Speed Networking for Young Professionals

Much like speed dating, the sensation of 2008, speed networking will give you the tools to hop out of that comfort zone and start meeting people faster than ever before.  Think you cant’ do it?  Well with that attitude you won’t.

Lets experiment if you will, 30 of us meet up one night, hopefully we’re all on Twitter so we can connect afterwords.  The goal?  To create mutually beneficial relationships with people we can assist in there work or life.  How does this occur?  Well you have to meet them of course, talk to them, find out what gets them going in the morning.  What is their passion?  Ever met someone who has the same mindset?  Have you ever wanted to?

Once you graduate University there are not a lot of events that bring people together, I have not heard of anything like this in the city, maybe it’s about time we started?

I think it would be fun, when great minds get together strange things happen.  So would you come?  What’s the worst that could happen?  You miss Dancing with the Stars one night?

2 replies
  1. MLS
    MLS says:

    My young professionals organization is looking to host a speed networking event for our members. We’ve been trying to find a group that has done it to get their advice. Have you participate in one or organized one before? Or, is it just the idea at this point. We, too, thought it would be like speed dating, but without the pressure of the dating part! Who are you, where do you work, how can I help you, how can you help me, etc.

  2. Jeph
    Jeph says:

    Thanks for the comment! I work with a company called Fraser Strategy (www.Fraserstrategy.ca) and am doing a lot of work with online strategy. But recently a couple of networking events got me to thinking about the lack of these events now that most of us are on Twitter and Facebook. I think you can help me on this one, I think you should go a head with it.
    About six months back a few of us talked about setting up a Friday lunch to talk business, like a young networking group. No one had experience doing it but because someone made the reservation we had a round ten people show. The conversations were (and still are to this day) fascinating. I believe if you make it easy enough to participate in these events the uptake is great.
    Feel free to e-mail me if you would like to discuss further, or just follow me on Twitter to stay in touch.
    Thanks ever so much for reading the post!

    Jeph

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