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Coffee lucky dip comments and feedback

In January 2016 I coordinated a "coffee lucky dip" networking event - interested people let me know and I put them in the "lucky dip" and they were matched up with someone to meet. Over 120 people participated across Australia. I asked for participants to let me know how their meetings went. Here are some of the comments, lessons learnt and help offered. Comments I wanted to say thanks for organising the coffee dates. My coffee with Kate G put me back in touch with Candyce at SV and now I'm working on a ResourceSmart Schools project with them. So that's how networking works, who knew! Thanks so much for arranging the coffee lucky dip. You did a great job with the match making. Llewellyn and

Making the most of a coffee catch-up

I’ve been thinking a lot about coffee catch-ups recently. The “coffee lucky dip” resulted in more than 50 networking pairs. It’s been great fun and I am just starting to hear back from people about their catch-up. You can read more here if you want to know about how they are going. Good networking is like good coffee*: flavourful, complex and definitely not bitter. How can you make sure you are getting the good stuff and not just Nescafe? Here’s four tips to help you along your way Plan: What do you need to explore? What is the issue and outcome sought? Who would be good to talk to? Who are you going to talk to? What are you going to talk about? Why are you even doing this? Why is it

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