It’s surprising that so few of us would wear rain boots to a date that we’ve been looking forward to all week, but some of us need to be reminded not to wear rain boots to an interview we’ve been prepping for all week.[Even though we’ve been advised that the Columbia memo was more related to Columbia’s lack of coathangers and places to change shoes in their employer presentation areas than actual lack of common sense] Dressing the part is literally half the battle in making it look like you have it together. Unlike an interview process, which involves resume intensive screening, when you’re walking around and meeting people at a networking event, you’re meeting a lot of people over short interactions and there are basically only two things to judge you by: what you’re wearing and what you’re saying.This speed dating session gives an opportunity for local artists and professionals (visual artists, performers, musicians, sound art producers, designers, etc) to meet and present their work to organisations and partners leading diverse European network initiatives, SHAPE, So CCo S, and ENCAC, as well as the international ICAS network.Participants will have 8 minutes per “date” to present their organisation or project before moving onto the next representative.Imagine making more contacts in one hour than some people do in a career.Welcome to Speed Networking, an intensive session of two-minute mini-meetings.
It's all about maximum impact, because after your two minutes each way is up, the whistle blows, and you change partners! Or are you searching for a potential business partner?
The Entrepreneur You've probably been to one of those networking events where you meet people, strike up conversations, collect a handful of business cards, then never actually follow up and connect with those people again.
For 20-something young professionals just starting out, the art of networking can be especially mystifying.
This article is intended to provide suggestions for putting together your own speed-networking event, using ours as an example.
It includes some reflections on a few things we'll do differently next time.