Ever hear the saying “It’s not what you know but who you know?”
The Sophisticates Networking Group in Tampa Bay is introducing their own spin on a new way of networking. Their carefully crafted Speed Networking luncheon events will be held twice a month, in two different locations on either side of the bay. They are VIP, invitation-only events of carefully hand-picked invitees from many different industries. “This helps insure that people aren’t networking with the same small group of direct sales people every time” cofounder Angelina Clarke- Kares explains “we will have people in different industries attending, so there are fresh, new faces at each luncheon. As the months go by, our Speed Networking Events will grow bigger and bigger.”
Their events include a delicious lunch for attendees and business exposure. “Our goal is to have people come away with a handful of great, new leads and contacts. We want professionals to have something to look forward to, monthly. That’s why we will hold these on either side of the bay, so it is easy for people to get to, no matter what area they work in.”
Their Speed Networking Events are also set up to spotlight various local businesses. Companies large and small will have the opportunity to sponsor the monthly events.
According to Entrepreneur.com, “Speed networking programs are showing up all around the world. These events tend to be a fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings. Speed networking programs generally involve people meeting each other one at a time for a short interval and then moving on to the next person in line.”
Their next Speed Networking Event is May 28th, at FlameStone Grill in Oldsmar, so keep your eyes on your mailbox Tampa Bay! You may be one of the lucky invitees.
The Sophisticates Speed Networking events are invitation only. Do you want to nominate someone to attend? Want information on being a sponsor and getting exposure for your business at these Speed Networking events? Email them: Info@TheSophisticates.org Or call 813-428-8045.
For those who are unable to attend a Savvy Speed Networking event, The Sophisticates also offer a complimentary once-a-month “Think Tank” Business Breakfast where members are allowed to invite one guest to meet the group. They take turns over breakfast, brainstorming on each person’s business dilemma or a business topic that each person wants to discuss. Everyone gets a turn and comes away with fresh, new ideas and a feeling of being supported. To be informed when and where the monthly business meetings are, you can email: Info@TheSophisticates.org and they will add you to the list. Or become a member and get discounts at all events: TheSophisticates.org
They are changing the face of business networking!
“In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.” ~ Lee Iacocca