The Speed Networking event is comprised of a series of fun, challenging activities combined with interactive get-to-know-you discussions designed to promote camaraderie and enhance relationships! Pricing starts for groups of 30 but we have delivered this program for groups with as many as 1,500 participants.
The excitement begins with a fast-paced group energizer such as Categories or 25 Statement Signature Hunt. Next, individuals will report to a pre-assigned table and engage in a 15-minute activity, which is designed to immerse them in a fun shared challenge.
Once completed, teams will celebrate their success and then move to another table group based on a previously established matrix, which ensures that everyone is meeting and interacting with different participants.
Individuals will continue to network, rotating to new table groups, and completing new tasks all while engaging in activities which may include Card System, Word Ladder and Tower Build. Each activity creates a wonderful energy in the room, as all of the tables are alive with conversation.
Each rotation opens doors to new relationship building and the strengthening of existing bonds. It is speed networking at its best! This event is a wonderful stand-alone activity or can be delivered at a luncheon or dinner.
To ensure a great experience, aspects of these networking activities may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.
Knowing how cliché team building can be there is always a concern that staff will glaze over and miss the intended message and overall goal that the team building activity brings. I have to share that not only were those concerns squelched within the first ten minutes of the networking event but absolutely disintegrated as the day progressed. I personally have been through many a team building exercise over the course of the last 20+ years and this was by far the best experience I have ever had and I walked away a better person (even though I did not participate in all the exercises).
Ben and his team were exceptional; I am in awe at how easily Ben was able to connect with the entire audience some of which are NOT at all open to this type of engagement. Ben’s ability to navigate all types of personalities and adapt himself to each and every instance positively is a joy to witness. Not one person in the room this past weekend was exempt from his infectious positivity and everyone at some point was engaged, smiling, and having fun. Below are full comments from the team that I wanted to share – they are already trickling in and I expect to get more of the same in the coming days:
In short, what an amazing day and I cannot thank you all enough for absolutely exceeding our expectations with this event!! We appreciate the dedication and effort that goes into pulling off successfully an event such as this and we were not disappointed.
Thank you all again for making this weekend a success for our team!!!
Our Speed Networking program was an extremely organized event. The way the host made everyone comfortable and kept the conversation going helped bond our team. The entire event was great, and everyone enjoyed the activity. Our facilitator Paul was fun and engaging and I would definitely recommend your services.
The group enjoyed the combination of all the different activities. There was a high level of engagement. Our facilitator was engaging, fun, and organized. The entire process was seamless.
Your facilitator for our Speed Networking event Roy was great! Our group loved all the team-building exercises. All of them were fun. The program was a great experience. We got very positive comments from our group and highly recommend this event.
It was great to meet your lead facilitator. Our group LOVED having him there and delivering the Speed Networking activities that brought them closer together. My favorite highlight was seeing where everyone’s birth country was. We will keep you in mind for any future group activities.
Our Speed Networking event was excellent! You are an extremely responsive company and our event was well organized. Your activity called Entourage has developed a cult-like following in our crowd – our people love it!
What I liked a lot about our Speed Networking event was that the teams changed for every activity. It was very fast-paced and never got boring. I also liked that we were able to integrate our own prizes. Thanks again! We had lots of fun!
Thank you so very much for your assistance! From connecting with your sales department to get an understanding of the networking activities, to then connecting with my account manager, to working with the lead facilitator…everything was FABULOUS!!! Client was super pleased with your lead facilitator! She spoke with them and got great connection information to help personalize the experience. I was super pleased with her constant communication and follow through! I have already relayed my thoughts to our team here, so they can reach out to you for future teambuilding events.
Arlene, Destination Services
Our team had a blast and is still talking about our Speed Networking event days after! The BCE staff was fantastic. We ran quite a bit behind in our schedule that day and your lead facilitator proactively made the adjustments necessary to keep up with our schedule without compromising the value of the team building exercises. It was a pleasure to work with everyone on her team. We look forward to partnering again with the BCE team again in the future!
With your Speed Networking program, I’ve learned a great deal about people whom I do not usually associate with at work. Having the opportunity to network with this many people in such a short amount of time was amazing. Not only do I feel more connected to the other departments, I was also able to identify some colleagues that I will stay in touch with to cross-share information about our clients. There is no doubt that this session will help me grow in the company.
I’ve been meaning to send this letter for over a week now. In a way, it is a testament to the lasting impression your team had on me, and many others who participated in the team building experience. The day exceeded our expectations. The event was rich with opportunities to develop relationships and teamwork, and, as we hoped, was a lot of fun! I look forward to working with you again.
Personally, I walked away with many valuable takeaways, including a newfound appreciation for the strengths of the individuals in this group and a stronger belief in our ability to pull together and meet and exceed our goals.
This was a very good workshop that kept everyone actively involved. The facilitator was fantastic. It made me aware of how I can improve my listening skills and how important those skills are in so many facets of life – not just work. It reinforced the message that communication is key.
I was very impressed in your ability at the conclusion of an exercise to tie back the outcome to ‘real life’ work experience. I look forward to setting up additional programming in the future.