Total Networking Event - 'Show & Tell'

Show & Tell - "You are what you don't say"

This is our keynote monthly networking opportunity, hosted by Tony Lee (GIGER MEDIA) and this month we are pleased to announce an all new format - Show & Tell.

Non-verbal communication is just as important as the spoken word. We all make decisions based on visual perception.

The object of this exercise is to see how other people perceive your business, products or services, by simply presenting them with an object of your choice. Be it subtle, wacky or serious, the item you bring should be something you think people would or could associate with your business, which explains either:

a. What your business does, or

b. What you want people to think about your business, or

c. Why someone should buy from you.

Obvious examples might include a calculator (accountants), a lens (photographer), or slightly off beat a large cut out keyword or shape relating to your business name or product. The choice is yours.

We will ask you to:

1. Introduce yourself by name and business only, and which option from above your object represents.

2. Show us the item you have brought with you.

3. The audience will then be asked to Tell us what it means.

The best 'presentation' will be selected to give a more complete pitch of their business at the end of the networking.

Evening Agenda:

6.30 - 7.00: Registration and free networking (coffee)

7.00 - 7.10: Welcome and intro

7.10 - 7.45: ROUND ONE - Show & Tell

7.45 - 8.15: The Meeting Venue Uber Buffet!

8.15 - 8.50: ROUND TWO - Show & Tell

8.50 - 9.00: Close and free networking

 

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  • Julia McGinn

    Loved the show and tell format. Fun, relaxing and informatitive (about my company as well as others). It's great to see how we think other people perceive what we do.

    1 · May 9

  • Bernard Carey

    I've just added a comment to the LinkedIn Discussion for last nights meeting. Did you know there are 83 members here, where we actually book for meetings, but the LinkedIn Group has 112, so there's almost 30 additional people that could read the LinkedIn page. In fact it's probably more because there is bound to be at least one person on this membership list who isn't on LinkedIn yet.
    So lets tell that other 30 + people what they are missing by not coming to our meetings!

    Having come 2nd for memorability last night, I hope it went further and some of you took something useful away from my 2 minutes of fame.
    :-)

    May 9

  • Thea Hood

    Very enjoyable and memorable evening, with an interesting selection of props! Even some invisible, and some living...thank you to all who participated.

    May 9

  • Paul Clayton

    After a long day I was really impressed as to how everybody bought into the theme of the evening. Excellent meeting

    1 · May 9

  • Amie-Leigh Claricoats

    Absolutely fantastic. It's always great to try different types of networking & the show & tell went down a treat quite literally in some cases!

    May 8

  • Tony Lee

    Well done everyone - you really got in to the spirit of things tonight, and there were some very inventive 'shows' this evening. Quite liked the instantly sad-to-happy laptop, the invisible coffin, and the cakes! If you weren't there tonight you missed a great event.

    May 8

  • David Charles

    Show and Tell was an excellent format superbly presented by Mr Tony Lee from Giger Media. It was great fun with an important message. The fact that I was the third most memorable business was A BIG BONUS. Thanks to the development team and everyone there for making it a really good night.

    1 · May 8

  • Joe Caneen

    Quite enjoyable and fun event with a bunch of good, friendly people. Each Total Networking Event is completely different, creative and engaging, unlike some other groups that have the same format every meeting.

    1 · May 8

    • Darren Joint

      Thanks for the feedback Joe. We haven't run out of new ideas yet so watch this space for news about next month's format...

      May 8

  • Brigitte Peach

    A very lively meeting underpinning the importance of good pitching.

    May 8

    • Darren Joint

      Thanks Brigitte, really nice to see you, hope you enjoyed new TN enough to come and see us again next month?

      May 8

  • Bernard Carey

    A very novel idea, simple yet effective. it told a few tales about our communication with potential clients and also with our potential marketeers, our networking colleagues.

    1 · May 8

  • Michelle Jones

    Show and tell packed, some very confused faces in the office!

    1 · May 8

  • Hilary Sharpe

    Well, it is official, I had a 'senior moment'! If only I had looked at the page carefully I would have seen the date and time at the top. See you all at 6p.m.

    May 8

  • Hilary Sharpe

    Am I having a 'senior moment' or do I really remember something about the meeting starting at 6p.m.???!!!!

    May 8

  • Suzanne Lewthwaite

    Really sorry not to be able to make tomorrow's meeting but I'm sure it will be great. Hopefully will make the June one providing it doesn't clash with our holiday! Wishing everyone a great evening and look forward to catching up with you all soon

    May 7

  • Quame Young

    OMG! I'm in Ghana and I don't think I can make it to this event. I hope to get updates afterwards.

    May 7

  • Hilary Sharpe

    I have my 'show and tell' with all it's many faces!

    1 · May 3

  • Paul Clayton

    What have i let myself in for?!?!?!

    1 · May 3

  • Darren Joint

    I've got my show and tell object - and it comes with me almost wherever I go... what could it be?

    May 3

  • Amie-Leigh Claricoats

    Spending the next half hour routing round my office to find something to bring... this could be a challenge!

    1 · May 3

    • Tony Lee

      I think this will be a very interesting event Amie-Leigh... keep looking.!

      May 3

  • Bernard Carey

    Does it have to be 'One' item, or could it be two, to illustrate the breadth, or depth of the business?

    April 29

    • Darren Joint

      Berni - If you think 2 things better illustrate your point - then bring them on!

      April 29

  • Mike Cockfield

    People have a hard enough time understanding what we do, at the best of times. It's going to be a challenge! ;-)

    1 · April 29

  • Hilary Sharpe

    Thanks to all involved in arranging the meeting last night - 16th April. This was my first meeting and I found people were very friendly, welcoming and you had two good speakers. The refreshments were also very good, which after a long day certainly helps! I look forward to the next meeting.

    April 17, 2013

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