WHAT TO EXPECT

When you attend an ABC meeting.

Your first experience of the ABC group can be as a guest, just to try it out and see if you think it will be a helpful addition to your business.

You can be assured of a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere. We keep a formal structure to the meetings in order to make the most out of the limited time available and allow every member an equal opportunity to contribute.

Plan to arrive between 8.30am and 9.00 am, the meeting will finish by 10.15am. Below is a brief overview of what to expect:

Typical Agenda

 

9.00am- 9.05am

Minutes from previous meeting

9.05am – 9.20am

Each member spends 60 seconds briefly educating other members and visitors about the service they provide and what sort of referrals they are looking for.

9.20am – 9.30am

Busisness  presentation: one member, each meeting, is given an opportunity to present a more detailed overview of their business, followed by Q&A.

9.35 am – 9.50am

Education slot: a member or guest speaker provides a focus on a particular subject or skill of relevance to the members, followed by a Q&A.

         

9.50 am - 10.00 am

Referrals: this is where each member gets the chance to give out qualified business referrals to other members and visitors.

10.00 am – 10.15 am

Any other business

We also have special meetings where we invite guest speakers to present on topics of interest to the group.

 

What to bring with you?

To make the most of your visit please bring the following with you:

Plenty of Business Cards

You will have a chance to network and pass your business cards round to all members and other visitors.

A 60 second synopsis of your business

You will also get chance to tell us what area of business you are in and how we could help you.

A bit of prior knowledge!

As you are already on this site why not take a look at our members page? You might be able to identify some potential suppliers and clients to look out for at the meeting.

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