Networking is crucial for both speakers and event organizers: rubbing shoulders with the right people increases your chances of finding the right event and the right speaker.
But at the events, you run the risk of spend the entire time making connections with people that will never result in future collaboration.
The conversations might be interesting and rewarding in other ways: but when it comes down to it, if you are not connection to the right people, and not finding the right speaker for an upcoming event or event organizer who you can work with—it can be a waste of time.
Smart technology to the rescue!
Our friends over at Speed Networking are reducing some of the risk with their new way of hosting networking events: they take the traditional value of face-to-face networking and combine it with an advanced matching software to make sure that you end up talking to the right people.
The average 90-minute networking event with a hundred participants will generate about three hundred new connections, but a smart Speed Networking event can produce more than a thousand new connections in the same time period.
Speed Networking's customizable web-based matchmaking software lets event attendees pre-select the types of people they are interested in meeting to create a highly targeted networking event.
At the event, participants receive a customized schedule of meetings based on their individual preferences. The customized schedule includes relevant information about each individual that participants are scheduled to meet with at the event.
Interested in being more efficient with your networking time? Find out more about Speed Networking.