Our first monthly, big networking event! Remote Year invites ~50 local business people to join us for a schmoozing night. First, a cocktail mixer; second, a series of ‘lightning presentations’ (3 min career related speeches by various remotes and locals); and lastly, a sit down dinner.
Last Thursday was our first Junction and I was asked to be a lightning presenter. They put me last, which was an honor. Most of the presenters talked about their specific businesses, but my topic was more motivational: “Find Your Career Zen”. Master Nomi would be proud!
Side note: it was ~40 degrees C, aka ~105 degrees F in this small room and everyone was drenched in sweat. I felt like I played 2-on-2 before speaking. Below, I'm attempting to strip my soaked shirt off my stomach.
This was an awesome event! At my table was one of the other presenters, Marcelo from a local studio MindSmack. It turns out, Marcelo and I have practically identical resumes! We hit it off big time, and I know we will keep in touch and maybe even work together in the future.
Score one for Remote Year! These Junctions are incredibly valuable networking opportunities. It's a global market and you can learn a lot from your international counterparts. #networking
Some pics of the event locale: Paradojas, in the Barrio Guelmes area of Córdoba.
And a rare #selfindulgent #selfie.