Now more than ever online conferences are becoming very popular. Unlike actual conferences where you can speak one-on-one and face to face with individuals it’s a lot different trying to network online. Just because it’s different doesn’t mean however, that it’s impossible. Let’s look at some tips and tricks on how to nail your networking virtually. 

Create a Coffee Chat Room


A lot of networking happens before the conference even starts; sometimes during registration. The idea of a coffee chat room creates that quiet and personal interaction with members of the conference. So companies also offer a coffee chat between sessions or meetings for one-on-one conversations. 

Virtual Happy Hour


The virtual happy hour is just like a coffee chat room but after sessions and meetings. Some companies have brought in mixologists that show the attendees how to make a signature drink. To get and continue the conversations maybe have some questions prepared to ask. Depending on the amount in attendance different ‘cocktail lounges’ could be created for a smaller more intimate group of people. 


Scavenger Hunt


Creating a virtual scavenger hunt is a great way to get individual interaction. The easiest and most effective way to gain participation is to first create a theme for the event. Then the members would have to find things around their house that have to do with that theme. The greatest thing about the scavenger hunt is the creativity that comes out of it. This activity is a very effective icebreaker.


 Rotating One-on-One


The rotating one-on-one is very similar to speed dating in that it’s very fast paced. The key to this type of interaction is that you need to make sure you know what you want to say. For this type of networking, because it’s timed, you want to make sure what you have to say is something that catches the attention of the other person; making them remember the conversation. 


I hope you enjoyed some of the tips on how to make virtual networking work for you and your business. Ever since the pandemic we have all had to rethink the way we do things. Although things are different, it doesn’t mean it’s all bad. There have been a lot of improvements to the business world since the pandemic. If you need an affordable web solution for your business, contact Awesome Website Guys today.