Delivering a short talk at a BSNZ Social Business Networking event is a fun an engaging way of getting your message out a wider community. Our social Meetups attract a wide range of people at all stages of the entrepreneurial journey..
Success at the event advances your brand, starts conversations for you to follow-up after the event, and gives you a chance to share your business passion with the group of like-minded business owners & professionals.
The evening runs with casual networking and discussion between group members. We get a good mix of regulars and first-timers. You can get an idea of how many people will attend by monitoring the event on Meetup. (You’ll be pretty safe to take the number registered and divide by 2). The published start time is 6:30pm, and your presentation would commence around 7:00pm. This is followed by Q&A, and more networking.
BSNZ will promote the event through our standard channels, including MeetUp, Facebook, GeniusU, Eventbrite, EventFinder, Google Events, and our Community Website as well as other event listing sites, our monthly community newsletter, and personal invitations through our business referral and connection activity.
Beyond promotion, we’ll manage the logistics of the event, coordinate resources you need, manage communications with our venue and take care of attendees before, during and after your talk.
Prepare and share a short talk on your business, passion or cause. Generally around 15-20 minutes works well. Your talk should highlight the reasons why you are committed to success in your business, who your ideal customer is, and an example of how you have successfully worked with a client.
Give enough information to generate interest in your topic and your business, and finish with a call to action to help attendees know how they can contact you and work with you or refer you to their network going forward where they see an opportunity.
Our Meetups are usually held in an open environment, you will have an audience around you in a semi-circle, standing or sitting at pub tables. We provide microphone & speaker for you but usually there are no digital presentation facilities. Bring an item of interest related to your business for show, or describe visually your work through your presentation.
Think about how people can get the maximum value from your talk, perhaps by creating a handout resource sheet, or a digital form they can access from a mobile device during or after your presentation. For more information, please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page
Generally no. If you have digital demos, videos or other digital media requirements lets talk about options to share this before the event.
Absolutely. As long as the giveaway is business relevant for your business.
Absolutely. We are all about connecting our members with valuable resources to advance their business journey. Promote away but be sure to earn the right to member attention through the value you deliver in your talk.
You can! A great way of doing this is to use an opt-in form where people can get more information about you. An A4 signup sheet at the event works well. Some members have used a digital registration from and gotten people to use their phone with a landing link or QR code.
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