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How to Rock at Networking During Net App Insight 2013

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  • 1. Network Like a Rockstar Insight Innovation Taught Here Clever and totally non- awkward tricks for making connections with all of the people you’ve been dying to meet at NetApp Insight.
  • 2. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Whether this is your once a year hiatus to mingle with the commoners or you consider yourself a social butterfly, it’s a good time to up your game. In-real-life (IRL) connections and social networking have become more important than ever to personal career development and growing a business. These tips will help you leverage technology and social media to your advantage so you rock the event and avoid awkward situations.
  • 3. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Network on Twitter Prior to the Conference Join the conversation on the official conference hashtag #NTAPinsight. It’s a great way to identify people attending and follow people you want to meet in person. By starting the conversation online first, meeting in-person will be a breeze. You might even recognize someone you meet by their Twitter handle.
  • 4. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Check in on Foursquare Upon Arrival " Check into NetApp Insight Americas on Foursquare to let the world know you have arrived. People use Foursquare at events to scope out who is on the scene. And, you might just be on their to-meet-list. Increase your discoverability by posting it to Twitter with #NTAPinsight. And hey, while you’re there leave a tip. It’ll increase your popularity too.
  • 5. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar QRC Business Card While QR codes are often used in useless and illogical ways by people, do not discount their value. They work best in a printed format that can hold steady while someone scans it. That’s why business cards are a genius application. Link to your bio, download your contact card or whitepaper to their phone instantly. Creating one is free and easy at the-qrcode-generator.com. Visit my bio. John Doe Vice President, Of Genius jdoe@yourcompany.com
  • 6. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Rock Your Online Brand Whether you like it or not, people are Googling you. Search your name. Clean up your profiles. Adjust your Facebook privacy settings. Optimize LinkedIn. Update profile photos to a current, professional headshot. There’s nothing more embarrassing than to meet in person and hear them exclaim “you look nothing like your Twitter pic” because it’s a cartoon or from ten years ago.
  • 7. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Digitize Cards and Connect Using Cardmunch Your smartphone is a magical little tool with networking superpowers. Download Cardmunch to take a picture with your smartphone and automatically convert business cards into phone contacts and send out a LinkedIn invite. It will also show you LinkedIn profile information and connections you have in common. Photo source: Cardmunch
  • 8. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Flash Meet Up There are flash mobs and then there are flash meet ups. If you are one of the cool kids that networks online you know these happen at conferences all the time. When someone posts this to the NetApp Insight mobile app or Twitter “Meet up at Rouge in 10 minutes. Everyone is welcome! #NTAPinsight”, be there or be square.
  • 9. Insight Innovation Taught Here Network Like a Rockstar Social Network After the Event The party has just begun after the event is over. Get on your social networks to follow people you’ve met and build those relationships. If you wait until next year’s conference chances are they will forget you. " Totally non-awkward ways to business network online: " Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and blogs.
  • 10. Insight Innovation Taught Here Learn About NetApp Insight Americas at: netapp-insight.com @InsightAmericas #NTAPinsight NetApp Insight Americas October 7-10, 2013 MGM Grand, Las Vegas Join the Conversation: