We all know it’s best to avoid talking about politics, religion, and sexual orientation.
Usually you are just looking for a pleasant way to pass the time and maybe to find a new friend.
The questions below will give you some new ideas for topics to discuss when meeting someone new. Start the conversation normally — rather than just asking a question, say: “Movies are fun, but the theater is a richer experience. What question do you feel would help you best get to know someone?
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.
Whatever the case may be, speed dating for older adults is more common and more useful than ever before; it has transformed into an art, where those who can master its style are most successful. Keep reading and we will catch you up to speed (no pun intended).
But really, does one need science to answer the question regarding how much quality communication is conducted in speed dating IR conferences?
Common sense tells us that a half dozen or so supercharged professional investors firing disparate questions at management in a 45-minute session is not going to allow for much Best Practice IR communication.
After the “daters” have done a full rotation and met one another, each individual will write a list of who he or she would like to see again.
If two participants have written down each other’s names, the event organizer will forward the contact information to both parties.
It is because they can get the most people in and out of rooms with investors gorging on information bits, filling in their spreadsheets, typing notes, and writing down answers to questions based on preconceived notions of what makes the company (and/or its peers) worth investing in.
"Speed Dating IR" is one of the well-established franchises in the "Fast Food IR" industry.
where we are before the event, where we hope to be after the event in terms of our investment profile in the marketplace) and question whether there are more effective and less expensive (especially in terms of management time) channels for delivering Best Practice IR messaging to precisely targeted audiences.