Section Two - Meetings
Kapiti Now holds network meetings every second Thursday of the month. The event is posted on our Facebook Group page. You will also receive an email reminding you of the meeting.
GENERAL MEETING RULES
Be Kind and Courteous - We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No Hate Speech or Bullying - Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated. We do not put other members down or put them in a situation where they feel compromised or embarrassed. If you wish to challenge something, please do that in a private setting.
Respect Everyone's Privacy - Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group unless stated otherwise by the presenter or member.
ARRIVAL / MEETING GOALS
When you arrive find a seat in one of the groups (We try to keep each group to eight people). This is your networking and workshop (training) group for this event. It pays to move around and meet different people each time you come.
The meeting agenda changes from time to time but generally will follow the following format. A senior member will help keep the group on track.
Half an hour for networking (introducing yourself, your business and/or your products to the group). You have a maximum of two minutes for your presentation which is done in a casual fashion sitting down. Please respect the two minutes and do not interrupt when others are speaking unless you are supporting the speaker or providing a reference for the speaker.
One-hour workshop. Each month we will work on a new skill for all the members to master. The goal being to help us all grow and become the great networkers and marketers.
Your personal goals for each meeting should be;
Find a new networking buddy. Maybe arrange to meet for a coffee and get to know each other better. Ideally you want strong business relationships where you both can support each other and help promote each other’s businesses. You do not have to be a buddy or supporter of all members in the group.
Learn and contribute. Each month when we cover a topic please feel free to share your experience and knowledge. We all have value knowledge and can help each other. Be an active listener good communication starts with the skill to not only let others speak but to take the time to listen what they say and take on board what they are trying to tell people. When they finish talking it is a great thing if you can add to the topic with your own experience.
Finally, this is a supportive environment and is only as strong as the members within the group. If we all follow the steps above, we will create the environment we want all to succeed.