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Eve of Disruption – Networking

Digital Tools Are Disrupting Relationship Building

Man working remotely

When the pandemic hit, I was worried networking would become limited to zoom calls with the same familiar faces. But then I discovered Lunchclub, an AI-powered platform that matched me with fascinating people worldwide for virtual 1:1 meetings. We bonded over shared interests, had meaningful conversations, and helped each other. My world expanded exponentially.

Networking is due for disruption. As social media and remote work reshape human connections, transitioning to digital networking opens new possibilities. This post explores emerging technologies enabling smarter, faster networking and relationship building. The future of networking is now.

In-person events are limited. Digital networking transcends geography, allowing you to build community from anywhere.

Here are some ways to embrace the digital networking revolution:

  • Use tools like Lunchclub to connect with people globally based on shared interests and warm introductions. Go beyond your existing bubble.

  • Be active on LinkedIn to keep up with contacts and join groups aligned with your industry and passions. Provide value by sharing insights.

  • Cultivate your brand on social media by being authentic and approachable. Give people a glimpse into who you are.

  • Attend virtual conferences and workshops. Use the chat to make new connections and follow up afterwards.

  • Share knowledge and opportunities without expecting anything in return. Form genuine bonds.

  • Continue nurturing relationships online. Digital networking can be incredibly sticky.

The possibilities are endless.

How will you leverage technology to expand your network and relationships?

Eve of Disruption – A series depicting what the future fabric of our society could look like and ideas that could propel your company forward. There is a changing paradigm in how we live, work and play. Are you and your organization moving with the times and adapting to the massive and rapid changes happening right now? The Eve of Disruption looks at ideas that could be 5 – 10 years in the future but most likely will happen in the blink of an eye.

Contact Urvi B, CEO | Executive Coach, for a free consultation to see how she could infuse the innovation mindset and bring cognitive diversity into your organization, through innovation programs and/or speaking to help you move to the future. #jointhejourney #cognitivediversity #eveofdisruption


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