Much like a trivia or karaoke night, hosting a speed dating event is sure to bring more customers through your doors, boost sales, and allow you to show off your restaurant as fun, welcoming, and the place to be.Whether you have 10 participants or 50, you'll also leave with a few extra dollars in your pocket through registration or cover fees. Be sure to also have your bar open and stocked, as a drink or two can go a long way towards helping participants relax and open up.Each date lasts between 3 and 10 minutes, giving the pair time to get to know each other while also keeping them from being stuck with a bad match for too long.During the dating portion of the evening, a predetermined group of individuals will stay seated at the same tables throughout the night, while the rest of the participants will move from table to table.
Prepare a short elevator speech which summarizes key elements of your work and educational history as well as what you're thinking about regarding your future career path.
Business cards are often exchanged during speed networking events, and participants who hit it off can seek further opportunities for a one-on-one exchange.
This might take place at a reception after the speed networking component of an event or on another day over a cup of coffee.
Make sure your business card includes, in addition to your contact information, a reference to your Linked In profile or another website containing a detailed summary on your professional background.
Showing a genuine interest in your partners during speed networking programs will help you to develop a solid rapport with other participants.
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