Entries in networking (6)
There are now so many events conferences, tweetups and dinners you can attend to network and collaborate at. Just dont expect free wifi at most conferences in Europe they cant seem to do it.
So how do you choose which ones to attend?
I have a wall planner now where I pencil-in all the events that I find of interest and then they have to pass the test.
Is the content or speakers on my top ten list?
Is it in my city, or one I will visit for work?
Will it provide me an insiders view on the industry?
Can I contribute anything?
Can I find collaborators/contacts there on projects I'm working on?
Can I learn from other startups?
If I answer yes to these:
Then it makes the penned in list, and I plan my month, and then year around these dates.
THE HUGE and bigger than ever web fest LE WEB is on in Paris again this year on the 9th 10 of Dec, get your ticket now
Milan also has many startup events and techgarage
Find out what your city is hosting and get involved
The success of your business depends on it.
Leave us a comment listing your experience with events and networking. Have an event you want to shout about? Let us know and we'll tweet it.
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Those of you who follow my blog and my Swiss Tech posts will have heard of the gadget I've written on often POKEN, the social media networking tool thats set to take the world by storm. I've been blogging on founder Stéphane Doutriaux and the Poken team since they launched in Laussane in 2008. Poken's recent expansion to UK, Italy, and now the US (as it was the most talked about device at Austin SXSW) means people will be pokening each other everywhere. The Poken video will tell you how to highfive people and get rid of all those business cards on your desk that you can't remember where you got,or who they belong to. Just buy a poken a bee, panda, monster or skull and start smart networking.
Click on the firebox.com button on the right in the sidebar and you can buy a single poken and have it shipped, or contact me by email for bulk orders or conferences.
Then register online and take your contacts with you wherever you go. The corporate version will be released soon, a slick USB pen size. The Poken conference badge was launched at #LIFT09 and will soon make interactive conference badges the smart choice. So do you Poken? Interview with Stéphane Doutriaux
Leave us a comment and let us know what you think Donna Jackson Social Communications Specialist Wisequeen