>> Thursday, July 5, 2012
We hope that you are excited for our future meet ups. In preparation, we thought we'd explain a bit about the method we use at our events and why we think you'll love it.
If you've ever been to one of our events in the past, you know the system: you arrive, check in, and then hand over any and all marketing materials you brought with you. That's right, we rob you of your networking paraphernalia right at the door. Why? Because that's not what this is primarily about. Let us explain...
At It's Better Together, we put a lot of time into building a community of likeminded young artists and business owners. We aim to be an oasis in a sea of boring networking gigs. We want your authentic self. The you that you are when you aren't trying to make a killer first impression for your business. We want you to form relationships based on common interests and personality instead of on who can help you with your career the most. That way, no one feels taken advantage of or pressured. Feel free to talk about your business, your passions, what you do and why. We want you to truly CONNECT.
When you leave, we will have little "goodie bags" put together with everyone's business cards in them. So don't worry, you'll get everyone's info and they will get yours. Aim to bring about 30 copies of your card or marketing piece just to be safe and if you're really ambitious about it, check the eventbrite page the day before the event to see how many people are singed up so you know how many cards to bring.
That is the It's Better Together method of networking. We love it and it has worked so amazingly well for all our past events that we plan on carrying this happy little tradition on to future events as well!