The Slow Sippers

Priscilla Du Preez

Do you happen sometimes to be stuck on a name or detail you cannot recall and the only way to remember that thing is to relax, maybe grab a cuppa and think about something else?
You are a slow sipper, you just don’t know it yet.
Magically, after a while, that name you were looking for comes up to your mind.

Well, this is exactly what happens to me when I look for new ideas: I come home after a refreshing chat with a friend and the vision/glimpse for a new article, photo or project ‘suddenly’ materialises.

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break!
Earl Wilson

It is the very idea of support and collaboration, sisterhood and inspiration that has encouraged me to get out there and to build more connections with like-minded people, regardless of where they were coming from in the world.

The cosiness of small coffee gatherings always fostered and nurtured authentic connections and strengthen the community.
It was all about sipping it slowly.

Zürich and the Slow Sippers
Sunny Zürich in Winter.

The Slow Sippers: the first steps

I have started small by organising coffee mornings and dinners for my lovely expats’ mothers living in my neighbourhood and now want to expand the concept of getting together to events designed to encourage people:

  • to listen to each other,
  • to open up to collaborations and opportunities,
  • and to offer a cosy networking platform for creating connections, both personal and professional.
  • I now organise events for the Slow Sippers. They are dedicated to small business owners and to who wants to start afresh and would like to get in touch with other local realities and be encouraged to stay creative.

The Slow Sippers: the power of gathering together.

I believe in the power of small and authentic meetings, where people get together in the real world and have the chance to make an authentic improvement to their life and business.
How many time did you attend to big networking events, got at least ten business cards of people in your wallet and remember just two of them, when we’re talking optimistically?

The Slow Sippers: are you one of us?

The Slow Sippers events are for small groups of people so don’t be afraid or shy.
You will be sipping it slowly in one of the cool places in town.
So grab your cuppa and be ready to:

  • meet other small businesses in town,
  • connect with potential new friends, clients, employers,
  • listen to local speakers,
  • enhance your biz, or idea, through meaningful connections,
  • share experiences and support each other.

These gatherings are open to women and men.
In order to participate, you will need to register to the next event: I will communicate the location and time to you via email.
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I would love to meet you at the next event, help you create genuine relationships and fruitful connections that will support you towards a positive and authentic life.

The next event is planned for the end of April 2020.
It will be all about the passion behind a story, the strength and the ability to change one’s life for the better and the way to convey all this in a business goal.
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The Slow Sippers:
wanna follow along?

I always encourage to share reviews of these workshops: the fun, the reflections, the tips.
In this particular case of Instagram, the algorithm will thank you too.
Feel free to use the hashtag #slowsippers to stay in touch and discover what boils in the networking pot.

Would you like to be our sponsor for the next event?

In the future, I will normally charge a fee for some of the workshops I am organizing. However, I would like to keep free of charge some of the events regarding networking.

If you are a brand or organization willing to provide you with extra visibility and us with a nice venue, food or event favors, please do not hesitate to keep in touch and I will be happy to discuss all details with you.
You can send me an email with the subject cooperation.
Thank you.

See you soon!
Chiara.