For those that know me as a business networker that has worn out many shoes across town; I must say that this was a first for me.
It was business networking in a cinema! My friend Stefan Sojka hosted his very popular ‘Thriving Communities’ networking event at the Event Cinemas at Macquarie Park (the Ryde area of Sydney).
There were hundreds of people, great food, drinks, top connections and if you know Stefan he is a very kind man that knows how to bring people together in the right context.
I have seen all sorts of business networking events, but Stefan nailed it in terms of originality. He had music, children’s choirs and even key parts of the event in a cinema.
It was awesome, wonderful, very comfortable and in parts of it I was literally sitting back like I was watching a movie totally enjoying the business networking event.
My advice and thinking?
There are so many ways that we can connect, meet people and even run our own events. Running part of your event in a cinema was such an original idea, a top talking point and something incredibly original.
When you run your own events, come up with something original. When it comes to you attending events of others, keep up the diversity and variety. I find the more different events we go to is the better. We meet interesting people and our odds of profitable connections go through the roof.
Love your work Stefan, here is to the ‘networking movies’ and thank you for the read friends!