Our speed networking format is fast, fun + it works!
Ever heard of speed-networking?
Neither had we, until we discovered it in 2007 – and now we’re hooked!
Dip your toes into networking with a fun, fast and furious speed networking session. You’ve got one hour to network with as many people as possible in 1-2-1 breakout rooms, for 4 minutes at a time.
Every 6 weeks, a group of ambitious professionals get together online to meet like-minded individuals. Talk fast, listen well and grow your business – at lightning speed!
You don’t need to be a member, there’s no professional lockout and no need to make any public pitches, and you can come as often as you like.
List of all our events via EventBrite can be found here.
What is Speed Networking?
Speed Networking is great fun and a great way to meet a lot of people in a small amount of time.
No one profession rule
Just £10 a ticket
Find out about Speed60. Here’s our handy video to explain how Speed Networking works online and what to expect when you sign-up to our sessions.
Speed 60 Benefits to you
You have approx 8 -10 rounds per speed networking session
Informal networking before and after the session
Its upto you to connect with the people you didn’t speak to in the session
There is a larger number in one session
No one profession rule
Each round is a set time where you have a 1 on 1 with that person
Is there a set format for IWant2Network Speed60?
Yes! After a quick welcome you’ll be numbered or renamed. You’ll then be placed in a succession of online breakout rooms, so you can network 1:1 with as many people as possible in the hour. You’ll have up to 4 minutes in each room.
You’ll get a delegate sheet featuring contact details of everyone present, so you can follow up with any people you don’t get a chance to meet in a breakout room.
The meeting will be formally closed when everyone is back in the main room again.
How can I prepare for the speed networking sessions?
Practise your pitch so it sums up who you are, what you do + your target market. Remember it’s also really important to listen to the people who are speaking to you + think about who you can introduce them to + how you can help them.
Whats the cost to go along to Speed60?
There is no membership just book your ticket. Tickets are just £10 plus vat and Networking90 members get 50% off.
How many people can you expect?
We take upto 30 bookings on average we have about 20 – 24 turn up on the day
Why if it’s called speed60 do I have to turn up 30 mins before?
We renumber and rename everyone upon arrival. Believe it or not it takes a while to let everyone one into zoom and set you up in a way so you get to meet different people from different industries. Don’t worry no awkward silence as you get to meet some more people in virtual tea and coffee rooms. Once everyone is in we start the session
The IW2N Speed Networking event is well organised and attracts a diverse number of professions. What I particularly like is that during the event I will meet up to 20 people and be able to assess in my own time who I wish to follow up with to have a more in-depth conversation. This is in comparison to your typical events where you mingle and in the same time only meet up to four people and so IW2N events are a valuable use of business development time. I never hesitate to recommend IW2N events and a true credit to the event organisers is how it has seamlessly transitioned to an online format and so continues to facilitate business during this difficult time for everyone.
I joined Iwant2Network event for the first time in June through a recommendation of a friend, and found it to be great. The speed 1-2-1 sessions allowed for me to get to know people in a deeper level for a few minutes, so we could exchange details and take the conversion forward a little more than normal large group networking settings. It allowed for multiple 1-2-1s so it was also very efficient and effective. Would recommend you try it out!
I thoroughly enjoy the speed networking events that Lizzie hosts and have found them a great way to expand my professional network. The format works well and I have been able to meet a lot of people in a short time and then follow up for more in depth discussions after. I have been particularly impressed with how the running has been adapted during lockdown. I would happily recommend IW2N to friends and colleagues. I am looking forward to participating in Lizzie’s new event format in July.
I was fairly new to networking when I attended a speed networking event and I thought it was great. A really wide variety of people from all industries attend and you get to meet people you may in everyday life. Highly recommend if you want to broaden your network.
I absolutely enjoy the Speed Networking events, and have been attending them in person, but also virtually since Lockdown.
They are vibrant, fun and extremely well organised. They are also brilliant for my business as I have made some great contacts every time I have attended.