While I am not a big fan of hosted speed networking events on their own, I am a strong believer in integrating speed networking concepts with corporate conference activities. No matter how many hands are shaken at conferences, there will always be a little uneasy about approaching strangers. By offering speed networking as part of your conference program, you eliminate this barrier. You also allow your attendees to meet more people in a short period of time and with less effort than they individually could during coffee breaks. If done right, speed networking will provide one more added value : by helping to match the right individuals, which immediately raises the value of attending your conference.
Speed Networking Strategies For Corporate Events
Episode Speed Networking - The Official BNI Podcast
First, there was speed dating. When the interview is scheduled, ask for details about the interview, like the names and job titles of the people who will be interviewing you. This should help you in your preparation and follow up. The goal of speed interviews is to save everyone's time, and to interview as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
Episode 24: Speed Networking
Speed networking or speed business meeting is a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts. Speed networking basically involves participants gathering together to exchange information. During an interaction, participants share their professional backgrounds and business goals. Speed networking is often referenced as a derivative of speed dating ,  the round-robin approach to meeting potential suitors first developed by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo in the late s.
Have you ever heard of speed dating? It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date. Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.