Where: Pomeroy Hotel
Time: 5:30 pm – Speed networking
Social to follow with cash bar, finger foods and great conversations!
Why?? Speed Networking is a perfect opportunity to meet professionals and other business people that you want to do business with, a one-on-one in a structured and timed environment.
What rules apply? The rules of Karma: what goes around, comes around!
Core concept: elevator pitch. Imagine yourself moving from floor 1 to 10 and meeting the person you have been wanting to talk to about your new idea/brand/firm/program. What would you say? Your elevator pitch should be: catchy, concise, creative, content, rich and connective!
FACT #1: If you make yourself valuable and memorable, others will want to make you part of their network.
FACT #2: The real rule of ‘give and take’ is: before you take, you gotta give.
FACT#3: Your mother taught you everything you need to know about connecting before you were 10 years old: make friends, play nice, tell the truth, take a bath, do your homework.
Rules of the game (Speed Networking)
- Divide into 2 groups: A and B
- A on one side of the table and B on the other
- At ‘go’ give your 3 minute elevator pitch
- then listen to your partner for 3 minutes
- remember to exchange business cards
- When the buzzer rings: Group A moves 1 seat to the right, Group B stays put.
Remember to bring at least 50 business cards!
For more information contact Annette at 250.785.6037