Apr 23 2012

The Secret to Successful Networking is a Four Letter Word: Talk

A Harvard University study shows that 15% of the reason a person gets a job, keeps a job, or advances in a job is related to technical skills and job knowledge… 85% has to do with people skills.

In a recent Forbes Magazine article, The Secret to Successful Networking is a Four Letter Word, Mindy Lockard explains the keys to good networking — effective conversations. Whether it’s official business or social, making conversations can make or break how we build a network of people to call on as we make our journey up the professional ladder. The four things she outlines are: 1) Work your name; 2) Work to remember names; 3) Work to know others; 4) Work to help others connect.

And this can be very easy and efficient to do when you have LetsLunch here to help!


Apr 18 2012

LetsLunch lifestyle takes over in New Zealand!

Where would you take shelter if World War III breaks out tomorrow? USA? UK?
China? Probably not. These countries are too busy leading the world to be safe.
What about an island nation in the southern pacific that produces milk and dairy
as much as Middle East produces oil? New Zealand is the most isolated and
expansive fully developed nation in the world. However, kiwis utilize this
physical isolation and the smaller population to their advantage by building a
very strong connected community at the national level. With the launch of
LetsLunch in New Zealand on 26th March 2012, Kiwis are going gangbusters to
use this amazing concept to build meaningful business relationships grow their
network and connect with their community even further.


A fully sold out and an exclusive launch party at Auckland’s pristine Viaduct
restaurant Portofino was organized with a group of 50+ leading entrepreneurs,
business leaders, angel investors, media, politicians & other interesting
personalities across New Zealand. Groups of 4-6 people were placed together
keeping in mind their industries, background, & personality type to make sure
that everyone has a great time, build meaningful business relationships and
grow their network. A facebook competition was also organized to give
ambitious and passionate lunchers the opportunity to meet with high profile
business leaders by telling us on our New Zealand Facebook Page, “ How do you
see benefiting from LetsLunch?” We had terrific response to our competition
leading to 5 tickets being given away to the winners for their thoughtful
comments.


Due to the terrific launch event and a fully sold out event, LetsLunch got
explosive media coverage with articles in leading magazines such
 as Techday and  featured on TV3 

As the kiwis get busy lunching and building meaningful business relationships
over lunch, LetsLunch NZ Team has got concrete plans to take LetsLunch to
thousands of kiwis all around NZ.

				

Apr 5 2012

LetsLunch launches SMART group lunches with proprietary technology.

You asked, we listened.  LetsLunch now supports Group Lunches!

At LetsLunch, We have BIG ears. No Seriously. We do. We listen to your whispers before they become too loud.

Since the launch of Letslunch, we have been big fans of one to one lunches as it really gives each letsluncher the opportunity to connect and build meaningful business relationship and grow your network. However, the opportunity of meeting with multiple awesome letslunchers  at the same time is too enticing for many lunchers. That is exactly what we have for you today! The simplest & the most advanced way of setting up group lunches, with a touch of a button, ever built. Till now, LetsLunch has redefined the one to one networking space. Now, we are giving you a sure shot turbo charged way of developing meaningful relationships with Group Lunches. Here is how it works:

1.     Choose the table size and the restaurant name where you want to organize the group lunch. That is all you need to do!

We don’t take a cut from the restaurants so you can lunch on the cheap.  After all, it’s YOUR Group Lunch.

2.     Once you create the lunch, we will automatically notify all the awesome letslunchers near to the restaurant about your group lunch.

Groups help you meet people with similar interests and you can leverage the LetsLunch community to full potential.

Maximize your lunch ROI and meet several new people with similar interests.
Meet other awesome Lunchers with similar interests and connect with popular communities such as Hacker NewsFounderInstitute, or Online Marketing.

Join a Group or create your own

 


Create a group meal:

Choose a restaurant, table size, and date.  Leave it to us to invite other nearby Lunchers.  There is no need to worry about the menu, or pre-pay before the meal their share at the restaurant.  We do not take a cut to keep your cost low.

 

Start a discussion

Get to know your fellow Lunchers and engage in conversation online, before the meal begins.

    

 

We will continue adding awesome new features for our growing LetLunch community and appreciate any feedback or ideas you might have.  In the meantime, happy lunching!

Sincerely,

Team LetsLunch