MELBOURNE Networking OVER COFFEE
Long black, flat white, decaf soy latte… most of us live for the stuff. Our barista is often more respected than our barrister. And definitely more serious. But what you may not realise is that this humble bean can hold the key to your career success. It’s all down to that old networking kingpin, the coffee meeting.
A casual coffee with a clever peer, a potential mentor or a business idol is fabulous for helping you cultivate big ideas, getting your name out there and could even hold the key to your greatest career move.
However, if you find yourself avoiding this form of networking because it feels just like a blind date, you aren’t alone. Sweaty palms, rehearsing clever things to say, last minute nerves and doubts about why you organised it in the first place. All totally normal.
At The Mentor List , we actually call it The Network Date and like any important date, it needs a little pre-planning. And the rest is down to chemistry.
WHY DID WE CREATE THIS?
The secret to success is surrounding yourself with the right people. Getting into proximity with a peer group who will challenge you to grow. Having access to people and insights that span across industry, country and specialities to enable a breadth of available Knowledge and skill which can be leveraged though your network.
The secret to living is giving and the final process in the learning curve is to share and teach. By sharing what you know it is the final process of cementing the learning for yourself.
In many of The Mentor List podcast interviews our star guests mention the importance of networking. We all acknowledge that our professional network has a direct correlation to our success across our career, business, wealth, health and happiness. But, networking is scary! Where do you start? The typical approach is to print off some business cards and race off to the next business conference where a quantity over quality approach seems to be the norm. Meeting a handful of new acquaintances, we question how many real new professional relationships are created?
We believe that pressing the flesh at the networking events and handing out as many business cards as possible is simply rushed and only in spite of this introduction approach do peers go on to develop strong professional relationships with who they meet.
HOW DO WE CONNECT YOU?
PROFESSIONAL MONTHLY INTRODUCTIONS OVER COFFEE
We are in the business of connection. Whether its podcasts connecting the listener with the tycoons of business or through our mastermind groups or one on one mentoring introductions. Not everyone is in this business and we know its hard and sometimes just plain awkward. We acknowledge the challenge of managing a career and personal life in a technically enabled World where we never get to switch off. That’s why we create thoughtful peer introductions for you so you can get on with excelling in life and business off the back of creating deep and rich professional connections.
We pair you with a professional peer once a month. This is done face to face if you are both in the same city(Melbourne holds our main physical presence) or online via an online video chat. The session lasts for one to two hours and are typically held on neutral ground which in reality is a coffee shop at the midpoint or most convenient for the two peers meeting up.
WHAT WE DO?
Our concierge will work with both of you to introduce you and then schedule you in for a coffee catch up at a time and venue that is convenient for the both of you. We match you with 12 professional peers over the course of a year.
Melbourne is one of the the closest held professional networks. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know that gives you the edge. We are giving you the chance to apply to become part of the Melbourne network.
We look forward to introducing you soon…
THE Investment IN YOURSELF
$250 per year Or $25 per month
WHEN IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO START?
SIGN UP TODAY
Sign up today for our monthly plan of $25 per month and receive the first 30 days free. No lock in contracts and if you decide its not for you later down the track, we will be sad to see you go but you can cancel anytime. And if you are still not convinced book in some time to speak to our concierge today. Click button below…