Long Table Business
Our Member’s Voice
I have been running my own business for over 10 years and have done my fair share of networking. In that time I have been a member of many groups and attended many networking events.
One thing I have learned is that to get the maximum benefit from any is to be selective about those to participate in.
This is why I have chosen the SGLBA’s Long Table Business forum to be one of the few groups I have committed to.
Not only is it an amazingly diverse community but it is a great platform to really get to know your fellow members, the businesses they run and are passionate about.
I love that it is an environment that has multiple opportunity to support its members – starting from the Long Table Forums and extending to many other events on their agenda throughout the year.
Tiz Porreca – Event Strategist, Ajunjo
SGLBA Networker Member
SLGBA has a great, regular networking group exclusively or its “network” and “business” members every second Wednesday morning throughout the year. Long Table Business is a breakfast get-together that goes from 7:30am to 8:45am-ish in a private boardroom provided by one of the members in the Sydney CBD.
Who attends, and why?
This meeting is a great opportunity to see, hear, and learn about the wide range of very professional and beneficial skills that are within our community. You will get a wider education for certain!
It combines an opportunity to promote your own product and services with knowledge sharing amongst the group. It is a safe space to mix with the Community and to participate in a positive way. The group itself is relaxed, supportive, fun and inclusive and where all members of the Community are welcome.
If accountability is what you need, the group can provide that; if you need a sales and marketing focus, the group can arrange that too; if it’s a support network, the group is there for you.
As well as getting known in the Community, you’ll be able to hone your business skills in presenting and negotiating. There is always something to be learnt from the other members. If there isn’t someone already in the group to help you with your issue, we’ll get them in – because your issue or need is probably not unique and we almost guarantee that there will be someone else going through what you are.
The meetings include a presentation on a topic that is agreed to in advance by the group and presented by a member or a subject matter expert guest.
You lose nothing by coming along to a meeting. You can trial it for two meetings, and after that, as long as you are a Networker or Business Member, the meetings are free for you to attend. Give it a try.
To book in your attendance, contact the group’s Convenor – Christopher Brooks, who can let you know when and where the next meeting will be held.
Long Table Business Format
7.00 – Gather in Green Bean Espresso 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
7.30 – Lift to Helm Advisory 16th Floor, 60 Carrington Street, Sydney and settle in to boardroom
7.40 – Individual 60 second elevator pitch
8.00 – Presentation of day’s topic
8.10 – Discussion time around topic
8.35 – SGLBA & Member Notices
8.45 – Close
NOTE: Meet in the cafe between 7:00am – 7:30am from where you’ll be collected and guided to 60 Carrington Street. Feel free to pick up a drink and / or bite to eat to bring with you!
Long Table Business Rules of Engagement
Participants must be paid-up Networking members of the SGLBA and attend regularly
One profession/speciality in the group
Participate, contribute to discussion, and meet with LongTable colleagues to fully understand their business
Actively participate in attracting new members to the group from time-to-time
Where possible you should attend Long Table Canapés and the SGLBA Annual General Meeting
These meetings are facilitated by SGLBA members or guests, and cover topics nominated by group members. Facilitators vary from time-to-time.
Date, venue & cost information
Date: Every second Wednesday. Gather at the cafe before heading up to the venue as a group.
Venue: With thanks to Stephen Hathway courtesy of Helm Advisory
Level 16, 60 Carrington Street, Sydney
Cost: Attendance to the sessions is free, as part of SGLBA Networker or Business member’s investment in their business.
Want to know more?
If you’re interested in facilitating, or joining the group, please contact Christopher Brooks, Long Table Business group leader.