Who doesn’t miss it – having lunch together in the office with colleagues, sitting in a café with your best friend, or attending an exciting congress of experts. All this is currently not possible due to the restrictions applied as a response to the Covid-19 crisis.
However, innovative technologies and creative ideas open up new possibilities for us. Not only can we stay in touch with our loved ones, but we are also given opportunities to meet new people and have interesting conversations, virtually. This is exactly the mission that the young platform Veertly is pursuing: To connect people across borders to enable valuable interactions and meaningful relationships.
To pursue this goal, co-founders, Joao and Alex, are organising this weekly virtual networking lunch every Thursday, from 12:30 pm to 13:30 pm. Participation in the online event is free of charge and open to everyone at https://veertly.com/lunch/. This lunch is easy to access and does not require a login, cumbersome software installations, or annoying plug-ins.
How does the event work?
You can participate directly at https://app.veertly.com/v/weeklyvirtuallunch_20200514. You have the possibility to share your personal information, such as your name and interests with other participants or an option to remain completely anonymous.
Our goal is to seamlessly emulate a real-life event. When you open up the link, you will find yourself on Veertly’s virtual “Main Stage”. Here, you can listen to an engaging keynote speech about networking or a short general introduction.
Afterwards, you can switch to the “Networking Area” to interact and exchange information with other attendees. You can join a group conversation of up to four people. In addition attendees can create and join topic rooms to organise themselves.
You can decide how many conversations you want to have and want to engage in. It is recommended to start a new conversation about every 15-20 minutes to enable you to make the most of this event.
“Never Eat Alone” is a phrase that has inspired Veertly’s Virtual Networking Lunch Event and is also a title of a book written by networking guru and success coach Keith Ferrazzi. Together, it is possible to get through the current difficult times and events like these are an opportunity to bring people a little bit closer, virtually.
Physical distancing and not social distancing!
Veertly is a platform for online any hybrid events that provides a unique virtual networking experience for participants. Our vision is to connect people across borders to foster valuable interactions and relationships.
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