MESA Monthly Member Meeting’s (4M’s)
Tuesday 30th January with 5 valuable snippets in 5 minutes from Franco de la Croix-Vaubois, Founder & CEO of Frog Events, MESA Member. Main topic: The Art of Managing Expectations with speakers Sebastien Braun, CEO & Founder of idloom, MESA Patron Member and John Martinez, Founder & CEO of Shocklogic, MESA Patron Member. Expectation management is a powerful tool in maintaining healthy relationships, both personal and professional. Expectations provide guidelines, goals, and the accountability necessary to keep things on track. However, if we don't effectively communicate our expectations, how will anyone be able to meet them? It's therefore crucial to ensure that expectations are realistic and achievable; otherwise, it only leads to frustration for everyone involved. People are far more willing and motivated when they clearly understand what's expected of them and the reason behind those expectations. Join this session to learn more about the benefits of setting clear and realistic expectations. With a strong emphasis on communication, this session focuses on how to clearly articulate your own expectations, how to better understand and manage the expectations of others, and even how to say “no” when necessary.
Tuesday 20th February with 5 valuable snippets in 5 minutes "What the heck is ESG and how will it drive my business?" from guest speaker Dora Lutz, Founder & President of GivingSpring. Main topic: Building your personal brand to monetize your network and create a community that drives business with guest speaker Liz Lathan, Co-Founder of The Community Factory. You are the hero of your story! In this session, we'll explore ways to build your personal brand to drive not just word-of-mouth leads to your business, but to catalyze a community of fans who actively advocate for your success.
Tuesday 26th March
Tuesday 23rd April with 5 valuable snippets in 5 minutes. Main topic: Business Models - Which one is right for you? With speakers from Realise.Me - David Preston, CEO and Carol Vosloo, Global Senior Account Director. In the MESA collective there are a variety of different businesses, with different modes of operation. But which one is right for you? Join the team from Realise.Me - who have also been exploring the same question internally - to decide which approach to business structuring is the right one for your organisation - and you. Learn about different types of business models within organisations and how you contribute.
Tuesday 28th May with 5 valuable snippets in 5 minutes. Main topic: Ditch the Old, Embrace the Bold: ESG for today's trailblazers with guest speaker Dora Lutz, Founder & President of GivingSpring. 76% of investors say that ESG (environmental, social and governance efforts) are critical to their investment decisions. ESG search terms have spiked over 800% in the last 5 years alone. and small and medium sized businesses are feeling the pressures of new demands to identify and report on sustainability efforts.
But the number one indicator to achieving both world-changing impact and profit, is not just a long-term strategy, it’s the Culture, Behaviour and Competencies within your organisation that determine your ability to execute. This talk will help leaders have a clear understanding of ESG, how it drives profit and how to bring it to life in their own organisations.
Thursday 27th June
Thursday 25th July
Tuesday 27th August
Tuesday 24th September
Tuesday 29th October
Thursday 28th November
Thursday 12th December
“I really enjoyed Lee Ali’s presentation about trade show engagement. As a marketeer, it was very useful to see what we are already implementing for shows, and what more we can do. I also liked that there was a lot of Q&A – I found out very interesting info from others on how to measure ROI for trade shows.”
“There were some top takeaways on the do’s and don’ts of having a successful exhibition, and strategies on how to make good connections’.
– Jose Elias Barrientos, Junior Software Developer at Shocklogic (has attended these meetings 3 times)