Back in 2015, Forbes posted an article on the “8 Key Tactics for Developing Employees.” One of the tactics stresses the importance of getting connected to a network of key contacts that can help you and your business grow and stay engaged in your career.

Forbes writes, “Introduce them [employees] to other professionals that can serve as mentors or coaches, sign them up for professional industry associations, send them to training courses and workshops, and create and attend networking events.” This is important information as a certified matchmaker because, often, after we complete our training or have been in business for awhile, it can be all too easy to forget just how important outside support is and the game changing ways it can improve your business.

That’s why when we sat down to develop our Live Trainings here at MMI, we made sure to include a Masterclass for new and established matchmakers, alike. Our focus is on replenishing your mindset. Often, just hearing another colleague or mentor speak on the industry can ignite new ideas or strategies you hadn’t thought about (and they tend to be easier than you think to implement!) Masterclasses also offer the latest techniques. As matchmaking is one of the fastest growing franchises (also according to Forbes) it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends.

There is also an incredible sense of motivation and collaboration at a live, in-person event. It allows a break from your daily routine and grind and offers a fresh perspective that often result in big results. Here at MMI, we always invite a highly successful, knowledgeable, motivating keynote speaker to help facilitate the conversation. Our past speakers have included The Millionaire Matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger. Others include Paul Carrick Brunson, Dr. Terri Orbuch, and Dawn Maslar, just to name a few.  And the results are real. Attendees have reported to us how valuable this and connection is in order to grow personally and professionally.

In fact, our next Live Training will take place in London from September 30th to October 2nd. Our Masterclass will feature Radboud Visser ,CEO of Mens en Relatie the Netherlands’ largest, leading and longest established Personal Matchmaking Service.

You’ll get the behind-the-scenes tips and strategies on the latest trends happening on and offline and how you can use them to expand your database, recruit more matches, and get more clients! With over 20 years in the industry, Geneviéve’s holistic approach to matchmaking will be a game changer for your business. For more information, be sure to visit our website.

What we have come to realize is that taking the time to attend a workshop or masterclass tailored to your industry forces you to take time to organize and create a plan for the next best steps. Too often, we find ourselves working endlessly, without learning how to work smarter – the undiscovered ways to stay motivated, expand your skillset, and stay up-to-date and in-demand in your niche. That’s why no matter your level, taking time to connect and collaborate can be the best decision you make for your business this year.