Web hosting provider BizPartner.MY started its first business collaboration event in July and adopted the Pitch ‘n’ Win event model. It was well received and about 30 clients and friends turned up for the inaugural event.
The second event called BizPartner.MY – Get Precisely What You Want, BizPartner was held on 27th August 2014. This time it still consisted of a half-hour talk plus 5-minute pitching by 6 presenters. However, a new segment of impromptu speeches was added.
Abd Azharee Abdul Wahid was invited as the main speaker this time. He shared on the power of Precise Affirmation to get precisely what you want in life. He derived the topic from Precise Doa (Precise Prayer) from Islamic point of view. Azharee shared many such experiences in his life.
After the sharing, Azharee was invited to enlighten the audience on his upcoming Akademi Usahawan Mikro to help educate micro-entrepreneurs in Malaysia. His partner Lokman Hakim who attended together also shared a little about himself and his business.
Azharee on getting precisely what you want
Then, 6 participants took the stage and shared about their ideas and businesses for 5 minutes each. They came from the F&B, direct marketing, education and will writing industries. There were 2 also who came all the way from Penang!
The audience were asked to vote for the best presenters by giving their name cards to the presenters they want to vote for. Gan Bee Ching from the education industry received more than half of the votes for her interesting sharing on education for entrepreneurs.
A new segment was introduced to allow other event participants to speak up about themselves from a given topic. 5 members were asked to speak on various topics such as “What do you see yourself in 10 years?” and “The power of networking”.
The impromptu speeches aimed to experiment whether this new segment was welcome or not. While it looked good and fun in the event, the result was not conclusive as it was late in the night and many didn’t expect to have the additional speeches.
The event closed after more than 2 hours but many participants still lingered around to connect and talk to one another. It was one good event with a good crowd and some validated learning acquired.