TweetnGreet

You only have to wrap one gift. Imagine how many hours it took to wrap all the items in the video. Enjoy!

If you came out this past Sunday to our first Tweet ‘n Greet at Aice Fazooli’s, you’ll know it was a fantastic evening. As tweeps started showing up, they sauntered over to a table and wrote their Twitter username on a name tag and donned the accessory all night! It was super awesome meeting everyone in person, especially since some were completely different than they looked in their avatars.

There was plenty of awesome feedback and we were pleased with how this event turned out (after all, it was our first one). We definitely plan on doing something like this in the near future and hope (if you were there) you’ll tell your friends and bring them along next time. We look forward to building on the connections. Please feel free to comment. We love the feedback.

“Thank You” for attending our first TweetnGreet Event on Sunday July 12, 2009. This was the 1st event we collectively organized. We encourage your feedback and suggestions to better shape our future events. Your input and ideas are important to us. Please fill the survey below:

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Here are some Networking tips for you to read!

12 Dos And Don’ts Of Successful Networking (Source:www.business.gov.sg)
Networking is easy and fun! Just bear in mind the following tips to make the most of your networking sessions:

DOs

DO Adopt The Right Attitude About Networking
It is about meeting people and finding out how you can help them or they can help you. It is NOT just about how you alone can benefit.

DO Your Homework
Prepare ahead by asking yourself: who do you want to meet and what you would like to achieve from the networking event?

DO Listen And Learn
Many people love to talk about what they do, so take the opportunity to listen and learn. You might just find out how you can work together with them.

DO Think Before You Speak
Present your thoughts and ideas clearly.

DO Follow Up
Make the effort to follow up promptly after meeting the person you want to get to know. Drop him a note or an email within the same day, if possible, to make a first impression that lasts.

DO Show Gratitude
Thank the person who gave you a referral. A little gesture goes a long way.
DON’Ts

DON’T Choose A Networking Group By Its Size
It is not the quantity, but the quality of contacts that the group can offer you.

DON’T Dish Out Your Business Card To People Before A Conversation Occurs
Get to know them first, and vice versa, before giving them your card.

DON’T Offer Unsolicited Opinions
Before you know the other party’s opinions, stay within neutral territory with yours, so as not to put yourself in a potentially awkward situation.

DON’T Be Shy
Don’t turn aside compliments – that insults the giver. Acknowledge the person by saying “Thank you”.

DON’T Expect Instant Results From Your Contacts
Be patient. It usually takes a while before people are comfortable enough to offer you a referral.

DON’T Ask For More Than What People Can Give
People generally avoid takers.

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Hello Everyone,

It’s only two days until we meet-up. We have a couple of guest appearances that will be able to give you insight into social networking, career advice and general use of technology and the internet. Speakers will talk briefly in a casual atmosphere. They are open to Q and A after their presentations. Speakers should begin at approximately after 6pm(TENTATIVE) and throughout the evening (To be determined). Make sure to buy them a beer or drink too! Enjoy!

Guest Speakers for Tweetngreet.ca

Morningmoe

@morningmoe Maurice is the web journalist for CP24.com/Breakfast and overall Tech guy. He has a television segment in the mornings with CP24.com. He will talk about the use of internet/technology at CP24.com. Ask him any question about your favourite morning show!

Rahim Adatia

@funkstop Rahim is a Tech Nerd, Entrepeneur. Wireless and Enterprise Architecture geek. He is also a TwestivalTO Organizer. Rahim will speak about social media and his past experience with events he has helped organized
such as Twestival, Greentuity and Partnership Walk. He’ll explain how he used Twitter and Facebook to create sucessful campaigns.

Crystalgibson

@crystalgibson Crystal is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
She is the current BITE and AUX TV social media superstar. Crystal will talk about her experience as a recent graduate and the use of social networking with her current title with BITE.ca

Hello everyone,

Thank you for visiting the website. You maybe wondering what this event on Sunday July 12, 2009 is all about and what it entails. This event is an opportunity for local Toronto people who use social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to meet face to face and network in a casual environment. It’s a great opportunity to share your experience with social media or anything else that comes to mind that day.

