What is Speed Networking you ask? You've heard of Speed-Dating, an organized event attended by dozens of single people who talk briefly to potential partners and create a mutual interest. Combine this with the idea of making professional, rather than romantic, contacts, and what do you get? - Speed Networking. It is a method of making a potential business contact by briefly talking to a series of people at an organized event and exchanging contact details. The exact arrangements vary, but in a typical speed networking event, people are given five minutes or less to talk to a potential contact, and are then moved on ? often to the sound of a buzzer. At the end of the meeting, business cards can be exchanged, thereby sowing the seeds for a new commercial relationship.


"Speed networking, as it's more often known, is a relatively new urban trend, increasingly popular in a world where social capital (i.e. who we know and how they can help us) is prized."
(The Guardian, 7th February 2005)

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  • May 13 · 6:30 PM

    Agoura Hills Speed Networking Event

    9 Professionals | 5.00

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    Networking Mixer to Benefit for Ramon Olivas...

    10 Professionals | 5.00

    We would like to get together to raise money for Ramon's Family and send him our well wishes. We will have a very large card for everyone to sign to send their wishes.... Learn more
  • September 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM

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    10 Professionals | 5.00

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  • July 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Calabasas Speed Networking Event

    10 Professionals | 5.00

    SoCal SpeedNetworking is the premier solution to help you expand your network by bringing the professional working community an innovative solution to enhance networking... Learn more
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    Speed Networking Northridge

    13 Professionals

    Sponsored by Kerrie Thornton. SoCal SpeedNetworking is the premier solution to help you expand your network by bringing the professional working community an innovative... Learn more
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