The moment of truth was the sound of the bell, like the “ring for assistance” chime in hotel lobbies.When those eight minutes were up, the ding was either a welcome peal signaling the end of the longest eight minutes ever, or an abrupt end to a beautiful beginning.Last night I went to my first “speed networking” event.Similar to speed dating, with speed networking participants have the opportunity to network with many other business professionals in a very short period of time.A speed mentoring approach was successful in sharing knowledge among farmers' market managers with different levels of experience.Farmers and chefs used a more classic speed dating approach to forge new relationships and make deals.I could tell which was more likely by how fast participants shot out of their seats.
This article describes structured networking activities (also know as "speed dating") that succeed in enlivening meetings, strengthening networking, and improving learning.
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(Sociology) a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one.
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