Head spinning, lost my voice, but great buzz and lots of connections made!
If you haven't tried it yet, then get yourself along to an Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's Speed Networking event!
If you struggle (like I do) to just mingle at networking events and nudge your way into a conversation in the hope of giving yourself any chance of even mentioning your business, then don't worry as this event has it covered for you!
A guaranteed 2 mins with everyone in the room, business cards flowing freely and actually the time restrictions resulting in everyone just getting to the point, is a really refreshing experience. 🙂
Lots of laughter is had, as we all dash from table to table, often leaving drinks, bags, scarves etc behind and then speedily retrieving them. The experience however, for a natural introvert like myself, actually feels much more light hearted than a traditional approach and far less intimidating.
I know I have my turn to speak without trying to create an opening, and actually that makes it much easier to really listen to, and understand what others are offering. Everyone keeps their story short and sweet, ensuring the listener can spot the potential value really quickly.
This feels like a really efficient and effective way to simply get your story out to as many people as possible, in a positive and engaging way, and then those that you have a synergy with or an interest in as a potential supplier or customer can take it from there to start building those relationships!
Many thanks as always to the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce for organising and of course keeping us all in line!
Audrey Boyers (MaxCap Founder)