If you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting tired of the tedious screen freezes, “you’re on mute”, and awkward small talk whilst you wait for everyone to join a Teams or Zoom meeting.
As we awake from our covid-induced hibernation, I have been thinking a lot about the Connect events we used to host pre-covid. And from recent discussions and meetings, I’m hearing a lot of people saying how they miss those events. So I wanted to gauge interest ahead of re-launching them.
Anyone who knows me knows I hate traditional networking, so there will be no business card swapping, selling of professional services, awkward moments of standing alone etc. These events are simply informal drop-ins, at a City Centre location, where anybody with an interest in good stuff going on across York is greeted with a friendly smile and can chat with other socially conscious residents over a coffee. There’s purposefully no agenda, allowing you to mill around comfortably and see what connections can be made.
The events are always first thing on a morning (9am – 10.30am), to coincide with post-school run and the commute into the office – feedback suggested it was a great, uplifting way to start the day. And there’s no commitment required to stay the whole time – just swing by, grab a coffee and say ‘hi’ to a few faces – stay as long or as short as you’re able to.
So if you’re interested, simply let us know below: