2014 - The Year of Meeting Awesome People!!
Speed Networking EVOLVED
Please note: This is NOT a SPEED DATING event. You will be talking to people of both genders to foster friendships.
Let’s face it, networking events these days are pretty much all the same; idle chit-chat about what you do, where you work, the weather, the economy and other mundane topics ... all the while never really getting to know the interesting and unique side of the person sitting right in front of you.
The best way to build solid, long-lasting friendships is to really get to know someone on a deeper, less superficial level to see if you like them as a person. But where does one find such an amazing environment?
We decided to break the mold and create something a little different!!
Experience meeting new people as you never imagined possible. Connect with fellow group members on a more authentic level in a fun and fast-paced environment.
How does this all work you ask?
Everyone will be seated in pairs of 2 … at the conclusion of 5 minutes one person will get up and move to the next table … and it will all begin again for a new round!
So what makes this so unique?
At the beginning of each round you will be given a fun and thought-provoking question to ask the person sitting in front of you to help break the ice and make the conversation easier and more playful. It’s up to you if you want to use the question or you can just jump right into your own conversation.
A few sample questions you might be asking and answering are:
- Complete this sentence: I am the most ___________ person you have ever met.
- If you could be anyone for a day (living or deceased), who would you be and why?
- If you had to explain the birds and the bees to a five year old child, what would you say?
- What’s one thing that never fails to make you smile?
At the end of the afternoon you will have met and built real rapport with close to half of the people at the event … try doing that a regular networking event!!
This unique workshop is facilitated by two trained professional life coaches.
Our facilitator’s for the event will be:
Barbara is a trained Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California and has been awarded a Practitioner Certification from NLP Canada.
In the past she has worked with the Toronto Business Development Centre as a business advisor to new entrepreneurs and she continues to coach business owners and private individuals in the areas of communication, leadership, creativity, accountability and entrepreneurship.
With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, Barbara also owns a successful special events company working with clients in the financial, automotive, communications, IT and retail industries.
Frank has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, an MBA in Strategy and is a veteran of many Fortune 500 Companies including Unilever, Roche, General Motors and Nissan.
Frank, originally from Montreal, is fluently bilingual and has a background as a full time College Professor teaching in The School of Business at George Brown College in the department of Marketing since 2002.
A passionate, authentic and accomplished speaker, mentor/coach and author, he has developed a unique tool kit to help clients transform and inspire audiences. He is the Chief Authenticity Officer of 2BFRANK, www.2BFRANK.ca.
He is a Tony Robbins-trained coach (2008) and is certified as a Co- Active Coach (CPCC) (2009) through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. An avid and prolific writer, he has written and self-published 4 books including his latest “Motorcycling: A Lifelong Passion”.
Additionally, Frank is continuously involved in giving back to the community running men’s circles and dating improvement groups.
Start off 2014 with a memorable afternoon of conversational adventure…
Who knows who you could meet!!!
Come early and have lunch.