What is Speed Networking?
When business people attend networking events, they tend to gravitate towards people they know, and don't always meet new individuals or business contacts.
In a dedicated speed networking event, people are given a structured environment in which they can talk to people they wouldn't otherwise have come into contact with, and can quickly decide whether there is a mutual interest without the need for unnecessarily long and sometimes awkward conversations.
It is a new and fresh way to build your business contacts in a time efficient manner! Being able to articulate your business, company, profession, product or services in a few seconds gives you a clear advantage over your competition. Speed networking allows professionals to practice and perfect succinctly articulating their business objectives. As people continue to repeat their speech and connect with others, they are also able to use the right words to make the right first impression which leads to more of the right referrals.
So you can make the most of your time at our events, we have prepared a few ideas to help you get your pitch just right. It?s not difficult, all you have to do is give a little thought to each of these aspects.
- Know your business, and know it well;
- Be able to describe what you do and who you do it for in a few clear sentences; and
- Know what you want and need from networking and what you have to offer.