By Anthony Cogswell
For decades, people have said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Morning brain food kick starts the metabolism and provides us with the energy we need to get started each day. While this may be true, I contend that another meal has taken precedence in the arena of meal importance rankings: The Social Media Lunch.
This event first came about when several Pacific Northwest business professionals got together at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Renton in November of 2009 and tweeted about their networking experience over lunch. Since that time, the idea has evolved.
Social Media Lunches are based on the notion that a person should never eat lunch alone. Any lunch hour spent in solitude is an hour wasted. Lunch is a meal for making connections, creating partnerships, talking business and taking advantage of opportunities. As a reflection of that sentiment, these gatherings provide a platform for local social media influencers to gather and enjoy lunch while making connections with a wide cross section of Seattle’s digitally savvy professionals at incredible venues.
While Social Media Lunches are designed without a formal schedule or itinerary, there are usually several notable professionals who speak – other than that, it’s 100% networking.
When in life are you ever going to receive dozens of business cards over a bowl of oatmeal at your breakfast table? Could you ever meet potential business partners while polishing off a breakfast burrito as you sit in morning traffic? I think it’s safe to say that the Social Media Lunch is redefining the way we think about “the most important meal of the day.”
On Thursday, September 12, Social Media Lunch will return to Seattle for the first time in almost two years. This time, @CenturyLinkSea will be hosting a sold out crowd of roughly 100 local social media savvy professionals at CenturyLink Field!
These events are fantastic opportunities to facilitate relationships and create connections. Not to mention, the meals are always a treat. For anyone interested in attending the next Social Media Lunch, details will be announced this week, so be sure to follow @TheFeareyGroup for more details!