Coffee dates 101

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Coffee dates 101

  1. 1. WHAT IS A COFFEE DATE
  2. 2. A COFFEE DATE IS• Face-to-face meeting• Casual location• Explore potential for working relationship
  3. 3. WHY GO ON COFFEE DATES
  4. 4. COFFEE DATES HELP YOU• Expand your campus network• Broaden reach of your group• Diversify support of your group• Offer new/creative programing opportunities• Create genuine partnerships
  5. 5. WHO TO TAKE ON A COFFEE DATE
  6. 6. CONSIDERING WHO TO TAKE• Define your goals• Think strategically• What are you accomplishing by meeting with him/her?• Map out your campus beforehand
  7. 7. PREPPING FOR THE MEETING
  8. 8. PREP WORK BEFORE MEETING• Do you have anything in common?• Who/what connected you?• Think of 3 conversation topics• What are successful outcomes of the conversation?
  9. 9. GETTING THE DATE
  10. 10. GETTING TO ‘YES’• Show you value the other person• Be direct• Use your network• Invite to coffee/lunch
  11. 11. DURING COFFEE
  12. 12. CONVERSATION FLOW Opener Connection Conversation Close
  13. 13. ADDITIONAL TIPS , 0, 0• Body language You talk• Be present 40% They talk 60%• Create a safe space• Ask open and honest questions• 60/40 rule
  14. 14. WHEN DOES ISRAEL COME UP
  15. 15. DISCUSSING ISRAEL• Don’t use talking points; share stories• Be a character witness• Be authentic, honest, and reasonable• Demonstrate empathy
  16. 16. AFTER THE COFFEE DATE
  17. 17. FOLLOW UP• Send a thank you email• Invite on second coffee date• Invite to group meeting• Attend their group’s meeting• Explore further opportunities for engagement
  18. 18. THE LATTE INITIATIVE• Get $ to take students out to coffee• Ask Campus Coordinator for more info

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