conference connect – making networking work

Creative_Enterprise_Conference_Oct13_052_zps447b872chow often is the Networking Time included in a conference event actually taken up with having a cup of coffee with the person you arrived with, or the first person you met at breakfast?

changing cultures has an easily transferable model – originally developed for the hugely successful Creative Pie conferences at the Belgrade Theatre – which we can modify for your particular audience, to help your event shine, by:-

–  inviting delegates to create online contacts prior to the event, with  profiling that goes beyond the normal, dry, “what is your business?” questions – generating enthusiasm for the event in advance.

–  using design expertise to create an environment to inspire conversation, and an atmosphere that expands the impact of your conference beyond the presentations and exhibitions.

–  utilising some really brilliant technology to make linking contacts really easy and – yes, it’s true – fun!

–  bringing hugely experienced and effective facilitators to ensure that contacts and conversations abound; in person; via social media and networks; and with a constantly updated visual representation in situ so delegates can keep up to date with the ever increasing relationship-building at your event.

–  extending this contact and community online, after the conference, to bring additional value and impact beyond the event itself.

–  adding value to the experience and therefore encouraging repeat attendance and growth in profile year on year.

email nicola@changingcultures.org to discuss how changing cultures could support your conference or event.

“changing culturesConference Connect idea is brilliant – it gently pulls people out of their boring, British, bad-at-networking, don’t-talk-till-spoken-to, don’t-meet-anyone manner, and makes them far better, fun and engaging networkers. When you hear about it, yes, it sounds a bit cheesy, but when you see and experience it at work, it’s magic. At the event I attended, lots of awkward strangers soon became a bunch of buzzing conversationalists. And everyone seemed to be making good connections. I know I did.”   James Wallman , LS:N Global – The Future Laboratory

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1 Response to conference connect – making networking work

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