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For example, one variation is to have two concentric circles of people.
The individuals sit across from one another and after the set time period--generally one or two minutes--the outside circle of people gets up and moves in one direction around the circle until everyone has met.
Speed networking programs generally involve people meeting each other one at a time for a short interval and then moving on to the next person in line.
They are fairly structured in the way people queue up to meet.
Long description: The session is broken into three parts: a quick introduction period (Phase 1); A speed-dating period (Phase 2) when people repeatedly pair up, trade business cards, introduce one another and state what each can offer and is looking for, then pair up with new partners; and an unstructured mingling period (Phase 3) with coffee and/or cocktails – in Phase 3 each participant can follow up with the people who felt like the most promising “best fits.” [Moderator guidelines] Pre-session preparation: Remind everyone to bring business cards. Consider the audience: A diverse group from different industries and occupations who don’t usually meet one another might yield serendipitous benefits, and a lot of fun and creativity too, because this breaks people out of their usual cliques. - bring a pen and paper, and jot down brief notes about the people you meet.
On the other hand, bringing together people from within the same company or building can be productive; silos tend to form within many large organizations, in the information economy those silos can seriously undermine an organization’s viability in the marketplace and this format can temporarily shrink those walls and connect previously unexplored connections within the organization, like exercising previously dormant synapses in a brain. That will help you remember them later Here's an overview of what will happen: (:10) Phase 1: Introduction.More information here The Penn Club will host a speed dating event for all singles ages 21 to 35. Inter-Club members will be able to make new connections in record time with other ambitious alumni. To guarantee your spot, sign up with a friend of your interested gender.Every five minutes, you’ll meet a new partner to chat about your personal lives, goals and happiness before moving on to a new partner. If you sign up individually, you will be placed on a waiting list. Speed Dating for Business People undertake a fun, formalized structure for the purpose of boosting their professional network, finding new business and finding the skills and wisdom they need to improve their businesses and careers.Work tasks it's probably best for: Jobhunting, gighunting (project-hunting for freelancers), finding useful connections within your company, keeping your finger on the pulse of your industry and other industries that will effect yours soon, generalized business networking.We suggest that each person spends 1 minute introducing herself/himself and describes the main things they’re looking for (advice? Special note: Please adapt the script according to your session’s participants and their goals, and please note any surprises or lessons learned that we might apply to future sessions. You’ll get the most out of this if you can greet the people you meet here with business card and a one-minute spoken summary of: - the most useful and relevant things you have to offer – What are your strongest skills? Think of what you bring to the table that probably makes you stand out from the other people here - the most important things you want to get out of this - advice? [Welcome participants, read long description (above).] Please form a pair with the person next to you and begin () Start of Phase 2: OK, start the first minute pair chat.