A Typical TBA Meeting Agenda
Below is a brief overview of what to expect at a normal meeting:
6:45 – 7:00 | Arrival
Arrive, book in and place your breakfast order. Choices are Full English or Continental. Grab a tea or coffee and meet members and other guests for informal networking.
7:00 – 7:05 | Introduction
Sit down at table and welcome from the chairman. Introduction to the group, key people within the group and explain the format of the meeting.
7:05 – 7:30 | 60 Second Slot
Each member and visitor spends 60 seconds briefly educating other members and visitors about their business, the service or products they offer, how the members can help them and what sort of referrals they are looking for. During this the box containing members’ business card will be circulated for members and visitors to take cards that they need and for members to top up the box. Visitors will also be encouraged to pass round their own cards so remember to bring plenty with you.
7:30 – 7:45 | Breakfast
Breakfast is served and more informal networking is continued across the table.
7:45 – 8:05 | Member’s Business Presentation
One member each week is given an opportunity to present a more detailed overview of their business. This is followed by any questions that members or visitors may have. The member also brings a prize which is presented at the end of the meeting to whoever’s referral from the day is drawn at random.
8:05 – 8:20 | Any Other Business
Keeping everybody up to date with the number of opportunities that have been passed between us, the amount of declared business that has been done, checking that referrals have been followed up, announcing and discussing any changes in the association and any planned events.
8:20 – 8:30 | Contributions
This is where everybody at the meeting gets the chance to give out qualified business referrals and testimonials and to make positive comments about the meeting.
8:30 | Meeting Close