Who are we? We are individuals that are from Toronto and surrounding areas that are volunteering our time to organize this 1st time event. We basically relied on Social Networking sites to promote our event and through word of mouth. We want people to engage and interact to share their experiences. We are taking the online experience and extending it to an offline experience. We hope you can come out and enjoy and afternoon of sharing ideas and stories. Everyone has a story to tell right? So come join us! You don’t have to be on Twitter but I guarantee you will want to after this event. Come as you are! It’s a casual, no frills event in Toronto. Admission is free and no cover required. We hope to make this an annual event if successful. Did I mention cheap drinks and a misted patio? This event goes rain or shine. We just want to bring the community of Toronto Twitter users to interact and enjoy each others company. Toronto the Friendly!

Help support us and have a good time! That’s not much to ask for is it? Here’s a profile below of those involved in bringing this event to a reality. Please say Hi! We look forward to meeting all of you!

Clickflickca
BIO: I’m a Mac addict, tech lover and enjoy retouching and taking photos.

Why do you like Twitter?
I use it for the networking and social aspect of it. It’s also a great way to meet people who share the same interest as you. Great Internet tool!
Crystalgibson
BIO: Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Currently BITE & AUX TV’s Social Media Superstar.

Why do you like Twitter?
It is a phenomenal tool for networking with people in her field (journalism, reporting). It is a dynamic platform that integrates news, opinion and analysis in real-time – what sounds more appealing than that!?
afs_55
BIO: Graphic Designer

Why do you like Twitter?

Networking and its a good tool in finding out whats happening in real world as well and real friends….LOL
da187suspsect
BIO: Finance Manager By Day, Street Pharmacist By Night

Why do you like Twitter?
I enjoy it for networking and fast info before mainstream media.

The Toronto TweentnGreet Networking Event is less than 2 weeks away. Make sure to mark your calendars for Sunday July 12, 2009 at 4:30pm. Here is some information on the event:

WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS EVENT: Sociable Twitter users from Toronto.

WHY: Great way to meet face to face with your fellow Tweeters and network at the same time. Did we mention $4 Heineken pints and $4 bar shots(house liquor) just 4 you!!

WHERE: Alice Fazooli’s at 294 Adelaide Street West (Adelaide and John)

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN: Meet-up with fellow like-minded individuals. Create friendships and Professional relationships through networking. Enjoy the Toronto atmosphere in one of the city’s hidden patios.

SPECIAL GUEST(S) AND PRIZES: TBD

If you have any questions or media inquires Contact: info@tweetngreet.ca

Here’s a little bit of a preview of a Partio! Come join us!

This is the vision of our TweetnGreet partio. We are taking social networking to the most pleasant and relaxed ambiance. Alice Fazooli’s has graciously invited us to use their venue for this exciting affair. Situated right in the heart of the entertainment district and recently unveiling their new misted patio, Alice Fazooli’s boasts the place to be on July 12.

Whether you’re coming to meet your Twitter followers/friends face-to-face or whether you’re coming to make new Twitter friends – you are all welcome! This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend some time chatting with those who share your interests! Come and join us for this free event! Use #partio as the hashtag for this event.

Come Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Come to Alice Fazooli’s Downtown at Adelaide and John Street.

At Alice Fazooli’s we promise…
Innovative Inspired Italian Cuisine – The heart of our restaurant is the kitchen. Our team’s dedication to great food begins with the commitment of incorporating only the finest ingredients, along with expert preparation for each dish. We strive to create new flavours for classic Italian dishes, while recommending wines that are perfectly matched to your dining experience.

Complete Indulgence – We treat you as if you are our only guest. We remember your name, know your favorites, respect your privacy and celebrate your special occasions. Try anything on the menu and if you’re not impressed with it, let us know and we’ll find something that will satisfy.

Visit Alice Fazooli’s Toronto at Alice Fazooli’s

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Email us at info@tweetngreet.ca