• CHAMBER EVENT: Virtual Speed Networking

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    Name: CHAMBER EVENT: Virtual Speed Networking
    Date: August 20, 2020
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Promote your business easily, quickly and effectively from anywhere! 


    Join the Navarre Chamber for a virtual speed networking event on Thursday, August 20 at 4 pm.  


    Small businesses, entrepreneurs, authors, start-ups, non-profits, business organizations, etc. are all welcome to this interactive virtual event!


    It’s fast. It’s fun. And it could be very good for your business/organization!


    Speed Networking is our way of helping you build connections – faster! 


    While the clock is counting down, you’ll be able to interact virtually with other professionals, gain valuable visibility and market your company’s products and/or services.


    You will be sent to small breakout "rooms" to meet one-on-one and connect with others, exchange information, and promote your business/organization easily and effectively. 


    We're not going to let social distancing stop us from networking. 
    Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday, August 20 at 4 pm for virtual speed networking through the magic of Zoom! 
    Working from home and social distancing does not mean you can’t promote your business or make new connections. We give you a platform to do just that! Join our Virtual Speed Networking event and promote your business easily, quickly, and effectively from anywhere! Just tune in from your phone, tablet, or computer for the opportunity to expand your business connections.
    DRESS CODE: Presentable
    • Welcome from host
    • 5 min presentation from key speaker
    • We will use Zoom breakout zooms to setup a series of 1-2-1 meetings
    How to make your 1-2-1 meetings more effective
    1-2-1 meetings are an important element of business networking. They help build relationships, develop trust, and identify areas of potentially working together in one way or another. One of the most effective ways for achieving this is by sharing real life stories with each other. 
    The great thing is that we naturally do this when we are with friends and sharing stories helps to speed up the relationship.  It is just as important for you to get the other person to share their story as it is for you to tell your own.
    The following are 5 different categories of story.  .
    Background Story
    “How did you get started in business?”;  or
    “What were you doing before you became a sales trainer and consultant?”
    When doing a first 1-2-1, always start by asking the other person about their background. It’s a great icebreaker and you get to learn so much more about the person when you understand their journey.
    Company story
    “So what’s the story behind the name of your business?
    “How did you come up with the name?”
    This is similar to a background story but you are asking about the background of the company or organization. This works equally well for someone who is an employee of an organization as for the founder of a company.

    Product story
    “How did you come to do what you are doing?”; or
    The product story is like a background story but it’s about a specific product or service.
    Example story
    “So what do you actually do?”; or
    “What kind of clients do you work with?”
    The best way to tell this type of story, when asked what you do, is to keep the story focused on a specific client and why they came to you. Even though the question sounds like they want to know what you literally did, they are normally more interested in learning more about your clients and how they benefited from working with you.
    The Catch-up story
    “What have you been up to lately?”;  or
    “What are you doing these days?”
    This is more a question for people you have not spoken to for a while and is great because it can be answered in a number of ways. You can choose what to focus on including work, home life, or hobbies. You can even launch into a product story and talk about your exciting new product or tell an example story about a client you have recently finished working with.
    founder of a company.

    Your punctuality is appreciated for this event.


    The Navarre Chamber wants to ensure we can still provide our members and the community the events and services they have come to expect, while also putting their well being and safety first. 


    For the time being, we will continue holding virtual meetings and networking events using Zoom as we continue to put all of our in person events and meetings on hold. 


    We look forward to getting back to “LIVE” events when it's safe to do so. In the meantime, we are grateful everyone is enjoying our virtual events.  


    Engage and share with us to stay visible and discover new things!

    Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!

    Pre-Registration Required:

    You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Virtual Speed Networking
    Time: August 13 at 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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