Speed Dating Tips: What to Ask, What to Wear, and More
Lessons Learned By A Former Speed-Dating Event Coordinator - Role Reboot
What's speed networking and how can it help your career? Speed networking is like speed dating for professionals. It evolved from the speed dating model of meeting a lot of people in a short amount of time. Speed networking is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who don't know each other. A variety of methods can be used to structure interaction, with a common thread being the rotation of participants so that each person gets the opportunity to interact with every other person attending the event.
A while ago, someone wrote in to ask me about advice on dressing for speed-dating. At the time, it seemed to me an easy question. Then I actually did it. From my own experience and those of my friends, I have gleaned that the following things are specific to the medium and of vital importance.
Speed dating is a process that allows single people the opportunity to meet many prospective romantic matches in one place at scheduled speed dating events. The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like. After the "dating" sessions conclude, participants take notes and score or rank each of the people they were paired up with.