The first ever speed networking session by The Wellness Insider was held on Wednesday night in the cosy settings of Soulfit Studio with fourteen wellness practitioners, whose specialties range from body fitness, health products to genetic-related fields. The number of attendees were limited in order to ensure that everyone had the chance to meet everyone else and thus, have a more productive two hours of networking. Many discussions were carried out, and many broached on the topic of marketing and advertising. Some admitted that after a bit of hesitation they got their clicks from TheMarketingHeaven.com or some other social media marketing company in order to be more visibile on social media.
The Wellness Insider’s founder and session organiser, Melissa Fann, chaired the networking session to the rotating fashion of speed dating. Each participant was given three minutes to pitch themselves to their partner before switching turns. After both parties have ‘presented’ themselves, one side will rotate to the next person and repeat the same process over until everyone has been acquainted around the table. Needless to say, the manner and scale of networking is more intimate than most networking events.
The participants deeply engaged in conversation
During the conventional networking function, participants typically rush to make as many connections as possible and fail to spend time developing adequate rapport with potential business partners. Another mistake made is blending into the crowd and waiting by the bar or wall, hoping to meet a business representative relevant to their requirements. However, networking to the fashion of speed dating allows everybody to be mutually acknowledged and establishes a platform to network more efficiently, opening up opportunities that they might have missed had it been an ordinary networking session.
Our wellness bachelors/bachelorettes lining together to commemorate the fruitful session
The atmosphere was constantly buzzing with energy as the participants worked through the party. Even after the session ended, our participants were still mingling with their new found business associates and arranging further meet-ups. All of this eventually died down when the venue had to be closed for the day before our participants went on their way.
We would like to thank our venue sponsor SoulFit Studios, our preferred beverage of the evening – Three Legs Cooling Water as sponsored by Wen Ken, as well as all the participants who made this event a success! If you would like to know about our next session, do sign up for our mailing list so that you will be kept in the loop.
Photographer: Matthew Yeo
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