Give us your thoughts on a proposed new feature #fb #in

Just this week two of our members completed a virtual appointment. The respective cities that they were from were Knoxville, TN and Greeneville, SC.

For about two months now we have been considering adding this type of appointment as a feature to our site. In the above instance, the members accomplished it without our assistance. If we added such a feature, this would allow members to connect across the globe with one another. Geographic limitations to whom you could “go grab lunch” with would no longer exist.

The way we envision this happening is not much different than how current members connect. One member would plan a lunch along with the date and time, and another member that matched their preferences would grab that lunch.  Once confirmed an email reminder, along with contact information, would be forwarded to each party.  Upon completion of the appointment, each member would provide the normal feedback on how the contact went.

So, our question to you is would you participate in a phone/Skype/video conference appointment?


About Jonathan Patrick connects like-minded business professionals over face to face, one on one appointments based on each member's preferences.

Posted on February 12, 2012, in Feedback/Suggestions and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. It was a great GGL via the phone, and I highly recommend this feature! I think that it should not be limited to Skype or video because many times, our only free time is running between meetings, so a phone call might be the only option given these circumstances. I would suggest trying it out, even if you do not do business in other cities. You never know what kind of connections can come from it. Good luck and thanks Jonathan and Frank for all you do!

  2. I was one of the members that did this phone ‘go grab lunch’ we were able to both network successfully to give great information and referrals from our discussion. Right now there are no other GGL members in my area. I would love this open meeting option. It would make what we did easier to arrange. Thanks for looking to make the site more user friendly. Ps: I have two more GGL call scheduled for this comming week.

    • Cynthia

      First, thank you for the support. It certainly takes some time to gain momentum in other cities without support from people like you. Thanks for the patience.

      Most likely this will happen. It is just a matter of when and how.

      • Absolutely. I’m talking it up as much as possible. But really both my businesses are done all over the USA so even if there are people here I will always want to network via the phone as well.

  3. I did my second PHONE networking today. Very good again. I think I can help her possibly expand her business into my area. I am working on some contacts for her. 🙂

  4. Hi Jonathan, I just discovered Grab A Lunch here in Knoxville and already have 3 lunches scheduled. Fantastic. In fact, I almost nabbed the lunch you posted but realized it’s a holiday and the boy has a honey do list. Catch you next time and kudos on the site.

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