How it Works
Networking Business... with Pleasure!
WHAT'S A MARTY?
It's A Meeting and A Party!
Each "Team" is made up of various business categories from A to Z, i.e.; Accountant; Bank; Carpet; Dentist; Electrician; Florist; Graphic Designer; etc., but only one of each. All new members are pre-screened for quality, dependability and personal service. They are then interviewed to see if they have a genuine enthusiasm for helping their Team be successful. Finally, they are coached to network successfully and take full advantage of what the "Team" Networking has to offer.
Team Network Martys
The primary activities are monthly evening functions called "Martys" (Meeting/Parties). The unique Marty concept strategically blends business with fun. The Marty and its meaning have become synonymous with the Team Network itself. Members are even referred to as "Marty-ers," and while they are participating they are "Marty-ing!"
At Martys, Team Network members come together once-a-month typically at their fellow members' places of business. The first hour provides members and their guests with a relaxed, party atmosphere where all can have fun and enjoy themselves. This format helps break down barriers. Members truly get to know one another and forge strong personal relationships characterized by warmth and respect.
In the second hour, the meeting is called to order, and the formal portion of the Marty is held. This is when members share valuable information with the whole group, give testimonials, pass qualified leads, and explore creative ways to help one another to become more successful. This is also when potential member guests are given an opportunity to introduce themselves. When a group of high-energy, successful, non-competing entrepreneurs commit to work together for everyone's benefit, the results are amazing!
Meeting with a fellow Teammate one-on-one to talk business and get to know one another better gives fellow members the best chance to form a tight-knit networking bond. These one-on-ones are strongly encouraged by the Team Network home office for members to take full advantage of their Team membership.
Power Team Meetings
Another type of meeting held through Team Network is called a Power Team Meeting. You might say it's a one-on-one for MORE than one! They take on the flavor of a brainstorming session, or a board of directors meeting. The idea is to come together to discuss a particular topic such as marketing and building new business. It's particularly effective if these Power Team participants share overlapping target markets. These functions are typically held during breakfast or lunch. The Team Members who participate in these Power Team Meetings find that they add a whole new dimension and value to the Team Network concept.
The Team Network Mega-Marty is defined as a special event where "more than one Team gathers together" for a networking function. The best-known Mega-Marty is the yearly summertime Team Network Mega-Marty in July. Several networking organizations in the Washington area participate to promote the event and many of the top networkers attend every year.
Other Team Member Gatherings
Beyond these very regular functions, the Team Network has organized a number of peripheral activities such as gathering together to attend professional sporting events, playing in group golf outings, and even taking an ocean cruise to the Western Caribbean. We have organized professional seminars and workshops on various topics for the benefit of Team Network members. Even members who are musicians were called together for a big jam session a few years back. As a result, a Classic Rock Band called BreakAway was formed and now performs regularly in the Washington area.
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