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Speed Networking: A Quick Way to Expand Your FEI Milwaukee Connections


Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to manage their career. Join fellow FEI Milwaukee members, potential members, and partners as we gather at Bavarian Bierhaus for an evening of conversation, reconnection and of course great food and drinks!

Suggested Prep for Speed Networking (The business version of speed dating.)
  • Practice a 60-second statement that includes your name and title/occupation. Many people like speed networking because you get right to the point and there is no time for small talk (but there will be time for that later over food and drinks).
  • Have a supply of business cards on hand.
  • It’s helpful to have a pen and notepad with you.

During the Event
  • First of all, have fun! The fast pace of this kind of event contributes to a high level of energy in the room.
  • Usually, 2-5 minutes are allowed for each round; the leader will inform the group about the time frame.
  • At the signal, end your conversation immediately and move, or allow the other person to move, to next person. You can always continue conversations later.