Hosting #SBS Winners’ Hour
If you’re going to host your very own #SBS Winners’ Hour, there are a few things you can do to help it run as smoothly as possible. Take it from us, it will feel very busy on the night, so prep beforehand is the best way to help it run smoothly.
Here’s what you can do.
Before the night
Book in with the #SBS Crew
The #SBS Crew are the ones who keep a track of who is booked to host and when, so they’re the ones you’ll need to speak to first.
Schedule the evening to be free
Try to keep from 20:00 – 22:00 free to give yourself plenty of time to get set up, and plenty of time afterwards to finish those all-important conversations.
Create an agenda for the evening
Make sure to plan what you’re going to do ahead of time. If you’re going down the traditional networking route, make sure to plan some key questions to guide the conversations and when you’re going to post them. If you’re thinking of doing something different, have a plan in mind and set a schedule!
Use post scheduling if you can
To make your life a lot easier on the night, use a post-scheduling tool if you can. It means that you can focus on the conversations and take part in the night, rather than keeping an eye and preparing your next posts.
Shout about it to other #SBS winners and your network. It’s exciting news!
Don’t be afraid to tell the world about your plans. It’s something you can share with your network and tell others about. Don’t forget to let the #SBS community know!
On the night
Pour a big glass of wine or cup of coffee – you won’t have time for refills!
When the night gets started, you’ll be so occupied with all the great conversations that you simply won’t have the time to get a drink as there’s so much going on!
Stick to your agenda
This point is important. Having an agenda is key as when the #SBS Winners’ Hour gets started, it absolutely flies by. Here are a few ways to keep things to your plan:
- Set alarms/reminders for each post you want to go out (if you’re not scheduling them)
- Keep the conversation flowing. Often you won’t need to as everybody is so lovely, but prod if you feel the engagement is drying up at any point.
- Keep an eye on the clock. It’s tough to keep your eye on what’s going on, however, it’s important to keep a close eye on the time as before you know it it’ll be 21:30.
Engage and dive into the chats going on
#SBS Winners’ Hour is all about getting like-minded #SBS winners together. Just because you’re hosting, it doesn’t mean you can’t participate!
This is arguably the MOST important step of all – enjoy the evening. Trust us, it is great fun to host the #SBS Winners’ Hour. Relax, take a deep breath, and dive into one of the best networking hours on the planet.
After the night
Shout about the experience with other #SBS winners and your network
After the night, make sure to let your network know about your latest venture. It’s a great opportunity to bring some engagement for your business, even outside of the #SBS community, and one worth taking.
Check and see if there are any chats you missed on the day
After the excitement of the #SBS Winners’ Hour is over, take the time to check over the Twitter threads and make sure you’ve not missed anything that you want to reply to.
Sign-up for the next one
Finally, sign up for the next one! If you enjoyed hosting and would do it again, contact the #SBS Crew to get your name on the list again.