I am one of those few people who actually really enjoys networking. For me, networking is comfortable and familiar. I treat the events like the cocktail parties I have attended all my life, wandering from group to group getting to know each of the people as individuals.
At this SPEED networking event organized by The Fuchsia Factory I was thrown out of my comfort zone. I had 3 minutes to talk to every woman there – 1.5 minutes for me, 1.5 minutes for her. Only 3 minutes! Imagine! I either made a connection, or I didn’t. I found myself just getting interested in a person when a bell rang and it was time to move on.
After I got home, I was amazed at how much I had learned from these 30 other women (many small business owners) in such a small amount of time. There are a few I want to highlight below for my REFINED. readers.
Kim – Mother’s Core Fitness :: Training the muscles inside your body before, during, and after pregnancy that will help with delivery, incontinence, etc. – AMAZING!
Elke – Cake For You :: She can make a cake that resembles a Chanel purse – ’nuff said.
Melissa – National Film Board (NFB) :: Did you know that the NFB has over 5000 titles you can view for free and $6 screenings every Thursday? They also offer animation classes for kids and adults where the group designs and films a short animation flick together. I was amazed!
Marlen – Marlen James Photography :: Boudoir photography – sexy pics for sexy women! How liberating!
Carrie – Pink Elephant Communications :: An amazingly honest and open communicator, who blew me away with her ability to express. Her own first impression is as brilliant as the one she creates for brands.
Evangelina – At Your Home Cooking :: Imagine coming home from work, groceries bought, dinner made, table set, kitchen clean. These women do that for you. They are the complete package.