Speed mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows trainees and early career faculty to meet multiple mentors in a short time. Have you ever wished you could have ten minutes for advice or conversation with an experienced researcher outside your immediate circle of mentors? This is a great way to arrange that opportunity. We host speed mentoring at our institution and at the national Translational Science conference. One hour with five separate conversations is a practical format.
77 Best Speed Dating Questions - Spark a connection fast.
Speed dating is one of the easiest, fastest and most fun ways to meet a lot of single women in one evening. Basically, the women are seated at tables and the men rotate around the room until each man and woman has had a chance to meet each other. And if those same women also have an interest in seeing you again, they will mark your name down. You then contact the woman to talk further and arrange a date. No rejection worries there. What matters is this: When you talk to the woman, do you make her feel attracted to you?
A good conversation is an art, that some people spend years learning and practicing. In a speed dating you only have about four minutes to create a fun and enjoyable conversation and to make a good impression. That is exactly what the focus of a speed dating session should be. Of course you want to find out if you could be with the person for a long run, but it is best to keep the 'big question' about the ex's or children for the subsequent dates. All you are really trying to figure out on the speed date is whether the two of you have something in common and if you would be able to carry out a conversation that lasts longer than four minutes.
Well we need to remember we've already matched, there's a mutual interest and that my friend, is the hard bit. There is no formulaic response that we can copy and paste for each match that is going to open up a dialogue and guarantee a next date. Each person is different and each date you will have connected with on different grounds, whether it be a mutual interest or just that your personalities are a good fit. It reminds them of why you matched and the date you've already shared. The saying 'flattery will get you far' is a saying for a reason because it's true.