Everyone hates networking. But we all want to get & give great advice, exchange ideas, and hack our business problems.
How many times have you gone to conferences or events hoping to connect with your idols, only to find that approaching them is just TOO awkward?
It's equally frustrating for the people you're hoping to meet. Industry icons are people too. They want to help others. But just don’t have the time to mentor everyone individually. That’s why I created Speed Mentoring. To help you get actual face time with some of the industry's best minds.
Speed Mentoring has been offered in San Francisco, NYC, London, and Atlanta as well as in Austin at #SXSW2015. And a new app that lets you connect in real time via video chat is coming soon.
How does it work? In each Speed Mentoring session, Mentors and Mentees meet in a fast-paced setting, ask and answer questions & have the option of making a long-term connection. Mentees have a chance to speak openly with industry leaders, get career advice and hack business problems. And leaders are able to speak one-on-one with Mentees about the topics and questions that matter most. It's a great way to give back – and to meet new talent.
Check out the video to see Speed Mentoring in action.