Preparing for a ‘speed dating’ networking event


It’s natural to be nervous before an organised networking event – or that’s what I’m telling myself anyway. Today I attended my first, and it was in a ‘speed dating’ set up, where PR students moved from table to table to meet PR professionals from the North East. Now, speed dating set alarm bells off in my head as soon as I heard about it. One-on-one, 15 minute conversations with a room full of new people- scary! But honestly, it wasn’t anywhere as scary as I thought. It turned out to be so useful and I ended up enjoying myself.

So, I thought I’d share some tips that I wish I’d had, on how to prepare for a networking event to ease those nerves..Read More »