Speed dating host instructions
Most speed networking events begin in an open room for Participants to mingle. The moderator will place time limits on the participants interactions, telling them when the time intervals have expired.
if the event calls for participants to moved to preassigned tables or groups, the moderator will facilitate this.
I tried to go in with an open mind, and figured if I didn’t meet anyone or get a match, at least I tried something new.
I wound up matching with 3 men I had not come across before and went out with all of them, going on several dates with 2 out of the 3.
Although the techniques for speed dating and speed networking can be similar – participants paired or grouped together for the purpose of introduction – the practices differ in their end goals.
A typical station-based speed networking event may yield 7 to 10 contacts during an hour-long event.
The host opens the first round of meetings, usually with a bell or buzzer.
The two participants in each meeting introduce themselves, briefly summarizing their business histories and goals.
In the Round Robin model, participants meet each other sequentially in random pairings.
To facilitate movement of participants, the chairs in the room are often organized in two circles or facing rows of desks.