Jon Landers | creativejon
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What makes a successful networking event...

Jan 1st 2013 at 10:24 AM

I have often wondered why most networking events that are promoted for business professionals to make new contacts are usually held at a bar, club or restaurant where you don't have full control of the venue space. Normally, it is being used by the general public as well and that gives the venue the right to blast any kind of music they want to raise the noise level so that one has to scream to be heard.

I find this kind of networking most non-functional. I would usually arrvive at these events at least a half hour before it's scheduled time, just so I could talk at a normal voice level with those that arrived early like myself. It's not really the quantity of people that attend as it is the quality of the people that attend.

So, that is why I am trying a new way to host an event in a completely controlled venue where I can decide when and how loud any music will be. In fact, at my new monthly events, there will be an hour of networking before and after any music performance with absolutely no background music whatsoever to allow those that attend to really get to talk with one another without having to yell. In addition, will be educating those that attend in baby steps on how to network more effectively that will be easier to learn than any other type of learning experience out there.

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