Of course, you are always welcome here @Work Hubs for a cup of coffee and community in Euston, but what’s in it for you?
I’ve met a lot of people for a coffee over the years, and out of those coffees always came an ‘oh you should meet Sally or Karim, I’ll hook you up!’
50 Coffees In London
Peter outlines how to do it and not be a shmuck here.
Coffee With A Purpose
But is that spark or small interest worth an hour of their time?
Only they would know.
But I’d hate to waste their time.
Coffee At A Conference
When I have coffee with someone at a conference or event, it is always more productive; the context is already there.
I love the environment of connecting and introducing people, in fact, I delight in putting people together based on a random fact and running away.
I have spent the last few years only going to OuiShare Fest, Coworking Europe and Content Marketing Academy events all of which come with a deeply committed community, so any coffee is always part of a bigger and longer-term picture.
The All In One Productive Meet Up
To recreate that environment, we invite people to our MeetUps so they can do their work, learn something and have a coffee to meet new people, or catch up with established friends.
A big part of the magic of coworking and coffee is the friction and connection that happens when people bump into each other.
When people connect at the Meet Up, they get to discover each other for themselves and, if I have made a crap introduction people can get on with their work.
Often people end up helping each other with problems they now have but don’t know where to look for the answer.
After a few MeetUps in our coworking space people develop the bond a rapport to start to progress together, especially as they have come to a small and cosy Meet Up around a table centred around a topic like writing, web building, productivity and goal planning.
I Don’t Suppose You Have These Problems Do You?
- Each week you know what you need to get done and you just don’t seem to get around to it all.
- Even though you have enough time, you still don’t get around to it.
- You never know which calendar app, project app, note-taking program, email tool, plugin or gadget to use.
- Sometimes you have a whole week where not a single thing goes to plan.
- Your quest to find a couple of hours of quiet time to write up a project, blog, proposal or academic paper seems impossible.
- Your struggle is over-planning, you get 9 – 12 things done, but it is never the right things.
- You have a website, your mate set up as a favour and now you don’t know how to work it.
- You keep meaning to update your site, and you heard that an email newsletter is great to have, but you don’t want to annoy people.
- Your Boss has asked you to get the content marketing and social media stuff for your company going. (You spend your whole time reading Neil Patel and Hubspot blogs and would love to chat with other people about putting it into practice.)
- People talk about sales, business development, customer acquisition, partner programs and you just don’t know who to ask or where to begin.
- It would be great to find a group of people to keep track of my goals with just a little coffee each week to catch up.