading regional journalist, who works on the Business desk at the Cambridge Independent. Mike Scialom runs Cambridge Open Media, with projects including PaperClick, a last-moment payment model for journalistic content online. Mike has also written a book, ‘Press-Ganged: Journalism’s shaky start to the Digital Age’. Mike Scialom previously worked at Cambridge News for 20 years. Before becoming a journalist, he co-founded a computer games start-up which went on to achieve an AIM listing.

 

What’s included?

You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.

Most people buy a package of 3 dinners, which works out at £47 per dinner. You can choose this option when you check out. 

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #MeetandEat.

Host

One of the TableCrowd team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you. The Ambassador and host for our Cambridge Community is Maria Marklove, a copywriter and high performance coach. Proud to partner with CW (Cambridge Wireless). For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at [email protected]

Speaker

Mike Scialom is a leading regional journalist, who works on the Business desk at the Cambridge Independent. Mike Scialom runs Cambridge Open Media, with projects including PaperClick, a last-moment payment model for journalistic content online. Mike has also written a book, ‘Press-Ganged: Journalism’s shaky start to the Digital Age’, which is available on Amazon. Mike Scialom worked at Cambridge News for 20 years, becoming Motoring Editor for the daily paper and Business Writer for Cambridge Business magazine which, following its launch in 2009, won a hat trick of Santander Financial Media awards for SME/Enterprise Magazine of the Year. Mike also worked for Future Publishing soon after it was started by TED curator Chris Anderson and, before becoming a journalist, co-founded a computer games start-up which went on to achieve an AIM listing. Mike Scialom was born in London and schooled at Aldenham School in Hertfordshire.

Menu

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

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