Speed Networking: A Quick Way to Expand Your Professional Contacts - Career Vision
Faster broadband, faster meals, faster cars and even quicker dates. A packed out conference room in Dublin full to the brim with business men and women were about to experience it. Chairs facing each other, a large bell at the top of the room — a few were a little anxious not knowing what to expect. Organised by the Small Firms Association in conjunction with Vodafone, the aim of facilitating businesses making new contacts, Alan Sherlock from the group urged everyone to take their seats.
Abstract Most Extension educators seek new ideas for organizing more exciting and animated workshops and conferences. This article describes structured networking activities also know as "speed dating" that succeed in enlivening meetings, strengthening networking, and improving learning. A speed mentoring approach was successful in sharing knowledge among farmers' market managers with different levels of experience.
This type of event can provide exposure to a lot of people in a short amountof time. Time at the table varies based on how the event organiser coordinate the event but usually lasts five to 15 minutes. Please try to avoid doing anything unsafe in your attempt to arrive to the event on time - we do like to wait for all participants to arrive. In the Round Robin model, participants meet each other sequentially in random pairings. There is a common trap to fall into with speed networking as a matter of fact.