Handshakes and elevator pitches

Networking was top of the agenda last night at our evening meeting with Outsourced ACC for those in the financial sector at Burnhill Business Centre on Burnhill Road, Beckenham.

From better business ‘handshakes’ to 60-second ‘elevator pitches’, guest speaker Jackie Barrie covered it all.

Jackie said: “People often ask me to help with their one-minute speeches. There are endless permutations for things to say, but the objective is always to trigger more referrals.”

Read Jackie’s article for 11 ideas to inspire you, or scroll down to the end and discover the sad truth.

The next BBA event will be an evening event on Tuesday 23 June.

Events are free for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.

BBA Evening meeting for those in the Financial Sector + Speaker

Hosted by Beckenham Business Association and Quraish Adamally of Outsourced ACC, this event on Thursday 28 May, 6.15-8.30pm at Burnhill House is specifically for professionals in the financial sector.

It’s a great opportunity for those operating in the same field to meet and build lasting business relationships to grow business.

We’re delighted to welcome local businesswoman and renowned speaker Jackie Barrie as our Guest Speaker. Jackie will show us how to harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing (aka networking). According to Jackie, networking is not selling. It’s just a way of meeting new people and making connections. Through these new working relationships, referrals and recommendations start to flow.

In this fun and interactive session, you will discover the inside secrets of why networking works, and how to get the best from it.

Not to be missed!

The event is FREE for BBA members and first-time visitors. If you’ve been before but not yet joined, the event costs just £10 on the door (though do please book in advance so we know how many to cater for).

For further details and to book, visit the EVENT BOOKING page.

Dates for the rest of 2015:

BBA meetings

  • Tuesday 23 June – evening
  • Tuesday 14 July – breakfast
  • Wednesday 23 September – evening
  • Tuesday 1 December – evening

Market on the Green (in association with Copers Cope Residents’ Association)

  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 5 December – Christmas Candle Procession

Please check our Events Calendar nearer to each date for details and booking.