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Breakfast w/Strangers: 2016-17 Annual Membership
Thu, May 26, 2016, 6:00 AM – Wed, May 31, 2017, 8:00 PM CDT
Social media has changed our lives. We now communicate with LOTS of people that we call our friends, but how much do we really know about them. Oh, we exchange tweets and posts, but do we really get to know them in the real sense of the word friend or are they just people we meet online
Network events are a fantastic place to meet and greet lots of new people. You give your 30 second elevator speech and exchange business cards. You add that person to your Rolodex and store the card away NEVER to see or talk to that person again unless you happen to run into them at the next networking event? You do not really get to know them and they do not get to know you.
Smartphones are amazing. They allow us to be always connected to news, to "friends", to the world. However, do you notice that when people get together, they are busy on their smartphones rather than having real conversations with each other. At Breakfast with Strangers it is all about the conversation.
If you like what you have heard so far, become a paying member. Check out the membership benefits below.
We are so wrapped up in our own professional or personal success that we are leaving friends and family behind. The busier we get, the more fractured our personal relationships become and the lonelier we feel. Many of us don't feel we have people with whom we can really confide.
Remember how people used to gather around the "pickle barrel" at the country store, or get together at the local establishment to visit with friends. Remember those great conversations - do you miss them too. Well, come join us.
I was feeling all of this. I missed REAL human contact, REAL connections and REAL conversations. I wanted to have a weekly break where I could talk about anything and develop REAL relationships. Thus, I created Breakfast with Strangers.
Starting in December of 2016, we are starting some new things; once a month we will have a business exchange meeting to help you grow your business, once a month we will have a guest speaker who will talk about things that will help us grow professionally or personally, once a month we will have an after hours open network event at a restaurant or bar and of course, once a month, we will have an Open Discussion meeting just like we have been used to having each week.
This is not your typical networking group. This is all about getting to know each other so we can support each other in our personal and business lives. Come join us for the free flowing conversation and make some new friends.
You are only a Stranger the first time to come after that.... you are our friend.
Due to costs from our social media providers, we have started charging a minimal annual membership to pay for the services.
• Members attend our breakfast events for free.
• Access to a private Facebook page where you can list your services, products, events, questions, etc.
• Access to our annual party in June (starting 2016) which is subsidized by any money we have left over in the membership account after the previous year's expenses are paid.