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What is Speed Networking?

By December 12, 2013

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Business CardWhat's speed networking? Speed networking is like speed dating in a business setting. It evolved from the speed dating model of meeting a lot of people in a short amount of time.

Speed network is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who don't know each other. It takes some of the stress out of meeting new career contacts because you only have a few minutes, at most, to chat with each participant.

Where can you find speed networking events? College alumni groups, chamber of commerce groups, professional organizations, and college and corporate orientation programs may all use a variation of speed networking to develop relationships among participants.

Here's more on how speed networking works, tips for partipating in speed networking events, and questions to ask during the program.

Read More: Speed Networking Questions to Ask | Career Networking Events | Types of Career Networking Events

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