How to set up a speed dating event
Participants will be satisfied with the results and a satisfied participant is much more likely to return.
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Encourage participants to pre-schedule appointments with each other as soon as possible.
Since procrastination is part of human nature, provide time during one of the general sessions for participants to send and reply to connection requests.
My friends say its easy but they have yet to come up with an answer and our event looms closer and closer. At this point, my head hurts and it's taking more time to tell my guests who to meet than they spend meeting them. (edit: lots of questions about the table setup and who they are suppose to meet. (Each person in the top row "meets" the corresponding person just below in the bottom row.) 1) (#1:4) (#2:5) (#3:6) (#4:1) (#5:2) (#6:3) For sixteen people, sort them into four groups of four: A, B, C, D.
We are shooting for n = 20 but my gut says n has to be a power of 2 for this to work. Assume whatever table arrangement works, we have a variety. Then seat them at two tables of eight: ABAB CDCD ABAB CDCD then ACAC BDBD ACAC BDBD then ADAD BCBC ADAD BCBC Rotate the people within A, and those within B, etc, so they meet everyone within their own group.
Associations face a similar challenge, members who are not satisfied with the quality of networking won’t renew their memberships.
Sometimes, event organizers assume that networking will happen automatically.
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If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.
At the end of the evening, remind everyone to give their colleagues a “heads up” about who will be contacting them and the reason for their contact.