Blitztime Online Speed Networking
Blitztime is a genius concept. It takes the benefits of traditional networking and the benefits of online networking and puts those benefits together in an online/phone speed networking environment.
I've been sending it around to people and encouraging others to check out their weekly open networking events. I've also been talking to the founders. I'd love nothing more than to take the time and promote the hell out of a Blitztime event, like I did with Art, Wine and Networking, but given the fact that I have more leads than I can possibly call, doing that is not a priority right now.
What I do plan to do, in the future, is leverage Blitztime to create interaction among my clients so that they can help each other out in their online business growth activities. Having 50 business owners and marketing professionals working together networking online will be a powerful force in the social media world. But, that's a few months off. And the plan isn't fully plotted. But, Blitztime will be a part of it.
In the meanwhile, you should check out Blitztime and attend a SpinCycle event.
Linda Sevier, PC4Media partner, web designer, and all around great person, wrote a great summary after she attended one. I offered to post her thoughts up on my blog:
Have you ever heard about something new and thought to yourself "Wow! What a great idea! It is so simple and obvious, why didn't I think of that?". I had that kind of experience today. I was invited to a Blitz event (Spin Cycle: Business Networking Made Easy) at BlitzTime.com. It is a new way to network over the phone, in the comfort of your office! I followed the emailed instructions to call and logged my computer into the website. After a quick explanation, I was networking! I was spun into one on one conversations with other networkers. A time clock on the web site kept track of each "spin cycle" and the profile of each person I networked with was displayed automatically on my computer. No squinting trying to read a name tag or worse yet, remember their name and company after the introduction. Will it replace face to face networking? Not any time soon but it is something I will do again in addition to traditional networking events. If you are up for a new experience, take BlitzTime.com for a spin!