OPW INTERVIEW - Apr 4 - Later this month, Marc Lesnick (iDate host) and I will be speaking at the Matchmaking Institute conference in Manhattan, New York. I'll also be going through their matchmaker training. See signup options here. I interviewed the co-founder Lisa Clampitt.
What does The Matchmaking Institute do?
Lisa Clampitt founded MMI in 2003 as the only state certified school in the world offering certification in matchmaking. It is the go-to place to train, network, and grow a matchmaking business with a set code of ethics, quality standards, and a rock solid community. In addition, MMI offers workshops and professional conferences providing relationship and dating experts with a strong group of peers and constant support.
What will Internet dating professionals learn at your matchmaker's conference, and why should they attend?
Often, Internet dating professionals spend their time at tech conferences or focusing on the technology without understanding the resources and know-how of the matchmaking world. If we are truly to connect online and offline dating, it's crucial for the dating tech professionals to learn the latest matchmaking trends, how to grow and keep an affiliate base, etc. just as matchmakers have been learning the online market.
As our annual conference is the largest gathering of love professionals from over 35 countries, MMI has been instrumental in revolutionizing the concept of matchmaking and the dating industry - going from competition to collaboration. The belief is that together, we are more powerful. The Institute has been at the forefront of connecting technology and matchmaking to create a global marketplace for love. It combines the ease and global reach of technology with the personal, customized touch of matchmaking.
Who would be the most relevant speakers to inspire them with their iDating businesses?
Jenn Scalia is a leading Visibility Coach and Strategist for entrepreneurs looking to get known and grow their business online.
Paul Carrick Brunson who after studying with billionaires from around the world, he picked the key characteristics of these world-class leaders and will be speaking how you can integrate these into your business. Paul has worked with Oprah Winfrey on this very topic, among many other top leaders.
How can iDating companies work with matchmakers?
The Institute will be presenting an innovative concept on taking the technology of online to offline and specific strategies to create global collaboration and a global marketplace. This is key for the online industry to get into the mindset and understanding of how matchmakers work in order to harness the strength and opportunity of the collaboration.