If this is the first time you have attended our breakfast event, you’ll find it to be both interesting and fun!
WHO WE ARE
Elevate is a advanced networking organization with about 80 entrepreneurs and professionals in various professions.
We meet every Wednesday to build relationships with our fellow members and trade referrals, resources and contacts.
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT
First, open networking starts at 6:45 AM and the formal meeting starts at 7:10 AM.
Second, we go around the room and everybody gets to introduce themselves, so prepare a short 25 second elevator pitch about you, your business and the clients you would like to meet.
Third, there will be a couple of featured presentations and a couple of business and networking education moments.
Fourth, we wrap up the formal meeting with a testimonial section where guests discuss the great work other guests have done for them
Finally, The meeting ends around 8:45, and then there is more open networking until 9:15.
For example, here is my elevator pitch:
Good Morning! I’m Conrad Strabone, President of e9digital. We’re the top rated website agency in Manhattan. This week, I’m looking to meet businesses that want a beautiful website that also generates a lot of sales leads. You can learn more about us http://e9digital.com. Again, I’m Conrad Strabone, President of e9digital, and we build websites that build businesses!
FUN NOTE 1
We like to say each other’s taglines because it’s a memory hook that helps generate more referrals. Don’t worry, you don’t need to participate in this part.
FUN NOTE 2
While we are serious about business and trading referrals, we try to keep the meeting slightly less formal with some people having a little fun during their elevator pitch…so come with a sense of humor!
PRO TIP 1
We highly recommend that you print out your elevator pitch instead of reading it off your phone. Why? Most people look down at their phone instead of engaging the audience, and lots of times people waste valuable seconds trying to find it on their phone.
PRO TIP 2
We have 3 rounds of elevator pitches. Members go first; then substitutes in alphabetical order by first name; then guests in alphabetical order by first name. (And if we miss you for some reason, don’t worry, we will come around at the end to doublecheck that everyone spoke.)
We meet every Wednesday at Italian Wine Merchants, 108 East 16th Street New York NY 10003. See map.
That’s between Park Avenue South and Irving Place.
ATTEND A MEETING
If you would like to attend a meeting, RSVP here.
If a member asked you to substitute and represent them at the meeting, there is no fee.
Otherwise, the fee to cover the venue and breakfast is $25.
You can pay by cash or check at the door, or you can pay online here.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.