Tips on how to meet new people as a super-connector
Don't go to random networking events!
This is the first thing. Networking events are not the right place. This is not where the smart people go. Instead, join some cool specific Meetups or events on Eventbrite. Public speaking events like Toast Masters are a good idea!
Use online matching apps for professionals
There are many very bad apps but a few ones are really great and worth joining. LunchClub is a good example. It matches you with other professionals in your area based on your interests for a 30m call to discuss anything. Our team has been using this app for a while and we've met many cool people.
Tips on how to maintain your connections
After you've created your account with Nat. You want to check out the
Losing touch tab that contains a list of your contacts with whom you're losing touch with. Review this list carefully in the following way:
- Hide the contacts you don't want to stay in touch with by clicking on the eye symbol
- Reconnect with the contacts you want to maintain relationships with. Either click the shortcut button or visit their profile to get some ideas about what to talk about
Tips on how to empower your network
Use our note-taking solution to get an email before every meeting and make sure to respond to the email with some thoughts about the meeting. The notes will be saved and you'll be able to search through those notes or get them automatically resurfaced before your next meeting.
Generate opportunities for your contacts
When you sense that someone is looking to hire someone or looking for an expert in a specific industry, simply search through your notes for a few specific keywords: software developer, cryptocurrency, ... to resurface relevant contacts and introduce them if you feel this will be valuable to both parties.