Speed-friending is similar in concept to speed-dating in that it gives attendees a great chance to meet many people in a fast and structured way for the purpose of determining potential connection. When the women arrive, there will be drinks and mingling while everyone checks in and then the real fun begins!
After everyone has shared, there’s a minute to write down notes and then the bell rings and people are off to the next table!
We typically do this four times so each woman meets at least 12 new women.
This process is incredibly effective for getting a feel for whether you want to know more!
And we then help make those matches if they are mutual. Most of us crave more meaningful girlfriends in our lives but don’t always know how to foster those friendships, or where to even meet other women who are also committed to expanding their circle of friends.
It’s amazing how much research just keeps revealing the significance our circle of friends has on our lives. Having good girlfriends lowers our stress, enhances our moods, protects us from diseases, increases our self-confidence and actually even helps bring healing to our bodies.
And most of us go through so many life changes and moves these days that we don’t all live close to the friends that could best support our lives. It’s very much in alignment with how we foster friendships.We aren’t big fans of small awkward talk, handing out business cards, or shaking hands through big crowds-it just takes too much energy and is often unfulfilling.Looking for a great way to celebrate Women’s Friendship Month?If you live in the San Francisco Bay area you can take a stab at speed-friending.Shasta Nelson, a relationship and transitions life coach, is the founder and spirit behind Girlfriend Circles.com, a new and vibrant community dedicated to introducing women and inspiring friendship in cities across this country.When I learned about this event, I wanted to find out more about it so I interviewed Shasta: What exactly is Speed-Friending?