“Corporate Simulator” Game In A Speed Dating Style

Test your warm-up chat, short pitch, and top three questions targeting companies with at least 10 participants who volunteer as company representatives in a speed dating-style format! Receive a minimum of 10 feedbacks from peers and session leaders in just 50 minutes to further refine your communication skills for partner meetings.

Take advantage of the valuable expertise of fundraisers and session leaders to test your pitches, topics, and questions in a safe and supportive environment. This workshop offers a fantastic opportunity for growth and learning.

The workshop is designed to last for 1.5 hours and will involve small group discussions. The group size will depend on the number of participants, with groups typically consisting of 2-4 people. One group member will assume the role of a corporate representative (including session leaders), while the others will act as NGO representatives or observers.

During the session, NGO representatives will move from table to table, engaging in warm-up chats, delivering their pitches, asking three key questions, and listening to the replies and feedback from the “companies.” Each interaction will last approximately 5 minutes per table, with a total of 10 tables.

At the conclusion of the speed dating activity, volunteers will provide feedback to the team about their learnings and experiences.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • 10 minutes: Introduction and explanation of the task
  • 10 minutes: Formation of small groups
  • 50 minutes: Speed dating activity (5 minutes per table, 10 tables)
  • 20 minutes: Feedback and closing discussion

Learning outcomes:

Practising 10 times and receiving feedback on the following areas:

  • How to further refine your warm-up chat style for partner meetings.
  • How to enhance your short pitch about your organisation/cause.
  • Identifying the three most important questions to ask a company when meeting them for the first time.

Through this process, you will have the opportunity to practice these elements multiple times and receive valuable feedback. The aim is to continuously improve your communication skills and effectively engage with potential partners.

Who should attend:

  • Fundraisers who work with corporate donors

Suggested level of audience:

  • Beginners but also an intermediate level

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