Tools To Be A Master Networker


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This networking mini-guide has 7 essential tools to help you become better at networking. From finding people to meet, to nurturing relationships, these tools streamline the networking process.

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Tools To Be A Master Networker

  1. 1. Tools to Be a Master Networker Build Relationships, Don’t Collect Contacts @BrandingMuse
  2. 2. About the Author Emmelie De La Cruz is a personal branding consultant and social entrepreneur that trains millennials on personal branding, self-promotion and networking. After working in sales, marketing and online reputation management, she has developed a crash course in personal branding and also works with schools and organizations to train students and young professionals on succeeding in the job market. Emmelie is well-versed in search engine optimization, website development, digital strategies and graphic design - all skills that help her create personal brands that thrive on the web.
  3. 3. A master networker needs to be a master emailer who is able to communicate concisely and persuasively. Many of us are drowning in emails, events, projects and just life in general so you want to make sure that you are respectful of people’s time and making the most of our connections. Here are some tools to show you how.
  4. 4. Rapportive How awesome would it be if you could automatically build relationships across platforms? Rapportive is a tool that allows you to see your contact’s social profiles, their location and more. This makes it easy to find them other places online and learn about what they are up to. Popping up in each others' news feeds and timelines is a great way to stay top of mind and spark quick and relevant conversations.
  5. 5. Yesware Step into a salesperson’s shoes and track your interactions. Waiting for an important response or unsure if someone ignored your email? Use Yesware to be notified when someone opened your email, reminded to follow-up and track your conversations so you never miss a beat. Boomerang If you are anything like me, you get productive in the middle of the night when most people are sleeping. Boomerang allows you to schedule messages and send it back to yourself after a certain amount of time if an action (replied or clicked) wasn’t performed. This is important for you to know when to follow-up as well as make sure that you are landing in your contact’s inbox at just the right time.
  6. 6. Let's Lunch - This is an awesome site for people who want to expand their professional networks over a good meal. Your social accounts determine which professionals are relevant to you and selects with whom and where you are having lunch. Twitter Chats A Twitter chat is an interactive conversation at a specific time on Twitter using a hashtag. Twitter chats are one of the quickest ways to increase your followers, influence and connections.
  7. 7. Who’s Viewed Your Profile Take some time to do some reverse outreach and contact those who have viewed your profile on LinkedIn. If you feel like you have a common interest or that you can help them in some way, reach out with a short message introducing yourself. Initiate the conversation first. Card Munch Have a stack of business cards you are too lazy to use? Use Card Munch to import the contact information into LinkedIn. Although only for iPhone users, there are many comparable apps on the market for other operating systems.
  8. 8. Meet Follow-up Nurture • Online or offline using tools like Let’s Lunch Twitter Chats, Linkedin, and other networking events • Use Card Munch and Email to follow-up after meeting, and connect across networks using Rapportive • Reconnect using Yesware to set reminders monthly or quarterly, and schedule greetings to go out during birthdays and holidays using boomerang