Ugh! Not another networking event! (insert face palm) Let’s face it, networking can suck, especially if you’re an introvert; however, even extroverts find networking events to be tedious too. Everyone isn’t into self-promotion, some people just want to help by sharing ideas, participate in brainstorming exercises, and learn new ways of doing things. However, you can’t position yourself to do any of these things without the dreaded networking opportunities.
Swapping business cards, meeting up for a quick drink during Happy Hour is the networking of yesterday. Sure, you might meet some new interesting people who by the time the event is over know a little bit more about the work that you do. Now ask yourself, how often do you find the person that you need for your team at a basic networking event? Did your business or brand grow as a result of that “basic” networking event?
The fashion, design, textile, and retails industries are in a tailspin! People work too hard, invest a lot of time and much money, and need way more than the typical and dare we say shallow networking experience. After surviving a global pandemic, people need purposeful interactions and exercises that generate valuable conversations, and that lay the path for meaningful collaborative exchanges. Introducing A Brain Dating Networking Experience as only (DE-FI) can produce!
So what is this Brain Dating thing that we speak of? First, take some deep breaths, it’s not a hookup event…well at least not in the traditional “dating” sense. However, we are using some “dating” concepts to help you build your brand and/or team. For example, when you’re dating, odds are you have specific list of attributes, characteristics, or shared interest that you are looking for in your significant other…now take that same concept and apply it to your business or brand; who are you looking for to fill that void in your brand or business? What skills do they possess? What characteristics will they have? Write down the answers to these questions and get ready to get your “Date On” sew to speak. Ok, so if you’re happily married or in a committed relationship and aren’t to comfortable with the term “Brain Dating” …how’s “Brain Dayton” WERKing out for you? See what we did there?
But seriously, think about it, what if at the next “networking” event you attended, you connected with the exact person who could ultimately help you think through whatever hurdle or barrier that is preventing you from reaching the next level? The House of (DE-FI)ance’s Brain Dating Experience is all about knowledge sharing conversations. Our 45-minute Business-to-Business, Business-to-Customer, and Customer-to Business Brain Dating Experiences are just as much about learning from the presenters as they are about learning from fellow attendees to build more relevant networks.
Are you ready for curated conversations? Who needs Google when you can Brain Date with (DE-FI)? We'll see you the first Friday of every month. Become a MEMBER today! #ThisIsOurHouse
Are you looking for a fun and creative opportunity for your kids to learn and thrive this summer? A Generation of (DE-FI)ance Camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to explore creativity, self expression, and business all while tackling project management, learning to sew, creating a fashion line, and producing their own #FashionExperience. Registration is open and financial support is available.