Hey Springfield!! The next WeDames Business Mixer happens the first Wednesday at
Before we go there, be sure to bring some business cards, and any promotional material you may have so we can put it up on our community board for all to see. And if it IS your first or second time, be sure to either find me, Celine, or a fellow WeDame or Wedude – we can guide you around and introduce you to people!
Le WeDames Business Mixer What to Expect (and What to Avoid)
Here, you will be greeted by smiling faces and will be prompted to fill out your information.
BUT DON’T WORRY!!
We don’t sell or give out your information…we don’t even sign you up for our newsletter! If you opt to be notified of upcoming events, all that means is that I’ll call or text you a few days before the next event so you can be sure to put it in your
2. MINGLE SCHMOOZE AND MIX
Let’s be honest, going to a networking event for the first time can be a little stressful.. even frightening…
Especially if you lean on the side of being introverted. Don’t worry – we’ve thought of that already.
At the registration table, you would’ve received a fun and unique question pertinent to the mind of a working professional. Such as “What are your business goals for the next 6 months,” or “What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing in your career?” and even, “Who is your ideal client and why?”
These questions do 2 things: one, to help you avoid those awkward silences.
And two: these questions help you understand your own business and the business of the person you are talking to. This opens up avenues for collaboration and support.
Our business mixers are designed to bring business to a local establishment in Springfield, MO on a night which isn’t typically busy. As such, you can choose to order your own food and drinks (YAY HAPPY HOUR), or if we are fortunate enough to have a business sponsoring food, we get to enjoy appetizers for free!
That’s the real way to someone’s heart….
Buy food, make food, be food.
If you are a business who wants to sponsor food for one of our ever-growing monthly business mixers, call me…. We’ll give you media value in return..
4. GO HOME HAPPY
Many working professionals and business owners have met someone they really needed to meet at one of our fabulous mixers. Whether that was a client, an employee, a contractor, or a referral partner. That’s why people keep coming back.
In summary, that’s what to expect at our business mixers.
But we also have a couple of ground rules that we ask the WeDames, WeDudes and attendees to abide by.. they are as follows:
1. Quit your pitching!
No one likes a pitcher…unless it’s beer… By pitcher, I mean someone showing up solely for the reason of making a sale. Listen folks, if it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen organically. Running around the room trying to sell your product or service to the attendees reflects badly on you. Plus, should you show up again, everyone will AVOID you. I’ve seen it – it isn’t pretty.
This is a mixer. Meet people, see what they do, grab some business cards and talk about your business and what you are looking for – in other words, be valuable first, build rapport and watch your business expand effortlessly.
TRUE STORY – I have bought crap I didn’t need from someone I liked, and I have walked out of stores where I really needed something they sold, and didn’t buy it because of the sleaziness behind the sale…
2. This is a business mixer…. not a Singles Meetup
This is a place of business. No swiping left or swiping right here folks. Granted, people have found each other at our event in the past…but it wasn’t a fly-by-night thing and it wasn’t why they showed up in the first place. It unfolded naturally, organically… just like successful business dealings should.
If there is a person, regardless of gender, making people uncomfortable at this event, you will be asked to leave by myself, Celine, or a fellow WeDame or WeDude.
As far as the rules go, that’s about it.
Come, mingle, schmooze, have fun. So long as you conduct yourself in a professional manner, all will be well.
So Springfield, I hope to see YOU at the next business mixer which will be the first Wednesday of every month. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on our upcoming WeDames events, and be sure to give us a follow on FB, youtube, twitter and Instagram.