The number one reason for attending events is networking. Yet how many times have you been to an event, ended up with a bunch of business cards and not remembering the faces that go with those cards?
We at SHIFT believe the best way to start building a lasting relationship is to share an experience that you will remember. That is why we do matchmaking a bit differently.
Forget sitting down by table, go for a walk instead. Your brain works better when you move. Or how about having your meeting in a room where you can’t see anything? So many things go unnoticed due to the fact that we rely so heavily on our vision. Do you have children? Isn’t it fantastic how they can just go out to the playground and make friends with who ever happens to be there? All you need is a sandbox, and yes, we’ve got that too. And speaking of children, I think we have a lot to learn from them. For example how they marvel at, and find beauty in simple things, like soap bubbles. Or, if you want to really see what the person you are meeting is made of, try the extreme ones. Go bouncing with your ideas, or take a ride in an electric car.
Of course, you do not HAVE to do any of these things. Doing any of them might force you to venture out to the edges of your comfort zone. We do promise you an encouraging and positive environment though, as well as the permission to try new things, because where does the magic happen? That’s right, outside of your comfort zone.
Reserve your spot to experience the SHIFT, before tickets run out!
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy
Erika, Creative Director, SHIFT Business Festival