Tech Talk: Tips For New-Age Attorney Networking
It’s no secret that advancements in technology are endless and the business-building game is changing. Everyday, new programs are being released, and apps are being launched with the intention to ease a bit our attorney networking nerves. The 30-second elevator pitch is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and good riddance.
So whether you are looking to connect with potential clients, or you’re nervous about attending that conference because you can’t seem to remember anyone’s name, there’s an app for that.
Here is a round-up of 5 of the best apps to use for attorneys who are looking to enhance their networking abilities:
Meetup.com: If corporate conference aren’t your thing, or maybe you’re just looking to switch things up a little, Meetup.com might be for you. Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. Meetup is a great place to find professionals with similar interests to yours.
Lanyrd: industry conferences remain one of the key promotional tools used to generate networking leads. Lanyrd is a networking app that acts as a social conference directory where members can add conferences, workshops, speaking engagements and other events to the site’s database. You can even stay up to date on conferences you are unable to attend by seeing who is tweeting, or what links are making the rounds
Namerick: There is nothing worse that not being able to remember someone’s name you just met, minutes ago. That’s where Namerick comes into play. The application allows you to quickly, and discreetly, record a name and jot down notes about that person, like, what they are wearing, or when you first met. You’ll never stumble on a colleagues name again.
CamCard: Need help organizing that growing stack of business cards piling up on your desk? It’s time to cut that card clutter. With CamCard, just snap a quick picture of the card and you’re done. You can even electronically exchange business cards with other CamCard users.
BumbleBizz: Bumble, the well-known female empowered dating app, announced the release of BumbleBizz, a separate section of the app where you can make business contacts – without any romantic ties. Just like it’s mother app, BumbleBizz will be focused on female empowerment, women must be the ones to reach out first.