I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team.
Another variation matches people up ahead of time based on their purpose for attending the speed networking event.
Preparation for Speed Networking After the speed networking event, review the business cards of the individuals you met and scan or enter the information into the contact database software you may use.
Speed networking takes its cue from speed dating, an event where individuals are allowed a short amount of time to meet a number of prospective dates, one at a time, and then choose who they would like to provide their contact information.
Where interest is mutual, the contact leads to a date.
Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and perhaps, business brochure.