Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Ideas Week 2016, in association with West Highland Collegeg UHI and The Oban Times, powered by No Fuss Events and hosted by The Moorings Hotel
Around Lochaber in 80 Tables in association with The Oban Times!
Speed Networking: A Quick Way to Expand your Business Contacts
This is a lively, fast paced event which is a lot of fun. Participants have brought business information, lots of good humour and a warm welcome to one another ….and fancy dress at least once (thank you BC Technologies)
Over the past 3 years Around Lochaber in 80 Tables has connected over 200 businesses to new business contacts and contracts and its past success has earned it a place in the 2016 Lochaber Ideas Week programme once again.
Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career or business. Around Lochaber in 80 Tables is a structured and fast paced networking event allowing participants to interact with others, typically in a series of brief one-on-one information exchanges. Participants readily share contact information with each other and decide themselves who they will follow up with.
This type of event can provide exposure to a lot of people in a short amount of time. It is a way to let others know who you are and what you are looking for, whether new customers or clients, business or sales leads, or a new job!
The event leader, Laurence Young will ring a bell, sound a buzzer, or blow a whistle to indicate the beginning and end of each round. Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and perhaps, business brochure. A few questions and answers back and forth can quickly clarify if there is any potential for a follow up phone call or meeting. At the halfway point, the conversation switches to the second person, who introduces themselves and their reason for attending. After a second exchange of information, the event leader rings a bell and you move on to the next person.
Over the next hour or two, you continue to meet individuals, one at a time. The event culminates with time allowed for open networking, either for talking to individuals you did not get to talk to, or seeking out someone who you met during the event and continuing the conversation.
We guarantee you will have fun. The fast pace of this kind of event contributes to a high level of energy in the room. The goal is to meet new individuals who can directly be of help to you. But it doesn’t stop there, each person you meet has a network of people they know and it may be one of them that is a good match for you. By meeting individuals at AROUND LOCHABER IN 80 TABLES you potentially ‘plug in’ to the people they know, extending your ability to expand your business and win more contracts.
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