Speed Networking: A Quick Way to Expand Your Professional Contacts
Tuesday, April 11
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Join us for Chamber Speed Networking, hosted byHilton Garden Inn. The purpose of speed networking is to make as many connections as possible in a short amount of time. We will be using a lighting speed round robin format.
The event moderator will ring a bell to indicate the beginning and end of each round. Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card. A few questions and answers back and forth can quickly clarify if there is any potential for a follow up phone call or meeting. At the halfway point, the conversation switches to the second person, who introduces themselves and their reason for attending. After a second exchange of information, the event leader rings a bell, and you move on to the next person. Each round will be timed and last just 3 minutes.
Throughout the event, you will continue to meet individuals, one at a time. The event culminates with Business Social Hour in the hotel lobby. This is to allot talking to individuals you did not get to talk to or seeking out someone who you met during the event and continuing the conversation.
Bring lots and lots of business cards!
Key things to share:
Your title and company.
The values you create for your clients, by describing a typical problem, what activities you used to solve it, and the actual result.
You can round up by including something about your goals and the results you wish to achieve from the meeting.
Questions to ask each other:
What do you do?
How can I help you do that better?
What inspired you to start doing the work you’re involved with now?
What are some strategies that you’ve found to be helpful for your recent work?
Event Timeline 2:45 PM – Event check in starts 3:00 PM – Speed Networking begins in hotel banquet room, please be in your seat and ready to go! 4:30 PM – Speed Networking ends 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Business Social Hour, Hotel Lobby – If you are registered for speed networking, you are automatically registered for Business Social Hour.
If you are only attending business social hour, please register HERE.