Join us for both networking and learning - for all small businesses, and self - employed entrepreneurs. With David Hensen presenting 'My Two Top Tips for Tip-Top Slide Presentations'.

Event details

A regular monthly lunchtime networking event online held normally on the third Thursday of every month.  This is an opportunity to build and maintain your business contacts and to have discussions on how we can collaborate to continue to operate our businesses in these challenging times.

Last year, each month the FSB in partnership with Your Bromley BID held sold-out lunchtime networking events at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. With COVID-19 restrictions and the Churchill Theatre closed for the foreseeable future, we've had to change things up - we're online!  You can still meet up with all your favourite FSB eventers on zoom.

At a glance:

The meeting will be hosted by Chandra Sharma, with Sarah Marsh-Collings, Zeenat Noorani and Piyush Patel delivering the opening introductions.

Please note, this online event starts at 12pm sharp. The zoom room will be opened 15 minutes prior at 11.45am with break out networking rooms, to give everyone time to chat and settle in. Anyone attempting to join after 12pm will not be admitted. This is to prevent distractions from the Guest Speaker's slot from around 12.10pm and to allow the BCS team to benefit from the presentation. 

In June we welcome David Henson who will deliver his Two Top Tips for Tip Top Presentations. In a world of Death by PowerPoint where even top professional speakers use tedious slides, our next speaker aims to fundamentally change the way you think about using slides when presenting.

The speaker:

Trained in photography, photographic processing and audio-visual production, David Henson set up The Regent Slide Company in 1986 and spent 13 years producing and imaging thousands of 35mm slides for many and varied businesses. But it wasn’t until he joined the Professional Speaking Association in 2016 that he realised that even good speakers produce bad slides. And now he’s on a crusade to eradicate excruciatingly boring slide presentations and to teach people how to produce slides that wow their audience and that make their talks memorable and effective.
He does this in a number of ways:
 By selling his book ‘Your Slides Suck!’ (www.theslidepresentationman.co.uk/book)
 By giving talks on presentations. (This link shows a 10-minute talk given at the Professional Speaking Association in London: www.theslidepresentationman.co.uk/speaking-slides)
 By designing and producing presentations. (www.theslidepresentationman.co.uk/slide-presentation-design)
 And by delivering

There will be time for Q&As before everyone will be invited to deliver a 30 second pitch.

We would like you to say:

  • Your name
  • The name of your business
  • 1 change you have made to adapt your business to online
  • What you are looking for to help your business now

Afterwards, we will providing breakout rooms, forming Collaborative Solutions Groups. This will encourage business owners in similar industries to brainstorm ideas as to how we can support each other and collectively win more business, in spite of social distancing and shutdowns.

Brought to you by FSB members, Chandra Sharma, Piyush Patel and Sarah Marsh-Collings.This free FSB virtual 'network and learn' event is open to all businesses - FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend - so please feel free to share with your networks.

One of FSB’s objectives is to value diversity and inclusion in everything it does and the strength of FSB rests on attracting the greatest number and diverse small business owners and the self-employed which reflect the whole of the UK business population. We therefore want existing and new small business owners and the self-employed, from whichever communities they belong to, to feel welcomed and a part of the FSB community.

All of our events, whether focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are therefore open to all. This also underpins the notion of allyship where marginalised groups are supported by those not from the specific groups or communities and offers mutual benefits for shared learning, wider conversations and a collective responsibility to inclusivity. If you have any questions please email the event organiser here: [email protected]

Event contact

  • For help and support regarding this event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email [email protected].
  • AND/OR For general enquiries regarding the event, please email the event organiser [email protected] or telephone 07584 228267.

Further information

  • New to virtual networking? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.