Face to face/ Online Business Networking Structure

What is the structure of face to face/ online business networking events?

Our face to face and online business networking events are split into 2 main parts – Optional Educational Seminar and the main face to face/ online business networking event

Educational Seminar (optional to main event attendees)

Our Educational seminar  runs 10.15-11.30 – Join our ZOOM call and chat with other attendees before we start promptly at 10.30.

When meeting face to face we invite you to network over teas and coffees from 10.00 to 10.30 and then head into the seminar.

Face to face/ Online Business Networking Events- main event

Our face to face and online business networking events have distinct and well managed approaches to networking;

Face to face

11.30-12.00 Reception drinks and open networking 

OR

11.55-12:05  Join Main event ZOOM call/ Take your seat at our pre planned tables

When online, You will enter the waiting room and we will manage you into the event ensuring your security and making sure everyone planned into break out rooms are present.

When face to face we take our seats at 12 prompt.

12.10  Welcome and general rules for face to face and online business networking- our way.

Tracy will remind everyone how we come together to connect, to listen, to learn and share ideas, advice and connections.

12.10 -1.15 Face to face table networking/Online business networking in breakout rooms 

This is the main part of our face to face or online business networking events where we cluster you into small groups to get to know each other and network.

Every table or break out room is crafted to ensure while you are online business networking you are meeting;

  • people where there is collaboration or referral opportunities
  • people you could do Business with directly – maybe not now – but in the future
  • high quality providers of services and products for your business and personal needs
  • a diverse group of leaders with experience, advice and insights.

Everyone has a chance to present their business to the other diverse senior leaders.  Why not take a look at our helpful blog post that helps you craft your best 2 min talk for business networking events. The elevator pitch – 2 minute table talk

1:20-1:50 – Announcements, Updates, testimonials and current situation updates

Here is where we share useful intel, announcements and opportunities to learn.We love cheerleading out members so we share all the thank you’s, testimonials and award winners. We also share updates on how to access grants and finance – how to save, how to innovate and learn – and of course how we can all support our members charities.

1:50-2pm – After Lunch speaker and close of business networking events.

We sometimes enjoy a brief 5 minute after lunch speaker – a member sharing advice, Business updates, or simply share a compelling vignette.

Our business networking group works best face to face – the buzz cannot be beaten. That said our online approach when needed works really effectively, and helped sustain our members and guests when restrictions were imposed. Despite those we know our online approach really helped the quality of conversations and inclusivity at events.

The quality and depth of relationships, connections and business being done continues to shine a beacon of hope on our small business community.