Our goal is to help professionals advance their networking skills and grow as superconnectors.
As technology expands and reshapes our world, soft skills, i.e. people skills, have also increased in value and demand Meaning: yeah, ultimately robots may handle our annual dental cleaning, join us on dog walks to scoop the poop, and babysit our investment portfolios – maybe even babysit the littles – but the need (and desire) to connect with other humans for business (and pleasure) will remain. So, let’s strive to connect in a goodly, mutually beneficial, yet highly effective fashion.
It’s a mouthful of a modus operandi, but we believe all of that can coexist in reality as well as the same sentence.
At first, The Tell Me More Project sandboxed some ideas for networking and community by organizing events where superconnectors would feel at home, events that were unlike the typical transactional, impersonal blah-blah that we had experienced a hundred too many times.
During that same phase we had the opportunity to act as thought partners with some ambitious entrepreneurs. And, we discovered that we LOVED thought partnering. And, discovered – by way of feedback – that we have a knack for it.
Refreshed by these findings, we relaunched with a focus on thought partner gigs, customized one-on-one consulting situs, and events done in collaboration with like-minded companies or organizations.
To learn more about these services, please get in touch.
The Tell Me More Project is a collaboration between Cris Kristofits and Melissa Grossman who are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their networking styles. One is the queen of making connections in big spaces full of strangers. The other is at her best with smaller crowds in cozier settings. They see these differences as an advantage that benefits the different people they work with.
About Cris Kristofits
Cris Kristofits is a serial event-er who loves meeting new people. Her talent for making win-win connections has built a diverse network of superconnectors in Barcelona, ranging from local entrepreneurs to executives with multinational corporations, from just-landed expats to local government departments…and everything (and we do mean everything) in between. Her knack for developing collaborative relationships has been key to her success as the VP of Community Relations for the Barcelona chapter of the Professional Women’s Network (PWN). Connect with Cris on LinkedIn. Or, search #seeCris on Facebook to see where she’s event-ing.
About Melissa Grossman
Melissa Grossman was a classic anti-networker until she adopted an incredibly cute and charismatic shelter dog. On their walks, strangers stopped them to say hello and to hear the story of how he and she came to be on their respective ends of the leash. In time, many of those strangers became connections who shared their stories, resources, and ideas. Those sidewalk experiences became her model for how to connect with others at more traditional networking events: be relaxed, be curious, be receptive, and be kind. Unfortunately her dog wasn’t welcome at those 8 AM business breakfasts, but she learned how to have good conversations as if he were! Melissa organizes the Networking Hub and Business Juice events for the BWN. Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn.