Speed Networking: Brand and Promote Yourself in Three Minutes

October 2012

The accounting and consulting firm of Burr Pilger Mayer in Walnut Creek hosted the FWA East Bay’s Fall Speed Networking event on Wednesday evening, September 26. This event was attended by business, finance, and accounting professionals from around the Bay Area, representing firms such as Robert
Half International, Burr Pilger Mayer, Fehr & Peers, McDonalds USA, BBVA Compass, AT&T, Bank of the West, Working Solutions, and more.

Each attendee moved from seat to seat and met a new contact every three minutes. A script and set of questions helped guide the discussion, although con- versations flowed organically. Connections included new LinkedIn groups, referral opportunities, coffee follow-ups, and future event invitations. The process had everyone quickly introduced to new faces and industries, and proved that it only takes three minutes to connect to new people. —Contributed by Marion Donnelly

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