Imagine being able to connect with a bunch of businesses and business leaders that can make valuable partners for your company, all over one lunch break.
Thanks to Siouxland Chamber’s Speed Networking Business Roundtable, you can now have both lunch and business success. If your business relies heavily on word-of-mouth referrals and marketing, then this event is for you!
Structured and fast paced, speed networking allows participants to interact with other professionals one-on-one, for a set period of time. You’ll walk away with more new contacts in one lunch hour than some make in 6 months.
We’ll be hosting our speed networking event on August 30th at noon right here at Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. This event will be Free for Chamber Members. Cost for Non-members is $40.
Speed networking only requires a little preparation. When you arrive, be ready to describe yourself to the group. You will have approximately 3 minutes with each person (each person should get approximately 1 minute to talk) before you move onto the next contact. Be sure to have plenty of business cards handy. This hour goes fast.
Other good things to be prepared for during the speed networking session:
-Think about 1 or 2 needs you or your organization has.
-Think about contacts you need within an organization.
-You want to generate publicity for an event.
-Make it easy for someone to help you. The more concise you are in descriptions of yourself and your goals…the better your odds for success.
-Come with the goal of helping at least one person. You will meet several people so don’t feel compelled to help everyone you connect with. Remember, people are more interested in helping someone who has helped them.
-If you are planning to attend this Speed Networking event, be sure to register right away! It fills up very quickly, as we are limited to 30 participants.
Things to bring with you:
-Bring plenty of business cards. If you don’t have business cards, 3×5 note cards with your contact info (name, e-mail, phone, occupation, etc.) will work just fine.
-Bring a pen to take notes on the back of business cards you gather in order to remember details.
Lunch will be served for those who request ($7). Note in the “comments” when registering. Please request at least 24 hours in advance.
Please contact Nicole Thompson.
101 Pierce Street Sioux City, IA
Hope to see you there!
Social Media Intern