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So, what happens at a typical weekly CAP meeting? Let's find out......
At CAP we believe in keeping things simple, and this is the key to our success. We use common sense and respect for fellow members rather than a set of rules to abide by. People work better together this way.
So, what might you expect at a typical CAP meeting? And what else do we offer our members besides the weekly meetings? let's take a look.
At the start of each meeting, CAP's mission statement is read out (see below) followed by an around the zoom room (or live) 30 second introductions from each member or visitor.
This is a great chance for you to relay your skills and expertise to the group as well as learn more about others at the meeting.
It's always good to think about what to say ahead of the meeting in order to gain the maximum benefit.
CAP Mission Statement Building our businesses is a common thread that ties us all together at a basic level, but the value to be found at CAP is about all the extra benefits everybody gets; the advice, the learning, soft skills and the friendships that we form. Members come to learn, teach, and share. We come because this is our business family….and together we are a community that do business.
Once the introductions are finished, a presentation is given by a member. Typically these last around 20 minutes.
Presentations can be varied in both content and style. For example it may contain information about your business, what you do and how. Or it might relay valuable information that affect other members, things like changes to social media, or new scams to watch out for, or new software to help your business become more effective.
Presentations could also be about your journey of how you arrived at your current situation, or perhaps about your hobby.
Are presentations compulsory for members? - No, they are simply an opportunity for those who wish to take it.
Sometimes we use the presentation slot to brainstorm ideas. For example - A member may have a challenge in their business which they are struggling to get through. In these situations often a member will spend a couple of minutes explaining the challenge, then throw it out into the room.
Results from sessions such as these offer solutions to members that can usually only be found from someone outside of your business, as often we are so engrossed in our own business we can't see the woods for the trees!
Ideal for new business owners and experienced alike.
Once the presentation or brain storm is complete, we go back around the room with leads and testimonials.
This is a great chance to thank, congratulate and/or offer leads or contacts to fellow members. Often when there is time, AOB will also be announced.
Is supplying leads and contacts compulsory for members? - Once again, no they are not. We would prefer members to support each other without pressure. This approach works well.
What else can you expect from CAP?
Once a month members from all clubs are invited to a workshop to sharpen their skills on a variety of topics, such as social media, finance, bookkeeping and many more valuable classes. These workshops are included in your membership.
As too are the 'CAP Extra's' we run every 4-6 weeks. These are brainstorming sessions and all CAP groups are invited, and where we split off into breakout rooms in small groups to discuss challenges.
1-2-1 meetings between members are also encouraged. This is where some of the magic takes place as it's a fabulous opportunity to get to know and understand how best to help each other. and of course, this creates bonds that form our community.
If you are wondering if CAP is for you ....Come along to a couple of meetings for free and trial us out, It might be the best thing you ever done for your business! ....oh yeah and did we mention - Fun is standard :)
Check out the video testimonials from members below!