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.