As an introvert who networks for business and life, my favorite events are at Blitztime. While it’s only 4 months of networking here, the results speak for themselves! If you are an introvert, or if you are shy, or even if you are an extrovert not finding the results you want from your own networking, then please read on to find out 5 reasons why this is THE place you can find new connections, even leverage previous ones and then find yourself in a most attractive position to get what you want in networking.
More intimate. You log in at your computer, pick up your telephone to dial in and all in the privacy of your home office or office. In minutes you will be having a number of one-to-one conversations. This is as private as private can get when it’s more than one person!
Minimal distractions. It’s likely the most distraction there will be is happy children or happy pets in your household – unless you are a multi-tasker. [Note: multi-tasking is highly overrated so quit it anyway.] As you are on your computer and telephone there are no people around, no drinking, no eating along with the chewing and accidental spitting. You are actually pleasantly focused on the networking at hand.
More focused. How is it you are more focused? After a usual 20 to 30 minute educational topic, you are whisked into a number of private one-to-one usually just 6 minute, get acquainted conversations. If you are at your computer you see the person’s picture and profile. At the very least with just a telephone in hand, you are starting a conversation with a possible customer, connector to others, or joint venture partner.
Unlimited opportunities. After the first two free events you could be hooked! At $19.95 a month – no car trip, no finding a parking space, no traffic – you can attend as many events as you want. For me just once a week is energizing enough.
Follow-up built right in. Follow-up is the achilles heel for 80% of salespeople. Not to worry though because Blitztime makes it so easy to make that first touch point of follow-up. Moments after the event ends, with a brief crafted, “A pleasure to meet you and let’s connect further,” kind of message, you select the person’s name who you had a one-to-one conversation with and send them an email. This is the time to exchange all contact information if you want to further the relationship.
To date I’ve had 190 conversations.
The results: 1 client, several ebook clients, 4 collaborative partners, 2 potential speaking engagements, 1 fabulous find where I can buy restaurant coupons for just $3 or less, several new found friends and a renewed hope for – consummate networking.
For me, it’s even easier than a BNI meeting – with faster and better results.
Have you tried Blitztime? What have you found about it – good, bad or indifferent?