Prepare a short elevator speech which summarizes key elements of your work and educational history as well as what you're thinking about regarding your future career path.Practice articulating this information in a smooth and succinct way within the time parameters of the event.Some secrets will come instantly, but most, I suggest you practice a little beforehand. Fortunately, there is something we can do about it, and looking around the room there is a lot of guys slouching - already you stand out from the crowd (don’t worry, they are all checking you out! In this situation, it is common for us to hold our breath or breathe very shallow. Bring your attention to your belly-button, breath in and your stomach rises, breath out and it falls (like a baby! When you enter the room, avoid looking awkward, or like a lost child.
Speed networking is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who don't know each other.
The model is often employed at events for college alumni groups, chamber of commerce groups, professional organizations, and college or corporate orientations to develop relationships among participants.
A variety of methods can be used to structure interaction with a common thread being the rotation of participants so that each person gets the opportunity to interact with every other person attending the event.
I’m not suggesting you be as tough on yourself, as he was on me - but, the fact remains, the women attending a speed dating night, want a date, and most importantly, have an interest in making it happen. So I’m sitting with a women, she wants a date, and it’s my job to make sure she gets what she wants …… Personal grooming, remove those nose and ear hairs.
“I’m not exactly Brad Pit“; “I’m too busy to have a girlfriend”; “I don’t get to meet many women”; “I’m too shy to ask for a date”; or “I don’t have that gift of chatting-up women”. An old Sales Manager said to me years ago, “if they come in the door, they already want it, so make sure they don’t leave ’til they get it”. Warning: This is not a ’get sex quick’ scheme, for that, I suggest you go elsewhere. Before we get into that, a quick check that you have the basics - these are not secrets! Have a shower (a proper one, with soap and everything).