2x2 program is another very important available for Networking Square Affiliates. This program is the most effective program of all the programs available in the other Business Networking forums. This is the biggest differentiator between Networking Square and other Business Networking forums.
Objective of 2x2 is:
Preparations for 2x2
- Bonding between
- Better understanding
of each other’s
- Goals & Plan of
- Know how to position
each other within the individuals contact sphere
- Know where and how to
support each other
- Meet goals as a team
Location of the 2x2 meeting
- Fill 2x2 formats
available in the folder
(Business Profile & Personal Profile – Especially designed for the 2x2)
- Having these forms
ready is very important for you to have a complete and successful 2x2 and see
your business grow
Time & place for 2x2 meeting
- Plan a meeting either
in your office or in the office of one of the Fellow Affiliates Office who is a
part of your team.
(It is suggested that it is best to conduct the 2x2 in the office of the
Affiliate in Focus)
- If both these options
are not available or feasible, then plan the 2x2 in a coffee shop which is
quite and where you all can sit and discuss for about 2 hours.
How many participants in a 2x2?
- It is advised that the
2x2 should also be planned in the morning from 8am to 10am.
- This helps you get
back to your work without affecting your productivity.
- You may have a 2x2 at
other times during the day too, but the most effective is the one which is held
in the morning.
Who should I do 2x2 with?
- In one 2x2 team you
should have a total of “FOUR AFFILIATES – Including you”.
- This is the
recommended size for a 2x2 to be effective
When to conduct a 2x2?
- Refer to the “Cluster
Roaster” in your folder. This has details of all your fellow affiliates.
- Approach your Cluster
Leadership Team (President, Secretary & Treasurer) and schedule a 2x2 with
It is very important for you to have your first 2x2 with your Cluster
(Ensure you start your 2x2 with your CLT within 15 days of joining the cluster)
- Go through the
“Cluster Roaster” and identify the Affiliates who share same category of
customers as yours.
For example: If you are in stationary business and if your customers are
schools, there may be another affiliate in your cluster who is into
manufacturing of uniforms and must be having schools as his customers too. They
are the ones who you should have your next 2x2 as soon as possible.
- Then look for other
affiliates and plan your 2x2 with the other affiliates too.
What should you carry for a 2x2?
- New affiliate
- Within 2 weeks of
joining the cluster he/she should have their FIRST 2x2
- Complete 2x2 with ALL
AFFILIATES within 60 days of joining the cluster
- Existing affiliates
- Minimum ONE 2x2 every
- Repeat 2x2 as a group
TWO times every month
(Statistics have shown best results if this is actually done)
How often should we meet for a 2x2?
- Your "Business
Profile" & "Personal Profile"
(Refer to your inception kit)
(Take minimum 4 copies of each document)
- Your visiting cards
(Give 5 visiting cards to each participant of 2x2 for their records)
- Your product brochures
/ pamphlets / testimonials / award certificates (If possible)
- Note pad or diary in
which you can note down the points of discussion, action points, etc.
- Pen (2 colors) &
Plan of action in 1st Month (4 meetings)
- Usually there are 4
individuals in a 2x2
- Whenever you meet for
the first time as a group, plan a WEEKLY MEETING for the next 4 weeks.
(Decide dates in advance)
- Focus on only ONE PERSON
- Once the first 4 weeks
plan is completed, then from the subsequent month plan to meet once every 15
days (TWO TIMES A MONTH) (Decide dates in advance)
- These fortnightly
meetings continue for a minimum period of ONE year from the date of the FIRST
Question to be asked during the 2x2(First 4 meetings only)
- For each meeting the
"Affiliate in focus" (AIF) will be different.
- The person in focus
will first explain his / her business / services to all the other 3 affiliates
present. He should use the Business Profile & the Personal Profile document
as a base for this explanation.
(This introduction should be completed in maximum ONE HOUR)
One of the affiliate present would ask the following questions and all
affiliates will note down the responses received from the "AIF". The
questions are as follows:
Questions to be asked from 2nd Month (Remember
you are meeting 2 times every month)
- What is your GOAL for
the next 12 months?
- One is free to share both Personal & Professional Goals.
- What is the Emotional
Reason that you want to achieve these goals? (Why do you want what you want?)
- What are the
assumptions you had considered, that make you feel that you will be able to
achieve these Goals?
- What are the
measurable mile stones you have planned which will tell you about your progress
in the right direction?
- What actions have you
planned which will help you reach these mile stones as planned?
- What support you need
from 3 of us so that you can reach your mile stones either on time or before
- What can you as an
individual offer to the 3 of us?
- What are your USP's
that you would want us to highlight to our connects when we position you with
Additional activities from 3rd Month
- ONLY TWO AFFILIATES
BECOME THE FOCUS PER MEETING.
- What is the status of
your monthly goal? (Achieved / Backlog)
- Share the best moments
of the previous month (Success Story)
- What is the status of
the connect/s which were passed to you in the last meeting?
- What support you need
to close those connects?
- Any other support you
need from any of us?
- Share the connects
generated for the AFFILIATE IN FOCUS
Each affiliate should get atleast ONE CONNECT for the AFFILIATE's in FOCUS.
- What new connects have
you been able to generate for the 3 of us?
AFFILIATE's in FOCUS should always come with minimum ONE CONNECT.
Code of ethics for a 2x2
- Share the "Group
Success Story" in the weekly cluster meeting
- Invite at least ONE VIP for each 2x2 meeting from the 3rd
- Plan a team visit to
the TOP 5 customers of all the 4 Affiliates
- Plan an evening dinner
at least once every TWO months
- Plan a family outing
once every THREE months
- Plan a MOVIE / DRAMA
every THREE MONTHS
- There are
possibilities that there can be instances which can raise conflict of interest
or disagreements within the Affiliates in a particular 2x2 group. If this
happens, escalate the issue to the "Cluster Leadership Team" and
request their intervention.
- Personal comments
should be avoided
- Maintain decorum of
the forum by respecting each other
- Be truthful & keep
- Meet regularly
- Any questions or
clarification regarding company policies should be raised with the Cluster
Leadership Team or the Directors of Networking Square Private Limited only
(Avoid gossiping & spreading of negativity)