You will meet with a limited number of mentees in 10-minute time slots each.
When directed, mentees will proceed to their mentor's table." Speed mentoring is effective due to the fact that the mentee gets to experience a number of different interactions in a short period of time.
Speed daters are trying to narrow down their choices by eliminating the unsuitable; conversely, speed networkers are trying to broaden their connections by increasing their exposure.
In the station-based model of speed networking, attendees meet each other individually based on a pre-assignment.
At the 2007 National AIA Convention, Kim and Waldrep co-presented a session entitled Speed Mentoring: Developing You, an Emerging Professional and over 100 attendees participated - representing the spectrum of interns to senior leadership.
After a brief overview of mentorship and the available resources, this interactive session required attendees to participate in a live demonstration of the program.
Often business cards are exchanged and possibly additional information for a follow up meeting.
After a set period of time – usually a few minutes – the moderator/host calls time and the meeting is over.