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VECCI Speed Networking – August 2014

By August 28, 2014News

VECCI, the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce of Industry, holds regular speed networking events, with the aim of encouraging businesses to network and foster business discussions.

One of the challenges with speed networking, where you are limited to a 60 second timeframe, is the inability to undertake substantial discussion. We find it is useful to use the time in speed networking to discuss respective strengths and therefore suggest a further meeting.

This approach ensures that both businesses are able to identify potential collaboration, or a strategic fit, while recognising that these discussions require further time to explore.

Speed Networking is an opportunity to meet a large number of businesses, offering a diverse range of products and services. It is not a forum for in-depth discussion, so it is important to quickly identify potential opportunities for further dialogue.

We have found VECCI’s Speed Networking Events to be particularly beneficial and it is great to see a range of familiar and new faces at each session.

Alex Makin

Author Alex Makin

In a career spanning over fifteen years, Alex has been instrumental in transforming, reinvigorating and growing the capacity of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He is a visionary who understands the big picture. Alex’s expertise is a Certified Practising Marketer and as Chair of the Victorian State Council of the Australian Marketing Institute. Alex is also an accomplished speaker, author and mentor and former Mayor and Councillor for the City of Maroondah.

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