Chamber members often tell us that the reason they joined the chamber is to help them achieve their business growth goals. Whether you are a business looking for sales opportunities or a charity looking for support, speed networking is an effective way to identify a number of potential contacts in one evening.
Speed networking is for everyone! The only criteria for being good at speed networking are:
A passion for your business.
The ability to listen for 1 minute at a time.
To maximise the benefits of your evening you could:
Prepare and learn your ‘elevator pitch’, describing your business, product offering or requirements in under 1 minute. Focus on ‘what’s in it for them’ and say something memorable!
Practice your listening skills. Be open minded and read body language to really hear what the other person is saying
Think strategically. Look for potential opportunities that may be for the longer term or even an extension to your current business activities
Take plenty of business cards brochures etc, paper and pen. For speed, annotate the other person’s business card at the time with a quick comment about next steps (e.g. email info, call to discuss, meet or hold.) Add date and event to each card afterwards.
The superb Cheltenham Park Hotel is our venue for the event. With Wine & Canapés, ample parking and great facilities the evening promises to be both enjoyable and fruitful. Also, there will be networking for those of you not wishing to participate directly.
Book your FREE place now. For the smooth running of the event, we would be grateful if you could let us know in advance if you need to cancel.
Non Members are welcome at a cost of £5.00