Event Report: February Network-and-Lunch
Our first network-and-lunch event on Mardi Gras Tuesday was lots of fun. We enjoyed getting together for lunch at RT’s Restaurant in Alexandria with independent communicator buddies Vicki Robb, Heathere Evans-Keenan, David Hyson, Robert Udowitz, Susan Rink, and Lorelei Harloe.
Did I mention the lunch was outstanding? Susan and I both got the shrimp and grits special, Vicki and Robert opted for traditional gumbo, David had his favorite Oysters Nezpique, and Lorelei and Heathere were good and got salads 🙂
The first question was: is there an agenda for this lunch? Do we have a topic? And my answer was: no there is not. Not for this lunch, or any of them. The purpose of these monthly network-and-lunches is just to get together and get to know each better, and find out what everyone is doing. Everyone is there to share information and help each other. If we hire each other, or connect each other to paying projects or speaking engagements, wonderful. But first — the connection.
We need more of that, right? I go to a lot of networking events, and I always end up feeling a little let down because it seems just as the conversation starts getting interesting, it’s time to listen to the speaker. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But I think these lunches fill that networking need I was looking for.
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These small group (8-10 people max) networking lunches are going to help us all get to know each other much better, and hopefully we’ll meet some new people, too. So I’m hoping I will see my blog subscribers, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers at our monthly Fletcher Prince networking lunches.
Believe it or not (I sure was surprised) the October one is almost full already! So go ahead and reserve your spot today — it doesn’t cost anything except the price of your lunch — and we’ll see you next time!
Posted on February 22, 2012, in Events and Workshops, Fletcher Prince News, Network-and-Lunch and tagged David Hyson, Fletcher Prince, Mardi Gras, networking, Online Communities, Susan Rink. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.