Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn, MeetUp & Vistaprint to grow your network by attending networking events. You never know when you might meet your next client, friend and/or just get a chance to practice telling people what you are about.
I am happy to say that over the course of 2015 alone I more than doubled my network which now stands at just over 2500 people. I've been to dozens of conferences, having overcome my fear of public speaking.
I used to be very shy and unsure of myself, so going to events with rooms full of strangers was completely out of the question. I am so glad those days are behind me and in 2015 I discovered the hidden power of MeetUp and how you too can leverage this app to grow your network.
Please join me for the essentials needed to grow your network and personal brand.
You can increase the speed of the lecture to 1.5x (my usual preference) or make it slower. Here I show you how.
As you are watching the lectures, is something unclear? Or perhaps something is a great tip that you really like? Please post a comment in the question and answer area. Here I show you how.
Here is an example of the business card I created on Vista Print and now use to hand out when I meet people.
Step by step walk through of how to select a design and fill it out with relevant information to promote yourself.
Using the MeetUp application to create a profile and find groups around your area of interest.
Using the calendar feature is another useful way of finding events.
Take a look at who else is attending, maybe there are people you really want to meet.
No need to stress about where to park, ParkMe app makes this an easy part of the process.
The things that have worked for me in the events themselves. Be yourself!
A good next day activity of reaching out to the people you met and asking them to connect.
Write down as much as you remember about the person, you will thank yourself later.
Alex Ivanov, Principle Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, is a world recognized expert in bridging the gap between requirements management, system engineering and optimizing IBM Rational DOORS (with the DXL automation that it can bring). Alex is an IBM Certified Professional for: DOORS v9, DOORS Next Generation v5, Rational Quality Manager v3, Collaborative Lifecycle Management v4 (i.e. RTC, RQM, RRC/RDNG) and is a six-time IBM Rational Champion (2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016).
Alex is very active on social media channels and has been speaking at conferences for the past 9 years, growing a raving fan base everywhere he goes.