Last week I spoke at the IABC at their First Friday Lunch about best practices in blogging. These days, especially after having a third child, it is much harder to get out of the house. Shuffling kids to school and play dates on a Friday meant a lot of coordination (and a lot of trust in the parents that were helping).
When we arrived at PUBLIK I was surprised to find this really cool space. Even if you aren’t a coffee lover, it’s a great work space, their mission, “We believe in quality over quantity, community over corporate, planet over profit.”
It felt like something right out of San Francisco or New York.
The audience was made up of mostly business communicators. A total of four Utah Bloggers spoke on their best practices.
Austen Diamond ~ http://www.13percentsalt.com/
Wanna know the #1 tip I shared?
Connect in real life.
Making connections in real life with your online friends has many benefits. To me, connecting in real life means creating an experience and something we can talk about online after the fact. I love to network and connect with people. I love seeing how we can all support and help each other. That’s a big part why I love social media.
Networking, done smarter.
There’s a new app that just made connecting on and offline a whole lot easier.
The networking tool you need is called SWOP.
It does what it says, it swops your information.
Swop is an app that allows you to share your phone number, email address, instagram user information, Facebook, etc at the swipe of a finger.
It’s the perfect app that makes me think “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?” Too often I’ve been at conferences and wanted to share contact information. This networking tool is brilliant.
Takes about 3 minutes total to add your contact information to the app.
As soon as your information is in there, you can connect with people around you.
What are you waiting for?
Connecting with the SWOP app let’s you network. It is easy. Swop will help you increase your productivity because you won’t be searching for a business card.