Speed Networking Events Reduce Event Planning Stress

Speed Networking Events Reduce Event Planning Stress

In today's event planning industry, event coordinators and CMPs are being pulled in many different directions. They often have to juggle a variety of tasks, spreading themselves thin over the course of many events. No wonder why the Event Coordinator job is often ranked as “one of the top 5 most stressful careers.” –CareerCast.com

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First Ever SpeedNetworking Event in Chile

First Ever SpeedNetworking Event in Chile

SpeedNetworking.com had the pleasure of working with AmCham Chile to produce the first ever SpeedNetworking event in Chile. This was an exciting opportunity for AmCham Chile to provide its members with a structured networking event with targeted connections . The purpose of the event was to connect local business professionals in a peer-to-peer setting to discover new business opportunities, discuss challenges and expand their professional networks.

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A New Way To Engage Your Sponsors

Event planners are always looking for new, unique and cost-effective ways to engage sponsors at their events. Sponsorship packages continue to change as new technological applications are introduced to events but ultimately sponsors want to see a return on their investment. How a sponsor measure ROI can vary from one sponsoring organization to the next. Traditionally, it boils down to 2 primary forms of measurement: Exposure and the opportunity to connect with qualified prospects. 

The SpeedNetworking.com program offers a variety of unique ways for sponsors to gain exposure AND connect one-on-one with potential leads. 

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SpeedNetworking.com Partners with #1 Liberal Arts School in America

SpeedNetworking.com (Speed Networking Solutions, LLC) recently worked with US News' #1 ranked Liberal Arts School, Williams College for a student and alumni mentoring event. The Speed Networking event was in coordination with the Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN), which hosts the annual Bolin Legacy Weekend. 

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Hosted Buyer/Seller Event - Case Study

The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) was looking for more effective processes to connect manufacturers and suppliers whom would benefit from meeting one another at their annual convention and trade show. While the NATM hosts a variety of events they were focused on enhancing the networking process and wanted a turn-key solution that provided targeted meetings in a structured environment to ensure a ROI for the attendees.

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SpeedNetworking.com Facilitates Over 200,000 Targeted Business Connections

Chicago - Feb 25th, 2016 - Speednetworking.com (Speed Networking Solutions, LLC) has been providing proprietary matching software and event management services since 2010 to clients around the globe. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, internationally recognized trade associations and conferences, alumni associations, and professional networking groups. The company's customized matchmaking program has been voted as one of the best breakout sessions by conference attendees in 2016. In a poll of over 2,000 participants, an overwhelming 96% stated that they would like to participate in another SpeedNetworking.com networking session.

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Michael Slater - President & Founder of SpeedNetworking.com

Michael Slater - President & Founder of SpeedNetworking.com

Michael's passion for networking and connecting professionals prompted him to start SpeedNetworking.com in 2001 as a way to help improve networking for organizations he was a part of; and he never looked back. He has traveled around the world to produce SpeedNetworking events for a variety of organizations, including Fortune 100 Companies, international trade associations, colleges & universities, and many more. As a board member of numerous professional organizations, Michael fully understands the value of networking for long-lasting relationships and often travels to speak on the importance of networking.

We spoke with Michael to ask a few questions about professional networking and SpeedNetworking.com.

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Case Study: Trade Association Networking Event

We produce a variety of events around the world for varying organizations (Fortune 100 Companies, Trade Associations, Alumni Groups, Business Networking Groups, etc.) and each event has a unique set of objectives and matching parameters. We put together a case study from a recent conference, which was produced by an international trade association.  

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Forrester CXSF & Digital Business Events Include SpeedNetworking.com

Forrester CXSF & Digital Business Events Include SpeedNetworking.com

We recently teamed up with Forrester for their CX SF event in San Francisco, as well as their Digital Business event in Chicago. SpeedNetworking.com helped plan and produce targeted networking sessions to connect their attendees (users of Forrester Products). This was an exciting opportunity to attendees to discuss industry challenges, explore new business opportunities, review Forrester products, and create meaningful new business relationships during a breakout session.

 

 

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Chicagoland Chamber & Crain's Small Business Week Speed Networking Event

Chicagoland Chamber & Crain's Small Business Week Speed Networking Event

The annual Speed Networking event with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Crain's Small Business week took networking to a new level yesterday evening! Over 70 participants head to the IL CPA Society to engage in a fun evening of connections. 700+ new targeted connections were made over the course of 90-minutes and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive from attendees.

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Hottest Networking Event in Chicago!

Back by popular demand, the hottest networking event in Chicago is happening again! The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Crain's Chicago Business have teamed up in conjunction with Crain's Small Business week to put together an engaging evening of Speed Networking for Small Businesses. This is an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow small business professionals in a fun, structured, targeted environment.

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Speed Networking for Colleges & Universities

In today’s world, alumni are being pulled in many directions and have many options when it comes to joining professional organizations. Alumni are being solicited not only by their alma mater, but by professional trade associations, networking groups, religious affiliations, social organizations and other related commitments. Many alumni associations are experiencing decreased numbers at in-person networking events as the competition engages them with other alternatives. As the needs of alumni change, it is imperative that alumni associations continue to reevaluate their networking strategies to meet the changing needs of their alumni.  Each year new resources are developed to better help engage people for their specific needs it's important to stay up-to-date on new event trends for your alumni organization.

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35,000,000 Speed Networking Results - You're Not Alone!

If you Google "speed networking" you will receive nearly 35 million results. THIRTY-FIVE MILLION!! Think you're alone when it comes to producing a speed networking event? You're not! Speed networking continues to be one of the fastest growing forms of networking in the world and for good reason. There is a time and a place for all different types of networking events but if your organization hasn't considered speed networking before, it might be time to reconsider.

Here are 4 key benefits of Speed Networking for attendees, as well as event hosts:

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Tinder & Speed Networking

Tinder and Forbes have partnered to create a speed-networking app for the 30-under-30 conference. This is a unique way for professionals to connect with one another at an event and further proves that speed networking is a truly effective way to network. Throw in a matching software like SpeedNetworking.com and you've got a real recipe for networking success!

http://www.ibtimes.com/beyond-swipe-tinder-steps-biz-networking-forbes-partnership-2040084

A Simple Event Solution To Connect Buyers & Sellers

In the world of conferences, trade shows and expos, there is a constant battle to effectively connect buyers and sellers. Let me rephrase, there is a constant battle to effectively connect the RIGHT buyers and sellers. This is a challenge that a number of our partners face and is something we hear quite often while talking with event planners. Unfortunately, there is no perfect solution and there may never be one, as the needs of buyers/sellers can vary so drastically from event-to-event.

What if there was a program that was marketable to both buyers and sellers that produced qualified, targeted matches, it didn’t involve buyer bombardment (sellers/suppliers constantly sending meeting requests to buyers) and had ample opportunity for sponsorship revenue built into it. Would this be worth exploring?

We have developed a uniquely effective, structured buyer/seller program that focuses on 3 key areas:

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How Long Should Your Speed Networking Event Last?

Are you thinking about producing your own Speed Networking event but not sure how long the event should last, how long each round should be, or how many rounds that event should have? No worries! You’re not alone. We put together a quick overview to help guide you through the process of planning your next speed networking event.

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