The alarm clock went off at 6am this morning as I had a 7:30am Speed Networking event in Rochester. Speed Networking is like speed dating (whatever that is). You meet with another business person for 3 minutes, and then the gong goes off and you rotate. By the end of the 90 minutes you have a stack of cards and you’ve gone hoarse telling people about yourself and your business.
It was sponsored by Rochester Business Alliance (RBA). Joining RBA is pretty expensive, but I figure the $50 for a non-member to attend this event was worth it. I’m glad I went. Even if one job comes from it as a direct or indirect result, it was worth it.
From there, I went to the Rochester Referral Networking group. This is a weekly meeting I’m involved with. We share referrals and one member each week gives a short presentation about their business.
It was snowing like crazy when I left Rochester. The morning started off warm and nice, but then it turned windy and snowy. It was crazy. I entered my meeting without a jacket, and left wishing I had brought my jacket.
The rest of the day was just working. I spent the afternoon retouching images from yesterday’s portrait session.
Next, it was time for the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers meeting. Our presentation tonight was on infant photography. The photographer presenting gave a great presentation and I learned a lot of tips. It was time well spent.