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Thanks for being part of the Expat Republic family (http://www.expatrepublic.com/)! With events running across The Netherlands you're bound to find some really cool folks you can connect with. We hold various events on a regular basis aimed at bringing people together and having good old fashion fun. Please let us know if you'd like to be an event host or organizer: http://www.expatrepublic.com/contact/

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How to Run the Most Effective Meetings and Workshops of your Career!

If you run workshops or hold meetings on a regular basis then oh boy do we have something for you... As you may have experienced, any kind of meeting that involves bringing a group of people together, such as, planning meetings, brainstorming sessions or workshops can often be stressful, de-motivating, and outcome-less. Good news, we have a solution to change that. In this FREE webinar we’ll discuss the tangible and repeatable tactics that you too can use to make your meetings and workshops orders of magnitude more effective and actually FUN!. Some of our clients which have used our techniques (to name a few) • LEGO • Netflix • Twitter • Slack • Mercedes Benz • N26 • Lyft • AirBnB • Salesforce • GE • Western Digital • Adidas • Hewlett Packard • Zalando • Lufthansa WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • How to prioritize the right ideas without wasting time • How to turn disparate ideas into a cohesive concept • How to ideate without endless discussion • How to accelerate the process • How to run the best workshops and meetings of your life WHO IS THIS FOR: • Managers of all kinds • Company founders • Product Owners • Coaches & Trainers Register via: http://bit.ly/2wARoXi About AJ & Smart In 2011, Irishman Jonathan Courtney and Aussie Michael Smart founded AJ&Smart with the philosophy "Solve Problems, then Decorate." As the antithesis of the traditional Design Agency, AJ&Smart has been lean and digital from day one. AJ&Smart is dedicated to creating the best products and services, without wasting your time or budget.

Salsa dance
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Ola everybody, is anyone interested in getting together for Salsa dance lessons and/ or Salsa dance nights? Groetjes, Natalia

Expat Fitness/ Sports
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Too many hours behind the computer? and not enough physical activity? declining condition and extra kilos? looking for a healthy alternative way to socialize with other expats outside of the bar? I'm interested in hearing from other expats interested in getting togther on a regular basis to train (cardio-strength) or play sports. Please email me with interests and an indication of the time period(s) that are convient for you so that I can begin to set up some new activities.

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